The Department of Health will boost the response capacity of the NHS with a further 254 vacancies for specialist doctors, mostly in general and family medicine.
According to the order published in Diário da República, a total of 196 vacancies are planned in the field of general and family medicine, 24 in the field of public health and 34 vacancies for the hospital area.
In vacancies for specialists in general and family medicine, the largest number is in the North region (64), followed by the regions of Lisbon and Valle do Tejo (62), Center (44) and Algarve and Alentejo, with 13 each.
In hospital specialties, the area with the highest number of job vacancies is medical oncology (11), followed by physical medicine and rehabilitation (6).
For public health, there are bids for, among others, 10 vacancies in the Northern Regional Health Department (ARS), six in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley ARS, two in the Alentejo ARS, two in the Algarve ARS and one in the ARS Center. .
The competition aims to recruit young specialist doctors who have completed their training in the 2022 Medical Training Special Evaluation Period, but is also open to doctors who do not have a permanent contract with the SNS or to other doctors outside the public service..and want to return.
The Ministry highlights that “the number of vacancies now available in this procedure is intentionally higher than the number of new specialist doctors who completed their training in the second season of last year, especially in the field of general and family medicine.” Health in communication. .
The memorandum also states that vacancies for hospital specialties correspond to vacancies in the “profile” – which means having specific technical and professional conditions, obtained in the course of medical training, that respond to the stated needs of hospital units.
“In addition to this measure, doctors from specialties involved in emergency work have been recruited in recent months under specific legislation,” says the Ministry of Health, adding that so far, hospitals have recruited 275 doctors under a specific mechanism that is still in effect (Decree Law No. 50- a / 2022).
In the decree published in the Dominican Republic on Monday night, the government admits that strengthening the SNS response capacity is a “work in progress”, either because “the intended coverage rate has not yet been reached, namely in the field of health care, especially in areas with demographic pressure The largest and located on the periphery”, or as a result of the characteristics of the current medical demographics, which has accelerated the number of retirements.
In the statement released today, the trusteeship also says that it, together with the Executive Board of the SNS, reflects “the need for a new framework for medical staffing in the NHS, with the aim of increasing attractiveness and capacity to retain specialists.”
Ministry data indicates that between 2015 and 2022, the number of doctors specializing in social communication services increased by 25%, which represents an increase of 4,286 specialists.
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