Thirteen non-locally trained doctors approved to practice in Hong Kong
The Hospital Authority has on Wednesday received confirmation from the Medical Council of Hong Kong on the approval of 13 applications of non-locally trained doctors for practice with limited registration in public hospitals to help relieve the frontline workload.
Among the 13 applications, five are new applications while the other eight are for renewal.
The 13 doctors will be serving in anatomical pathology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, radiology and surgery departments, according to a Hospital Authority statement.
The statement noted that there are currently 42 non-locally trained doctors working in public hospitals under limited registration, to relieve manpower shortage and workload pressure of frontline doctors.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Authority said the recruitment of non-locally trained doctors will continue.
“Selection interviews by user departments will be arranged for eligible applicants. The Hospital Authority will submit limited registration applications to the Medical Council of Hong Kong for the non-locally trained doctors who are considered suitable for appointment according to their intended date of reporting for duty,” the spokesman added.
The Authority currently recruits non-locally trained doctors as Service Residents in all specialties. It will also recruit non-locally trained doctors who meet the required qualification at the rank of Associate Consultant in specialties that face a significant shortage of specialists.