§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has, and what discussions have taken place, concerning the admission of American students from Caribbean universities to study medicine in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Newton
[pursuant to his reply, 12 January 1987]: Medical students of overseas universities, the qualifications of which are recognised by the General Medical Council for purposes of registration in this country, may be granted facilities to do part of their clinical training in National Health Service hospitals. Health authorities are discouraged from providing access to clinical facilities for students of any medical schools not so recognised. Officials are considering with professional and academic interests the need for revised guidance on the conditions under which students may undertake clinical work in NHS hospitals.