NHS to launch national recruitment website

The
NHS is developing a national e-recruitment programme that it hopes will save
more than £24m, which can then be redirected into patient care.

The
new £6m recruitment project will be an online hub for NHS recruitment,
increasing access to suitable candidates and improving efficiency across the
service.

The
website, which is expected to roll out in 2004, will include details of the
latest vacancies, information about NHS jobs and a direct application process.

Prospective
candidates will be able to download a standard online application form and
receive daily e-mail alerts when suitable jobs are posted onto the site.

NHS
bosses hope the online service will help cut some of the administrative and
advertising costs currently associated with its recruitment spend.

IT
consultancy, Methods, is currently developing the website in conjunction with
its partner, Jobsite UK.

By Ross Wigham

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