List of Abbreviations

BAMA British Asian Medical Association
BAPIO

British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

BIDA

British International Doctors’ Association (formerly ODA)

BMA British Medical Association
BMJ

British Medical Journal

GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education
GMC

General Medical Council

FECSM

Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine

IMG

International Medical Graduate

LMC Local Medical Committee
MJCSM

Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine

PCT Primary Care Trust
PLAB Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board
SEN State Enrolled Nurse (Pupil Nurse)
SRN State Registered Nurse
SHO Senior House Officer
ODA Overseas Doctors Association