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Report: Indian doctors victims of bias within UK medical system

By: Sarwar Alam

Doctors trained in countries like India are suffering from an inherent bias within the UK medical system, a new report has indicated. An analysis of the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) data between 1996 and 2013 revealed that Indian doctors were five times more likely to undergo “performance assessments within the state-funded National Health Service (NHS)”. The research conducted by University College London (UCL) and published in BMC Medical Education journal recently concluded that doctors trained outside the UK had significantly higher rates of GMC performance assessments than UK-trained doctors. “Bias within the system, particularly in terms of who is…

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