Medical group wants EU-trained doctors to take English test - Independent.ie
Can't see a thread on this and I am surprised there isn't. Thanks to an insane piece of legislation EU trained doctors may not be tested for their level of English. As the piece above shows this can be fatal. It ias frankly unbelievable that this is not the case.
However I am told non_EU doctors are tested yet the testing must be pretty shabby if my family's experience is anything to go by. I have been dealt with in the last 12 months by doctors and nurses from India who had real difficulty speaking English. I had to work hard to understand them. My case was minor but my cousin's (a professional sportsman) was worse. He entered the Cork Regional with a stomach complaint and after testing all the female Indian doctor could say was "go home now all ok". She could not explain the problem to him. A day later he was in A & E with food poisoning thanks to a sharp eyed local GP. Above all jobs shouldn't medical practitioners be forced to have a good standard of English?