International medical graduates: how can UK psychiatry do better?

Emmeline Lagunes-Cordoba, Raka Maitra, Subodh Dave, Shevonne Matheiken, Femi Oyebode, Jean O'Hara, Derek K. Tracy
2020 BJPsych Bulletin  
The National Health Service (NHS) was created 70 years ago to provide universal healthcare to the UK, and over the years it has relied upon international medical graduates (IMGs) to be able to meet its needs. Despite the benefits these professionals bring to the NHS, they often face barriers that hinder their well-being and performance. In this editorial, we discuss some of the most common challenges and the adverse effects these have on IMGs' lives and careers. However, we also propose
more » ... lso propose practical measures to improve IMGs' experiences of working in psychiatry.
doi:10.1192/bjb.2020.118 pmid:33263275 fatcat:biw45kpcwzfm7djcr7lyx3kf7m