Consultation on the language competence of doctors

Close date: 25 July 2012

The Government consults on proposals that responsible officers should assess whether or not doctors' competence in the English language enables them to perform their role, as part of a consultation on the role of responsible officers. Under the proposals, responsible officers (senior doctors within organisations) would work with the General Medical Council to ensure that doctors are assessed, including making sure that they understand NHS processes and medicines.
Consultation document: Responsible officers in the new health architecture (PDF format, 208K) (on the Department of Health website)