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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recruitment

Health and Social Care COVID-19 Accelerated Recruitment Portal

A new portal is now available to make it easier for former health and social care staff and final year students to sign up to support NHS Scotland and social care in the fight against Coronavirus.

Find out how many people have signed up so far

Applicant FAQs

Pre-Employment & In-Employment FAQs

How to Register

Please access the COVID-19 Health and Social Care Accelerated Recruitment Portal if you are interested in signing up.


The following is an extract from a communication on 28th March 2020 from Stephen Lea-Ross, Deputy Director of of Health Workforce, Leadership & Service Reform - Scottish Government:

"Dear Colleagues,

Health and Social Care COVID-19 Accelerated Recruitment Portal

Under the UK Coronavirus Act 2020, Emergency Registers have opened to former registrants to accelerate the workforce capacity across NHS Scotland.

To enable speedy deployment and employment across Health and Social Care, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have been commissioned to build a national ‘Health and Social Care COVID-19 Accelerated Recruitment Portal’. This will facilitate emergency registrants across professional groups to provide their details.

The portal will support applications from returners and students to priority areas in health and social care across acute, primary, community and social care settings."

Please see the full communication from Stephen Lea-Ross.

Contact points for further enquiries

NHS Education for Scotland: 

Scottish Government: