Two Scottish hospitals are using iPods to train new recruits.

New staff are given what Personnel Today calls an "audio induction" into the operating theatres at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and the labour ward at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.

The report confirms that other health authorities in the UK and Europe are looking at the scheme, with Glasgow's Western Infirmary's Accident and Emergency department planning to introduce similar inductions soon.

Alastair Kirk, training and development manager at NHS Greater Glasgow, said: "Using technology means we can make sure all new staff are trained to exactly the same standard."