So why are such a large percentage of British doctors trained abroad?

Question and Answer posed on Dennis Prager's radio show: The simple reason is: Socialized medicine. Medicine pays so poorly in Britain, most doctors come from abroad.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, doctors are paid rather well in Britain. The average salary for a family parctice doctor is around 100k pounds. That compares very well with the salaries of IT managers, solicitors and other professions.

7/03/2007 3:41 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Can we get sources for either assertion that a large percentage of British doctors are trained abroad or that British doctors are paid poorly?


7/03/2007 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

Hi John,
It may also have to do with the supply side controls operated by the college of medicine and the BMA, who, under the present system limit the number of medical schools and the number of student places at those schools, in ordr to keep demand and therefore price artificially high.

Getting doctors on board for the national health service involved the politicians making major concessions;

for a while, it was a criminal offence to disobey a doctor's instructions!

Osteopaths, chiropracters, herbalists etc were to be excluded from the system, and the only way that their services could be paid for on the national health was if a doctor referred you to one.

some gift from the 1947 / 48 labour govt!

7/05/2007 7:45 AM  

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