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COVID is changing recruitment habits and patterns

Managers are all too aware of the perennial issue of recruitment to ensure that practices have enough employees, but in these changing COVID-19 times, the goalposts on recruitment appear to be changing. A long-standing reliance on expensive locums may be due for a switch, with GPs becoming far more willing to agree to salaried positions

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Practices encouraged to use free NHS Jobs advertising to attract nurses

December 16, 2019, by in News, Nurses, Recruitment

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It is no secret that nurses are in short supply, so as part of its ‘We Are The NHS’ recruitment drive NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a new website to boost applications for practice nursing vacancies. The new site – gpnursing.jobs.nhs.uk – interlocks with NHS Jobs and collates practice nursing vacancies even if

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Ensuring a fair trial

Recruitment is a tough – and time-consuming job, which means ensuring you hire the right person for your vacancy is crucial. Nobody wants to go through the process of hiring a new face, only for that person to be unsuitable for the role, leaving you back at square one. Equally, it’s important that any likely

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Your guide to the International GP Recruitment Programme

February 1, 2018, by in GPs, Recruitment

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Your guide to the International GP Recruitment Programme

(Time to read: 6 minutes) The recruitment of GPs remains a major headache for practice managers. Figures from NHS Digital show that almost 1,300 full-time equivalent GPs have been lost from the NHS workforce over the past two years. Throw into the mix a failure to recruit sufficient numbers into GP training posts and it’s easy

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Avoiding discrimination in recruitment

Avoiding discrimination in recruitment

Unless you meet one of the limited exceptions, the Equality Act 2010 means that you must be sure not to discriminate against applicants on the grounds of the protected characteristics. What practical steps can you take to avoid discrimination in recruitment? (1) Your Recruitment Policy and process Having a written clear and transparent policy covering

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GP recruitment to be “industrial”

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The NHS drive to recruit overseas GPs will be on an “industrial scale,” the head of NHS England has promised. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens revealed yesterday that he plans to recruit 2,000 GPs from overseas to tackle the crisis in primary care. Some GP leaders have condemned the plans as a “sticking plaster”

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Dependent on experience…

May 23, 2017, by in Funny, Recruitment

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Written by Don “Some can gain all the experience needed after a few minutes of instruction whilst others will never gain it in a lifetime of toil…….” (I think I just made that one up, although I could equally have plagiarised it from somewhere, but I am old and curmudgeonly so don’t really give a

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