A teaching hospital trust is launching an international partnership with Pakistan to bring 10 qualified doctors to work at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is joining forces with the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP), Pakistan’s national institution which regulates medical education and professional development among its postgraduate doctors.
CPSP will benefit from their doctors receiving the best training at a major teaching hospital in the UK while the trust will be able to fill medical vacancies at a time of national recruitment pressures in the NHS.
Simon Nearney, the trust’s Director of Workforce, said: “We are extremely thrilled to have developed this partnership and programme with CPSP. The College is an outstanding organisation and have talented doctors that have chosen Hull to work and further their training.
“Although the partnership will help us fill vacancies in some of our specialties, it also means we can share our expertise, training and experience with doctors in a developing country who may not get exposure to the range of patients we see here in Hull.
“Doctors will come to Hull for two years and then return to Pakistan. The plan is to bring further cohorts to Hull every year.”
The first of the Pakistani doctors are set to arrive in Hull next month and the trust is now progressing a similar partnership with universities in India.
[Allison Coggan – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust]