Scots students to work as NHS bank staff

Published: 19 February 2021 Scotland

All healthcare students in Scotland, including diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, can now be employed as bank staff for their local NHS Board.

NHS Boards can offer a maximum of 15-hour fixed-term contracts to students who are able to commit once they have signed up. Work is not guaranteed and students should only take up this option if it does not affect their studies.

Students employed as bank staff will have access to the same resources as other staff including PPE, vaccinations and testing.

SoR professional officer for Scotland Maria Murray said: ‘I welcome this opportunity for our students and am pleased that this potential employment will not impact upon their clinical learning experience’.