Head Medical wins NHS Dumfries & Galloway recruitment contract

Head Medical wins NHS Dumfries & Galloway recruitment contract

We're delighted to report that Head Medical have been appointed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway to conduct an overseas recruitment campaign to help fill vacancies for doctors across the health board.

The contract covers the supply of three consultants, medical grade doctors and GPs in a variety of specialisms, including anaesthetics, gastroenterology, paediatrics and general surgery. All positions are permanent roles and we will focus on Europe as the main area to identify suitable candidates.

A fully integrated recruitment campaign will be launched in the coming months, including a comprehensive marketing drive across the UK and Europe, in addition to engaging with our existing UK and international database of doctors. We'll also be running events in key target countries, with locations including Sweden and Greece. 

The campaign will run until all vacancies are filled, with the first positions expected to be filled by summer 2018.

We have a proven track record of success in delivering similar contracts, helping clients recruit to locations and specialisms that are challenging for a number of reasons.

Jo Hood, Head of UK Recruitment, said:

“We’re delighted to be working alongside NHS Dumfries and Galloway as their recruitment partner. Delivering recruitment solutions of this nature is at the heart of our business – we have a wealth of experience in matching doctors with vacancies around the world. 

“In our experience, it can be harder to attract candidates to vacancies in rural locations. However, these roles will offer suitable candidates an excellent opportunity to develop their career at a time when significant investment is being made in improved patient care. The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is a modern facility where staff will have access to the most advanced technology. In addition, the new GMS contract for GPs in Scotland is set to improve their role in terms of volume and nature of workload.”

Head Medical is part of The Taranata Group, a group of four companies owned by recruitment investor Paul Atkinson, comprising Head Medical, Head Resourcing, Change Recruitment, and Atkinson MacLeod. The talent ‘supergroup’, headquartered in Scotland, employs almost 150 people and turns over around £65m.

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