Healthcare recruitment needs to add value

The tides are changing within the NHS and the seasonal ebb and flow is in full swing right now, as the unending winter pressures begin to escalate further in the run up to the approaching festivities at Christmas. With senior management tightening purse strings relentlessly, savings are high on the NHS agenda, so it is […]

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Are ‘winter pressures’ here to stay?

Winter has always been a notoriously difficult time within the healthcare industry. Illnesses associated with the colder weather relentlessly drive up patient demand on an already overstretched and struggling NHS service. Last winter, excess deaths related to the colder months across England and Wales totaled 31,100, which is a 29% increase on the 2011/12 figures, […]

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How can recruitment agencies support the NHS?

Over the past couple of months, the media hasn’t been shy in flagging up when the NHS appears to be failing. A&E has been one department that has been particularly focused upon, with reams of facts and figures stacking up to paint a poor picture of emergency care. Not only have A&E departments across England […]

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Why the NHS is recruiting for values

With recent investigations such as the Francis inquiry, which has been tackling issues of poor patient care, and the Keogh reviews that have been analysing failing hospitals, the spotlight has become firmly focused on the NHS workforce over recent months. Maintaining aspirations of excellent patient experiences, Health Education England (HEE) are going to be combating […]

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How NHS procurement plans could impact locum staff

These days, you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV without catching a glimpse of a news story hailing the incredible debts of the NHS and the undoubted financial struggles that lay ahead for our health service; with prominent think tank the King’s Fund even predicting a complete monetary crisis during 2015/16, if […]

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Why recruitment frameworks create stability for the NHS

With locum demand at its seasonal peak in the run up to and beyond the August changeover, it is more important than ever to source highly qualified and clinically experienced medical professionals, who will contribute fully to and sustain patient care, whilst the new and rotating doctors find their feet. The most important way that […]

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Why locuming in August is your best bet

Our Head of Client Services explains the recent on-surge in locum work The summer months have plenty to make us smile – ice cream vans, decent BBQ weather and lighter evenings to name a few, however probably the most important factor for working locum doctors is the sudden boom in locum shifts. All departments and all grades […]

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