805 Nigerian doctors were licensed in the UK in six months, now in total 9,189 -British Agency

Analysis of data obtained from the General Medical Council of Britain revealed that 805 Nigerian-trained doctors were certified between July and December 25, 2021.

In addition, the number of Nigerian-trained doctors in the UK increased to 9,189.

This figure does not take into account the number of Nigerian doctors trained and practicing in the UK.

The GMB is the regulatory body responsible for licensing doctors to practice in the UK.

As of June, 8,384 Nigerian doctors had been licensed, while the number of Nigerian-trained specialists and consultants who migrate has continued to increase over the years.

In September, it was reported that Saudi Arabia had held a recruitment interview for consultants and specialists in Abuja.

According to data made available by the council, 233 Nigerian doctors passed the exam to practice in the UK in 2015.

The number rose to 279 in 2016, from 475 in 2017.

In 2018, this figure rose to 852 and increased further to 1,347 in 2019.

Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige during his defense of the budget proposed a nine-year bond for health workers in an attempt to curb the brain drain.

According to the data, 1,968 of the physicians were currently in training, 1,560 were general practitioners, 1,231 were specialists and a total of 4,652 were associate specialists.

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