Saying ‘thank you’ to millions of unsung heroic volunteers

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On 5th June NHS England published the last two blogs in a series it had been running all week dedicated to people who give up their time free as health and care volunteers.

The blogs have marked Volunteers’ Week celebrations in recognition of the invaluable contributions of people up and down the country. The Week acknowledges and says “thank you” to the millions of people who offer their time, skills and expertise to help and support other people.

GMC proposes single test for all doctors wishing to work in UK

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All doctors who wish to work in the United Kingdom will have to sit a standard test to determine whether they are fit to practise, the General Medical Council has announced.

The test, called the UK medical licensing assessment (UKMLA), would replace the current Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test taken by overseas medical graduates. However, UK trained graduates would also be expected to sit the test to gain a place on the medical register.