New trail blazing NHS recruitment campaign launches

July 04, 2017

The ‘Best of Both Worlds’ is a first of its kind recruitment campaign launched today by fourleading NHS healthcare providers Northamptonshire in partnership with the University of Northampton to attract doctors and nurses to relocate to live and work in Northamptonshire. The campaign aims to put Northampton, Kettering and Northamptonshire firmly on the map as a top destination for new and experienced medical and nursing professionals to develop their careers.

This month the Royal College of Nursing’s Chief Executive and General Secretary, Janet Davies, stated there are 40,000 nursing vacancies in England. The Health Service Journal has reported that 96% of hospitals in the UK have nursing shortages. While the shortage of doctors and nurses is a national issue, it is one Northamptonshire is determined to change.

Rather than competing for talent, ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ unites the University of Northampton,Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital and St Andrew’s Healthcare, a leading charity providing specialist mental healthcare in a joint bid to address their recruitment needs. This joined-up, trail blazing approach is a modelthe organisations’ leaders hope will be replicated elsewhere in the NHS.

Read the full article in Care & Nursing Essentials Magazine here.