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A group of newly qualified junior doctors joined NHS Western Isles today (Monday May 4) to help local staff in the fight against coronavirus.

Four individuals joined the local health service from Aberdeen University, as Interim Foundation Year doctors.

The group have just qualified from medical school, and will be taking up hospital based roles to help support the clinical teams, prior to commencing their formal FY1 (Junior Doctor) posts in August 2020.

NHS Western Isles Medical Director, Dr Frank McAuley, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome these four skilled clinicians to NHS Western Isles and we are very grateful that they chose the Western Isles for their placements.

"Their input will be invaluable and we hope to provide them with a positive experience to help increase their knowledge and skills as they enter into their new careers."