“We were delighted with the recruitment service that Hunter Human Capital provided to the Southmead & Henbury Family Practice recently. From the point of enquiry to the appointment of a very able candidate, the service was professional, efficient and friendly. HHC kept us informed at all times, and were very responsive to our requirements. They took a considerable amount of the workload out of the recruitment process, and we would not hesitate to recommend them to any GP practice seeking to achieve the best possible recruitment outcomes, and we will certainly use them again in future if and when the need arises.”
As the GP recruitment crisis shows no signs of abating, more and more practices are using Practice Nurses and Advanced Nurse Practitioners to plug the gaps created by a shortage of doctors. Whilst demand for the services of Practice Nurses and Advanced Nurse Practitioners has increased, supply has remained relatively stable, creating a condition sometimes referred to by economists as “an insufficiency in the labour force.”
It is easy to underestimate the detrimental effects of leaving a vacancy unfilled for a period of time. Paying for temporary cover is only part of the cost. Why?
• Temporary staff rarely take any part in the wider operation of a practice, leaving existing staff to take on extra duties.
• Diminished practice teams are overworked, over stressed, and have more absences and higher staff turnover.
• An incomplete practice team might struggle to deliver effective service, let alone develop extra services and additional revenue streams.
Hunter Human Capital offers an effective, professional and cost–effective way of filling permanent Practice Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner vacancies. We have the widest network of candidates, which means we’re often able to fill ‘hard-to-fill’ roles when other recruiting methods have failed to deliver a result (which, given current demand, they usually do).
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