Motion S5M-00724: Scotland Best for Junior Doctors

14 Jul 2016

That the Parliament notes the publication of figures showing that Scotland is a world-class destination for junior doctors, with an increase in recruitment; welcomes the more than 5,700 junior doctors who have chosen to train in Scotland in 2016-17; understands that the figures, which come from NHS Education Scotland, showed a 27% rise in the number of students choosing Scotland as their first preference, with an 18% rise in the number of doctors who had graduated up to two years previously; believes that the increase is related to the dreadful treatment of junior doctors by the UK Government; congratulates the Scottish Government on its positive relations with the health sector, and once again welcomes all who seek to make a career in the Scottish NHS.