UK's NHS to hire Indian doctors over Skype!

indian-doctorsThe UK is mulling recruiting around 50 doctors from India to tackle a staffing crisis, days after a court ruled against Indian-origin doctors, who alleged bias in Britain's medical examination system. Health officials here will interview dozens of overseas medics over Skype to tackle a National Health Service (NHS) staffing crisis in its Accident and Emergency (A&E) department, which has left almost half of specialist training places for casualty doctors unfilled for the past three years.
NHS officials have set up an assessment centre in New Delhi and are currently considering 150 applications from Indian doctors, who are due to undergo interviews via video-link next week, The Telegraph reported on Saturday. Health Education England said the programme hopes to recruit at least 50 trainee doctors, who will continue their specialist training in the UK before returning to India in four years' time. (Read: 'UK wants to share NHS expertise with India')
The latest news of the National Health Service recruitment drive came amid increasing concern about the standards required for overseas doctors to work in the UK.
Source: PTI
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