In no federal state does it take longer for doctors who have completed professional training abroad to be recognized than in Bavaria. While in Schleswig-Holstein, for example, the procedures in 2021 were decided in just one day or in Hamburg in seven days, in the Free State they lasted an incredible 364 days on average. This emerges from a request from the Left Party to the federal government, which is available to the German Press Agency in Munich. The national average is 111 days
In other non-city states such as Lower Saxony (44 days), North Rhine-Westphalia (17 days) and Baden-Württemberg (43) the procedures also lasted much shorter on average. Only in Saxony (359 days) did it take a similar amount of time.
According to the information, patience was also the order of the day for dentists in the recognition process with 305 days. Baden-Württemberg (24 days) and North Rhine-Westphalia (26 days) are assigned much shorter procedure times in the response from the Federal Government. Nationwide, the average is given as 105 days.
In contrast, physiotherapists in Bavaria only have to wait an average of 99 days for their procedures to be completed. In Baden-Württemberg it is 274, in North Rhine-Westphalia 36 days. Nationwide, the procedures take an average of 115 days.
With 71 days for nurses, Bavaria ranked in the middle nationwide in 2021 and just below the overall average (77). The negative leader here was Thuringia with 225 days, followed by Rhineland-Palatinate (172) and Lower Saxony (147). According to the information, it was fastest in Schleswig-Holstein (13 days).
"There is an acute shortage of skilled workers in Bavaria's healthcare system - but doctors from abroad have to wait an eternity for their professional qualifications to be recognized here," said Bavaria's FDP leader Martin Hagen. "Bavaria is one of the last places when it comes to the recognition of foreign qualifications." The CSU has obviously not yet understood that qualified immigration is urgently needed - especially in the health system. "We have to make it easier for the bright minds who want to work for us. The state government should submit a concept to the state parliament on how it intends to speed up the process."