Date lodged: 20 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish details regarding the NHS bonding scheme, how much this will be and how many medical professionals it envisages it will be made available to.
Answered by: Shona Robison 16 January 2017
It was announced on 14 June 2016 that Scotland’s first Graduate Entry Medical Programme (Scotgem) would have an element of bonding. The Scotgem Programme will commence in autumn 2018 and will have capacity for approximately 40 students. Details of the proposed bonding scheme are currently subject to analysis and informal consultation. It is envisaged that headline details of the proposed scheme will be available by spring this year and well in advance of commencement of Scotgem in 2018.