RCR supports international recruitment drive to boost Scottish radiologist numbers

Monday 12 February 2018

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is backing a new international recruitment drive from NHS Scotland which aims to boost Scottish radiologist numbers by 10 per cent. 

Nine Scottish Health Boards are now teaming up to fill 32 vacancies through targeted global advertising.

Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison said:

“This recruitment campaign, alongside the £4 million Radiology Transformation Programme already underway, underlines our commitment to ensure that NHS Scotland retains world-class radiology services.

“The campaign highlights the benefits of living in Scotland and working for our NHS, and it demonstrates our commitment to a vibrant, dynamic and outward-looking health service, staffed by some of the very best clinicians from around the world. 

“We are determined to recruit and retain the best and the brightest in order to deliver sustainable health services for the people of Scotland.”

Dr Grant Baxter, chair of the RCR’s Standing Scottish Committee, said:

“The RCR fully supports this much-needed international drive to boost radiologist numbers.

“Overseas radiologists tell us they love working in the UK because of the camaraderie, clinical and learning opportunities they are exposed to in the NHS and the Scottish health system has a lot to offer incoming doctors.

“The RCR also has a range of application materials and tips to help guide overseas radiologists applying for UK jobs, and we look forward to welcoming and supporting overseas radiologists looking for an exciting new challenge in Scotland.”

To find out more, visit the dedicated recruitment campaign website: http://www.radiologyjobs.scot.nhs.uk/  

Background

NHS Scotland Boards taking part in the international recruitment campaign include Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Dumfries and Galloway, Forth Valley, Fife, Grampian, Highland, Lanarkshire and Tayside

Target territories for the campaign include Western Europe, India, Australia, the USA and Canada.