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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Hospital Authority announced today that seven non-locally trained doctors’ applications have been approved by the Medical Council for practice with limited registration in public hospitals.

Among the applications, three are new while the rest are for renewal.

The seven doctors will serve in the anaesthesia, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, paediatrics and radiology departments.

Currently, there are 26 non-locally trained doctors working in public hospitals under limited registrations in specialties with a manpower shortage to help relieve frontline doctors’ workload and pressure.

The authority noted the recruitment of non-locally trained doctors will continue. Selection interviews by user departments will be arranged for eligible applicants.

For non-locally trained doctors who are considered suitable for appointment, the authority will submit limited registration applications to the council according to their intended date of reporting for duty.

Since April, the recruitment criteria of non-locally trained doctors with limited registration in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine and paediatrics have been updated to include eligible applicants with pre-intermediate qualifications recognised by the Academy of Medicine, aiming to attract more eligible applicants and alleviate the heavy workload of frontline doctors.

The authority currently recruits non-locally trained doctors as Service Residents in all specialties, and non-locally trained specialists at the rank of Associate Consultant in specialties facing a significant shortage of specialists.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News