Call for radical changes to healthcare recruitment

A
leading charity has claimed radical new methods are needed to beat staff
shortages in the medical health workforce.

The
Sainsbury Centre for Medical Health wants to see more work being done to retain
existing staff and harness their skills more efficiently and creatively.

In
a new book published by the charity, author Malcolm Philip claims current
workforce planning relies far too heavily on recruiting new staff from the
education system or overseas.

He
said the size and skills of the current workforce should be assessed at a local
level, allowing managers to either recruit more staff or change the way
existing employees work.

www.scmh.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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