Hospital Authority welcomes announcement of new batch of recognised medical qualifications by Government

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

    The Hospital Authority (HA) welcomed the Government's announcement today (December 28) of a new batch of recognised medical qualifications by the Special Registration Committee. The HA fully supports the Government's policy on attracting and recruiting more qualified non-locally trained doctors to practice in Hong Kong.
     The HA spokesperson said, "The HA will launch an overseas recruitment exercise by next year by visiting relevant medical schools of universities and medical associations, briefing them with the details of our recruitment scheme as well as stepping up our publicity campaigns so as to attract more non-locally trained medical graduates and medical practitioners to return and serve in Hong Kong. In addition, the HA has set up various online platforms to handle enquires and applications from non-locally trained doctors by a dedicated team."
     The HA will continue prioritising the recruitment of all suitable medical graduates from local universities, and will also recruit more qualified non-locally trained doctors to join the public healthcare sector under special registration and limited registration in order to tackle the rising service demand.
     The HA will also dovetail and support the corresponding needs for specialist training and participate in a new platform established by the Health Bureau for the deliberation on specialist training matters with the Department of Health and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Ends/Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:05