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a vector international imageJune 22 2018

Activity to recruit doctors, nurses and other specialist health staff will be expanded, the Scottish Government has announced.

Following the removal of the cap on Tier 2 visas announced by the Home Secretary, recruitment efforts will get underway “later this year” and will “build upon recruitment campaigns already being developed for nursing, midwifery, social care and GPs.”

Scotland’s Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “We know there are issues with vacancies across Scotland. The current system of free movement allows skilled, experienced health professionals from across the EU to work in our NHS, filling vacancies in hard to recruit specialisms or in parts of the country with staffing challenges.

“We have already committed to recruitment campaigns for nursing, midwifery, social care and GPs this year. So we will now expand international recruitment activity further and focus on specialties and professional groups which have recruitment challenges and are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of EU withdrawal.”

Link:
Scottish Government announcement    

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