Jim Godsal, managing director at Head Medical
Head Medical, an Edinburgh-based recruitment firm, has expanded its services into China.
The company, which has placed doctors in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Gulf region as well as international doctors into the UK, will be working with an international healthcare provider in China to recruit doctors for hospitals and clinics in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.
As the demand for international standard healthcare increases in China, Head Medical will help to provide English-speaking doctors to service the ex-pat community, as well as Chinese patients seeking private healthcare services.
Head Medical has a long-term contract in place with this healthcare company to provide workforce planning services to help accommodate its ongoing expansion plans, including its recently opened hospitals in Shanghai and Guangzhou
Those interested in a move east are not required to speak any of the Chinese language dialects and can use their western qualifications to practice in the region.
Jim Godsal, managing director at Head Medical commented: "The reform of medicine along with changes to healthcare insurance in China has opened up the opportunity for western medicine to be practiced.
“China is a strong market with lots of potential in healthcare because of increased investment. As such, it holds a different sort of appeal for doctors. While Australia offers sun and a complete lifestyle overhaul; the Middle East provides the ex-pat life and tax-free earnings; China offers a more adventurous and unique healthcare experience. Any western doctors wanting to make the move to China will be part of the process to establish a growing a private healthcare system.”
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