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NHS 'needs national system' of GP checks

MPs are calling for changes to the EU laws governing the employment of European doctors, warning that lives could be lost unless the vetting of doctors offering out-of-hours GP care is improved.

Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, comments on what changes should be made to the employment of foreign doctors in the UK.

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