Calls to ditch ‘unnecessary’ clinical assessment for IMGs to work in general practice

It is being claimed that candidates are now waiting up to a year to start work because of delays with PESCI
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Gurdeep Bagari
Dr Gurdeep Bagari

A parliamentary petition is demanding a reduction in the clinical assessment of IMGs before they are allowed to work under supervision as GPs.

With claims that some are waiting up to a year to start jobs because of the time it takes to arrange their mandatory PESCI interviews, those behind the campaign are calling for the assessment to be scrapped for certain candidates.