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a scottish flag image cbAugust 10 2016

Measures to increase recruitment of doctors to train and work in Scotland have been announced. 

 The Scottish Government says it will consolidate the various medical fellowship schemes introduced since 2015 into a single Scottish International Medical Training Fellowship programme. The aim is to double the number of trainee doctors to over 100 over the next two years.

The scheme will be open to people who have already done medical training in their own country and can travel to Scotland as experienced doctors to continue their advanced training in one or two-year programmes in the NHS.

The Scottish International Medical Training Fellowship programme is run in conjunction with NHS Education for Scotland and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “The recruitment of medical staff is increasingly international, and all health services need to work hard to create opportunities for doctors from overseas. Since we started running international fellowship schemes three years ago, we have received very positive feedback from health boards.

“Consolidating existing schemes to recruit international doctors will help boards to access the best possible candidates. It will also make it easier for international doctors to take advantage of the opportunity to work in Scotland, and ensure a rewarding experience which will contribute to developing healthcare in their home countries.”

Link:
Scottish Government announcement      

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