Already better-staffed NHS Scotland doctor training meeting recruitment targets

(c) TARGET Careers

From the Scottish Government:

Latest recruitment figures show that 89% of all medical training posts in Scotland are currently filled – the highest level for five years at this stage in recruitment. Foundation training places – for the two years post-medical school – are currently 99% full. The speciality areas of clinical radiology, paediatrics and general surgery show 100% fill rates.  In core psychiatry, 41 of the 57 posts advertised have been filled – a rate of 72%. The Scottish Government is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, health boards and medical schools to ensure this rate continues to improve.

You’ll remember BBC Scotland’s scare stories on, especially, the above two specialisms:

I feel sure Notreporting Scotland will be excited by these developments.

Evidence of greater staffing:

AFTER SNP policies Scotland has 30% more doctors than England BUT BBC Scotland find a Stoneyburn wifie who….

New fun for researcher as qualified doctor staffing is up almost 20% under SNP!

Six consecutive years of NHS Scotland staffing growth



6 thoughts on “Already better-staffed NHS Scotland doctor training meeting recruitment targets

  1. anniefraethehills July 7, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Love the clipping from the Washington Post about Scottish Nationalism. I’m going to throw that in the face of every comment from BritNats who call us Natsis. Many thanks for all of your excellent work.

    Liked by 2 people

      • William Henderson July 7, 2019 / 3:37 pm

        “….but no one would die for it.”

        Time will tell…….

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Clydebuilt July 8, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    New Slogan

    “Independence or Bust Brexit”


  3. Ludo Thierry July 9, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    Hi john – hope it’s OK going off topic? – Noticed a piece in the HuffPost from Sunday 07/07 regarding Boris’ coronation and thought the vox pops from Edinburgh and Melrose were interesting. The full article carries some laughable stuff about Col. Davidson being ‘leader’ of the ‘Scottish’ tory ||MPs – but the vox pops are worth looking at. Link and snippets below:

    Oliver Brown, a shop worker in Stockbridge whose position on the Union has switched, took a dimmer view.

    “I think Boris is an absolute shower,” he said. “He is one of two things: as stupid as he makes out or a liar. I just think he goes wherever the money is.
    “I just feel he is a horrible human being. I voted No to independence in 2014 but since Brexit I have completely changed my mind and I’m very, very for independence now.

    “I feel like Scotland is being stitched up.”

    Laura Renton, 18, a cafe worker on her way to work in Melrose town centre, said she had never heard of Hunt.

    “I think Boris is a bit of a loose cannon and personally I wouldn’t vote for him,” she said. “He’s unorganised and all over the place….. In terms of independence, I’m not sure how I would vote but I think both of my parents would vote Yes now because a lot of the promises that were made haven’t been kept. They voted No in 2014.”

    Gabriella Captain, a 42-year-old florist based in Melrose, said Brexit was toxic in Scotland and was now inextricably linked with the independence debate.

    She said: “A lot of people who come into the shop say ‘bloody Boris Johnson’. People here do not want Brexit and he has been misleading people on Brexit.
    “If they push through Brexit, we want another vote on independence because we will want to get out of the UK.”

    “I think everybody in this area who has been a lifetime Tory is questioning their vote,” said Paul Robertson, 47, who is originally from Yes-voting Glasgow but runs an independent jewellers called Artizan in Melrose high street.

    “If we get taken out of Europe against our will, that will only create more votes for the SNP and more votes for independence.
    “I think a lot of folk just think Boris is a buffoon. People come into my shop and say he is not really on the ball for someone who wants to be in the position of PM.”

    One MSP, who asked not to be named, said: “We hope Boris can surround himself with a good team.

    “Whoever is PM they need to understand and realise the battle for the Union did not stop in 2014……. Boris needs to be aware of that and he needs to be ready, because he will soon find out.”

    Another senior Scottish Tory source simply said: “Prime minister Boris is happening. We just have to manage it.”


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