Irish health service most reliant on foreign-trained doctors

The number of doctors registered with the Medical Council has reached an all-time high of over 19,000, according to a new report.

Yet the Irish health service depends on foreign-trained doctors to a greater extent than in any other OECD country and has a relatively low number of doctors by international standards, according to the report published by the council.

Pakistan is the country where the greatest number of foreign-trained staff qualified, with 1,238 doctors working in Ireland, according to the Medical Workforce Intelligence Report. The other main source countries are South Africa, the UK, Sudan, India and Nigeria.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/irish-health-service-most-reliant-on-foreign-trained-doctors-1.2392039

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