Monthly July Statistics

Candidates: we have registered 265 new candidates this month!

Clients: we have signed on with 93 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 Principal Consultant this month; Omar Juneja. Omar will be assisting with GP’s and building new locations.

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: Paul Berry

Our Employee profile this month is Paul Berry (Recruitment Consultant). Please see below to get know a bit more about him.

  1. Why you started working with Primary Care People?

The Reason I Started working for Primary Care People was because I see that this Company is going places and I wanted to be a part of a team that can help me achieve my goals and also increase my knowledge and understanding in the medical recruitment sector.

  1. What you enjoy most about working here?

The thing I enjoy the most about working here is the fact that it is miles away from any shops and fast food restaurants and I also enjoy the people here they are a good laugh and it provides a good atmosphere around the office and which only brings good things to the table.

  1. What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time i’m either playing Football, Watching films (don’t do soaps) I also play a few computer games mainly Fifa and UFC depends on my mood, I have my little 3 year old boy on the weekends and we’re either playing football down the park or something really energetic as he is always 500mph

  1. What is your favourite food?

My favourite food has to be Quorn Chicken and salad with light salad cream HAHAHAA on a serious note my favourite food is either Pizza or Fried Chicken

  1. What is your best achievement?

My best achievement is probably my little boy Thomas but once I scored the sweetest volley outside the area in the 80th minute it was only Saturday League football but it won us the game, and to be honest I probably have a few others but I cant think of any, sorry

6. Best advice anyone has given you?

Bruce Lee – Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Uncle Ben – With great power comes great responsibility

The RCGP Has Something To Say to Jeremy Hunt

Mr Hunt is not in many peoples good books that work in the healthcare industry after his ultimatum he gave in his speech at The King’s Fund yesterday. Mr Hunt claims:

“There will now be 6 weeks to work with BMA union negotiators before a September decision point. But be in no doubt: if we can’t negotiate, we are ready to impose a new contract.” [1]

This has left little choice for those consultants that disagree with the health secretary. Although he took a patient care approach it is needless to say we are all aware of the real issues that face Dr’s and the help staff that work in these environments.

This has led us to think about the Primary Care sector, alongside RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker who has something to say to Mr Hunt. They believe that GP’s will also be attacked next, as the government has already promised that every patient will have access to a GP appointment from 8am to 8pm weekdays and at weekends by 2020.

Dr Maureen Baker instead argued that:

“Many GP practices are already running extended opening hours but forcing GPs to do this would present a massive risk to patient safety by creating exhausted and overworked GPs…We also fear that it could precipitate a mass exodus from the profession, and it is our patients who will bear the brunt.” [2]

Instead she proposes more focus should be on the already existing out of hours service which is 24/7. If they had better resources to make the public aware of their services there would be more access to better GP’s.

Let us know what your thoughts are.

[1] Onmedica.com,. ‘Onmedica – News – Health Secretary Gives Doctors Ultimatum On Seven-Day Service’. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 July 2015.

 [2] Gponline.com,. ‘RCGP Fears Gps Are Next As Hunt Threatens To Impose Seven-Day Consultant Contract | Gponline’. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 July 2015.

250 Clinical Pharmacists to Help GP’s

There has been a three year programme put in place to encourage pharmacists to help out GP practices. Within three years the programme has targeted for there to be 250 clinical Pharmacists.

NHS England will part-fund these staff, with additional funding from practices, to help relieve workload pressure on GPs and provide a wider range of services for patients. They will be employed directly by practices, to help with issues such as; managing long-term conditions, giving advice for those with multiple medications, and better access to health checks.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said: ‘Tapping into the skills of clinical pharmacists should help expand care and relieve some of the pressure that GPs are clearly under. This isn’t a silver bullet but it is a practical and constructive contribution to the wider challenge.’ [1]

Dr Maureen Baker also commented on the new plan to reinforce the idea that they will not be replacing GP’s but more dealing with medicinal issues that could go without wasting GP’s time.

Some practices have implemented this already and running pilots to see if the scheme works. The question is; will these help out the pressures GP’s are facing?

It does seem that they are more than qualified to help with more, but perhaps it is the patients that need to be made aware of this.

Let us know your thoughts.

[1] Gponline.com,. ‘NHS England Unveils £15M Fund To Employ Pharmacists In GP Practices | Gponline’. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 July 2015.