HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Poland loses record numbers of doctors to the UK

Poland is losing significant numbers of its doctors to the UK and other Western nations of the European Union, says a letter in this week's BMJ.

Following accession to the EU, nearly 500 Polish doctors registered with the UK's General Medical Council in one year - 30 times as many as in the previous year. The Scandanavian countries are also a popular destination for doctors leaving Poland, say the authors.

Despite the arrival of democracy, current conditions for doctors in Poland drive them to seek work in the West, argue the authors. Salaries are so low that many doctors work in several places or decide to work as sales reps for the pharmaceutical industry.

The career structure also poses problems, effectively preventing many doctors from specialising - leaving them no choice but to leave Poland if they want to gain expertise in a chosen area. The lack of new diagnostic technologies and treatments also spurs doctors to seek opportunities for developing their skills elsewhere.

The healthcare systems of former communist countries may have changed, but the working conditions of Poland's doctors have not improved, conclude the authors.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
21-Jul-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Government policy changes lead to dramatic drop in heart disease deaths in Poland
2. Worlds largest osteoporosis congress closes; significant studies released
3. Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early
4. Medical, IT, engineering experts form advisory panel for electronic health record safety
5. Importance of personal health records draws support of American College of Physicians
6. UK record heatwave and rising pollution observed by eyes in the sky: Images reveal hotspots
7. Should patients have to opt out of electronic records?
8. Electronic medical record boosts quality, efficiency
9. MSKCC received record gift of $100 million from Mortimer B. Zuckerman for cancer research facility
10. Historic records shed light on soldiers lifelong war scars
11. Patients reports of domestic violence not recorded by a nearly a third of surveyed physicians

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , ... mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. ... EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces their ... South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed for ... specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, the ... by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health Care. ... award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, "It,s ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: