Head Medical secures GP contract for NHS England
We're delighted to announce we have secured a contract to recruit GPs for London.
We are one of a number of recruitment agencies currently recruiting for the NHS England International GP Recruitment Programme, which is aiming to recruit around 2,000 doctors from overseas into English general practice by 2020.
We were appointed as part of a recruitment framework to fill GP vacancies for surgeries in the north east and south east of London.
The contract is our first award from the framework since being appointed towards the end of last year.
Jim Godsal, our Managing Director, commented:
“The NHS needs more GPs and international recruitment is an effective solution that is mutually beneficial for the NHS in England and overseas medical talent. Foreign nationals make a huge contribution to the health service and several NHS regions around the country are starting to benefit from much-needed capacity from overseas GPs.
“We have already started initial work to identify suitable candidates, utilising our extensive network of contacts across Europe and it’s likely we will arrange on-the-ground events and marketing in target countries.”
Head Medical is part of The Taranata Group, a group of four companies owned by recruitment investor Paul Atkinson, comprising Head Resourcing, Change Recruitment, Head Medical and Atkinson MacLeod. The recruitment ‘supergroup’, which is headquartered in Scotland, employs almost 150 people and has an annual turnover around £65 million.
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