Nurse Training To Work in an Urgent Care Center, in 5 days!

Join us on our 5 day course that will prepare you to work in an UCC environment.

The course will run over 5 weeks starting the 26th of May, and will recur on a weekly basis.

The courses are aimed at training you in assessment and clinical decision-making within autonomous roles.

Not only will you be fully qualified in 5 days – but it will be at an unbeatable, subsidised price less than any other training provider!

Additionally, the full cost will be fully refunded to you after three months based upon certain criteria, so get in contact to see how you can receive your training fully funded!

Should you be interested please get in touch today to book your place.

Email: training@nurseacademy.co.uk

You will learn to:

  • Develop skills in history taking, assessment and management of patients with commonly presenting primary care conditions
  • Recognise red flags and use problem solving to manage patients safely
  • Develop skills towards autonomous practice.

Monthly April Statistics for Primary Care People

Candidates: we have registered 42 new candidates this month!

Clients: we have signed on with 111 new clients this month.

A big welcome to all new Doctor’s and Nurse’s that have joined us this month. We hope you find all you want from your work with us, and wish you a prosperous year. With our new clients we are thriving in expanding our work opportunities for all you candidates.  We are excited to have you all as part of the Primary Care People team.

And another big welcome to all new Client’s that have joined us this month. With our new candidates registering with the company we are thriving in expanding our team.

We have also welcomed a new compliance officer this month; Shema Jasmine. Shema is highly experience in compliance and will be helping our candidates through their compliance process.

Don’t Forget should you want to join us we have excellent referral terms.

Please email: applications@primarycare-jobs.co.uk

We are excited to have you all as part of the Primary Care People team.

Nurse Referral Terms:

Hours worked by Referral Referral payment to Candidate
First 100 hours (Equivalent to two weeks work) £200.00
Next 400 hours (Equivalent to ten weeks work) £300.00
Next 1000 hours (Equivalent to twenty five weeks work) £650.00
 Next 2000 hours (Equivalent to fifty weeks work) £1000.00

Doctor Referral Terms:

Hours worked by Referral Referral payment to Candidate
First 100 hours (Equivalent to two weeks work) £300.00
Next 400 hours (Equivalent to ten weeks work) £300.00
Next 1000 hours (Equivalent to twenty five weeks work) £700.00
Next 2000 hours (Equivalent to fifty weeks work)

Employee Profile: Kane Dougherty

Our Employee profile this month is Kane Dougherty (Managing Consultant). Please see below to get know a bit more about him.

  1. Why you started working with Primary Care People?

I had a job with a better salary but it was pretty restrictive on commission and I felt I deserved more for my hard work… After speaking with Tawhid it was an easy decision to join Primary Care People because I wanted to earn enough money to be able to leave home and live comfortably. After being here for 12 months I managed to achieve that, it’s been hard work but it’s all been worth it.

  1. What you enjoy most about working here?

I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and reaping the rewards for working hard… We all get on well in the office too, which is always a good thing!

  1. What do you do in your spare time?

I am a big football fan, following Liverpool all over the country/Europe, and aside from that I love spending time with friends and my girlfriend.

  1. What is your favourite food?

Definitely Indian food… Lamb vindaloo, mushroom rice, keema naan. Love it.

  1. What is your best achievement?

I’ve done plenty that I’m proud of but, again, probably moving out earlier this year.

6. Best advice anyone has given you?

Work hard but make sure you enjoy the rewards! Not sure if anyone told me that, so I’ll take credit for it too.

Will The NHS Ever Recover?

Every day the media still manages to find another hole in the NHS that needs covering, and another party manages to propose an answer to all the problems. But will the NHS ever truly be in a stable state again?

With GP and Nurse shortages running high along the news stories also, the moral panic for the healthcare system is at an all time high.

But there is reason this time to be wary of the NHS’s future. The Kings Fund charity has ran its regular report on how the NHS is performing and noted that the finances have shown an “alarming deterioration”. And furthermore, that there is “considerable scepticism” regarding the achievability of the £22bn target for productivity improvements outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

It would appear that hospitals and NHS providers have overspent by £800 million. And we wonder why there’s financial problems…But like most economic situations, it’s a vicious cycle. Therefore all we really know for certain when it comes to the NHS, is that the struggle is true and will be long.

What we all need to do is find a solution. If patients can have an accessible place to go with their primary care problems, then staff can work in the environment where they are performing the work they signed up to do. Although healthcare environments will never be calm, or easy, there hopefully can be less pressure placed on the staff.

Instead of wanting to retire at the end of the day, GP’s and Nurses will just feel satisfied in their hard work.

However the health charity warned of no such luck to progress in the next 2 years.

This quarter’s survey of NHS provider finance directors and CCG finance leads revealed that:

  • for the third consecutive quarter, staff morale tops trust finance directors’ lists of concerns
  • fewer than half (45%) of trusts feel confident that they will achieve the productivity targets for 2015-16
  • 90% of trust financial directors and 85% of commissioners are concerned about the financial state of their local health economies
  • there is a mismatch in expectations about demand for services between providers and commissioners; for example, 80% of trusts expect emergency admissions to rise this year, while 60% of CCGs expect them to fall
  • about three-quarters (75%) of trusts and two-thirds (68%) of CCGs think there is a high or very high risk of failing to achieve the productivity gains over the next five years outlined by the NHS five year forward view.

Richard Murray, Director of policy at The King’s Fund warned: “The health service enters the new financial year facing some of the biggest financial and performance challenges in its recent history. If last year was the most difficult for some time, this year promises to be much worse, with little confidence that the alarming deterioration in NHS finances can be arrested.”

He added: “Looking further ahead, while there is still significant scope to improve productivity in the NHS, efficiencies are becoming harder to generate and there is considerable scepticism that the £22bn in productivity improvements outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View can be achieved.” [1]

Whilst this doesn’t leave much room for improvement, and certainly a lack in positive attitude, we must prepare ourselves for many more months of panic and unhappy healthcare staff.

If you have any comments or advice for what you would suggest please get in touch!

[1] Onmedica.com,. ‘Onmedica – News – NHS Faces Greatest Challenges In Recent History’. N.p., 2015. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.

5 Reasons You Should Be a Nurse Practitioner

There has been a recent study of nurse numbers being low (ran by the BBC) which really connects to us and the sparsity we see in nurse recruitment. We notice the shortage especially in nurse practitioners, and so we took the time to think about why wouldn’t you be a nurse practitioner?

With nurse training being a possibility we want to reveal why you should be a nurse practitioner:

1. Open doors to new opportunities: An advanced education will not only open the door to countless new job opportunities, but will also provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide high-quality healthcare services in a range of specialty areas to those in your community and beyond.

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2. Professional longevity: Nurse Practitioners will play a vital role in the expansion of healthcare services in the future, as they can understand the same things a GP does, but will be more in demand. Therefore they can provide high-quality care and also be cost-efficient in healthcare.

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3. Financial benefit: If you have more knowledge, it’s pretty self-explanatory that for another years work you would earn double your money!

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4. Personal fulfillment: Furthermore, the more insight you have, the more you are able to help patients in more severe cases. You’ll go to work feeling good, knowing you are performing a life saving job.

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5. Independence: In regards to being a locum Nurse Practitioner, you can work however you want and you do not have to depend on a GP during the working house. NP’s can practice independently

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Should you be interested in progressing into a nurse practitioner role, or you are a NP and want to see want we can do for you, please contact Primary Care People today.

Call: 0203 137 2114
Email: applications@primarycare-jobs.co.uk

7 Reasons To Be a GP

With the shortage of General Practitioners still being an issue in the Primary Care sector, we came to think about why there is a shortage? And if it’s the NHS that’s causing you trouble, or the government, why not take a moment to think about the ideal life as a locum GP.

We took the liberty of accumulating the dream life for you…

1. VarietySo much choice!

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GP’s have a full range of medical, psychological, social problems. Not to mention enjoying different practices which will allow you opportunities to work with different GPs, and treat different patients. This will help you build more relationships and gain more skills enabling you to have a better career.

 

2. Independence All decisions are up to you!

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Considerable day-to-day autonomy, you choose when & where. Which also allows for a better work life and personal life balance.


3. Money –
Basically, lots of it.

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Value with portfolio work too, but you’re also looking at £200K a year!

4. More clinicalin a nutshell less paper work

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5. Time Off – Good opportunity to take time off and recover from registrar year.

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Not to mention, NO EXAMS!!

6. Helping People – You’re the savior really.

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The profession can be rewarding and self-fulfilling. You’re responsible for helping and maintaining the health of a large group of people of all ages. You can relieve someone’s pain, deliver a newborn, detect health problems that may otherwise go unnoticed and make referrals to see specialists for further testing and care.

 

7. Power – And lets not forget to be a GP in general is underrated…they know about everything. 

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Since general practitioners don’t specialize in certain areas, they diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, diseases and other ailments that affect all parts of the body…so they basically hold all the power.

As you can see life of a Locum GP is one not to missed out on. Even a salaried life as a GP seems pretty darn great, are we right?

Get in touch today to see why!

Call: 0203 137 2114

Email: socialmedia@primarycare-jobs.co.uk

Has Your Vote Been Swayed Medically?

With the election looming the parties have decided to take on the subject of the NHS and GP shortages to get all our attentions. These have been hot topics for the media and the country the last year. For parties to use this as a bribe is something we must all be skeptical of. But, has it swayed your vote? And, do you believe a certain party could make a difference?

Labour has pledged £2.5bn to pay for 8,000 more GPs, guaranteeing appointments within 48 hours. Mr Burnham said the last Labour government had introduced an extended-hours scheme which, in 2009, funded 77% of surgeries to open on evenings and weekends.

Whereas Labour’s Mr Hunt said figures were wrong, because they did not take into account the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, which covers 1,100 practices and helps 7.5 million patients see a GP in the evenings and at weekends. “We are extending this scheme to cover over 1,400 additional practices, helping 10 million extra people by this time next year,” he said, adding that a Conservative government would deliver “a truly seven-day NHS”.

Yet, the Lib Dems also pointed to a £50m GP Access Fund, which they say helped 1,147 practices to extend their hours last year. Party election spokesman Lord Scriven said: “The Liberal Democrats are the only party prepared to commit to spending the £8bn extra the NHS says it needs to survive.”

But who is really interested in the NHS and GP’s? Is politics even the answer? What do you think?