Denmark lures German doctors:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Danish hospitals are trying to attract doctors from Germany, with offers of housing, jobs for spouses and specialised German lessons for their children. The decision to encourage the hospitals to recruit German doctors, was taken by the association of Danish counties in a general meeting last week. It is hoped that the drive will relieve the pressure on understaffed hospitals. Bent Hansen, mayor of Viborg, will travel to Hamburg on Tuesday to negotiate with the German doctors association. County councils are mostly interested in recruiting specialist surgeons or anaesthetists in areas where there is less direct patient contact and fluent Danish is not a requirement.