Disabled check-up

June 6, 2003

The National Health Service should not only welcome medics with disabilities, but it should also consider how to support doctors who become disabled during their careers (Soapbox, THES, May 30).

From October 2004, the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and other such bodies will be brought under disability discrimination legislation.

They will have to consider what their competency standards are and make reasonable adjustments to the assessment of those standards to ensure that disabled people wishing to study medicine are not discriminated against.

Jenni Knox
Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

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