UK licenses 162 Nigerian-trained doctors in six weeks


General Medical Council (GMC) of the UK licensed no fewer than 162 Nigerian-trained doctors to practise in the United Kingdom in the last 42 days.

The information is contained in the register of the GMC which maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the UK.

Information on the council’s website revealed that in the last 42 days, the number of Nigerian-trained doctors practising in the UK rose from 10,824 to 10,986.

This implies that at least three Nigerian-trained doctors were licensed per day from February 2 to March 15, 2023.

It was also observed that Nigeria has the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK after India (31,979) and Pakistan (18,490).


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