The NHS Five Year Forward View reminds us that ‘Health care depends on people — nurses, porters, consultants, and receptionists, scientists and therapists and many others. We can design innovative new... Read more
The NHS Five Year Forward View reminds us that ‘Health care depends on people — nurses, porters, consultants, and receptionists, scientists and therapists and many others. We can design innovative new care models, but they simply won’t become a reality unless we have a workforce with the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to deliver it’.
Furthermore, Health Education England (Strengthening Our Workforce) forecasts that at least 25,000 to 50,000 net additional Clinical Staff could be available by 2020, but this estimate is based on the NHS retaining its current workforce.
To ensure you are able to successfully meet continued service demands and take advantage of the increasing number of newly qualified nursing and medical graduates, you will be evaluating your workforce strategy to be in the best possible position to attract new talent into your future. Are you best placed to ensure recruitment of the right employees, into the right positions, at the right time, and do so as efficiently as possible, without compromising standards and safety? Are you aware of how ESR can support you in doing this?
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated activities) Regulations 2014 states: ‘Recruitment standards are critical’. Regulation 19 states: ‘all health care providers only employ 'fit and proper' staff who are able to provide care and treatment appropriate to their role and to enable them to provide the regulated activity’. To meet this regulation, you must ensure the operation of an effective recruitment process, supported by a robust recruitment and retention strategy to attract the best candidates, but also enable the creation of a positive experience for them when they first join the organisation. ESR can support you in achieving this by optimising ESR’s system capabilities and streamlining processes.
ESR can support your organisations recruitment processes across all areas of Medical, Clinical and Administrative recruitment. ESR can do this through the use of many automated processes, including interfaces with key third party suppliers and national bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC) to reduce the administrative workload. This enables an effective and streamlined path from identifying a vacancy through to successfully recruiting a replacement, thereby supporting you in providing a positive image of your organisation to any future workforce.
This interactive tool will help you understand how ESR can support you in providing an effective recruitment function. For a consolidated version of the information contained within this segment, please download the 'Executive Summary', located at the bottom of the page under 'Latest Resources'.Read less