Tags: Language

Language testing for overseas doctors

Responding to the Health Secretary’s announcement of new proposals for language testing of overseas doctors, Dean Royles, director of the NHS Employers organisation, said: “Language competency and effective communication is a very important issue for patients and for staff working alongside doctors trained overseas. We are pleased that these changes will allow new NHS applicants…

dp releases “Speexx” – a way to learn a new language for a business environment

dp (digital publishing) the global provider of award winning corporate language training (CLT), has announced its newly created language product portfolio and learning platform to deliver an improved user experience. Available with the upcoming autumn release, dp’s language learning suite called Speexx will set the standard for excellence in language training and improve the business…

Healthcare can’t afford to ignore compliance issues

The General Medical Council recently said that existing European rules, banning its testing of GPs’ language skills, represent a risk to patient safety after reports emerged that some doctors are unable to communicate in English. With growing awareness of professional misconduct in the medical sector and GMC plans to introduce changes to the way it…