The General Medical Council will be given new powers to test language skills after a series of scandals in which patients died after being treated by doctors who trained overseas and failed to understand basic medical terms.

The GMC will be allowed to test the language skills doctors from other European Union countries for the first time since 1983 – and if they fail, refuse to let them practise in Britain. More >>

Subscribe to the translation news daily digest here.
See more translation news.