Employee Profile: Ian Bernard

Our Employee profile this month is Ian Bernard (Development Director). Please see below to get know a bit more about him.

  1. Why did you start working with Primary Care People?I wanted to show the market what a real medical recruitment company looks like, so I helped start up Primary Care People with Tawhid.
  2. What do you enjoy most about working here?The challenge of keeping a company at the top of its game. And leading by example to the staff, to ensure they are as good as they can be.
  3. What do you do in your spare time?Sleeping, working and I enjoy socializing. I have a particular interest in motor racing, so I try and get out on the track when possible. But that is dependent on if I have smashed the car up any time recently.
  4. What is your favourite food?The edible kind.
  5. What is your best achievement?Setting up Primary Care People with just a mobile phone, in a garage and a laptop. And to see it now voted in the top 5 best recruitment companies of 2015. Also, more recently completing Tough Mudder without passing on an obstacle once.
  6. Best advice anyone has given you?Duck!

Monthly August Statistics

Candidates: we have registered 103 new candidates this month!

Clients: we have signed on with 86 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; Amit Unarket. Amit will be assisting with locum GP’s and Nurse Practitioners Nationwide. .

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)

Primary Care People Completed Tough Mudder 2015

On Saturday 22nd of August 2015, the Primary Care People team attended Tough Mudder South West in aid of Bliss.

The team did extremely well and completed the course in under 4 hours. With some electric shocks, a lot of mud, and ice cold water, the team powered through and completed the course!

We are very proud of all participants, and we want to thank all who donated to such a great cause.

The team raised Money for Bliss; a charity for babies born too soon, too small and too sick. We raised £1,500.00*.

tough mudder team

We are very proud of our team! Go Primary Care People!

*This is the amount we have raised thus far. Please feel free to donate here.

Music Can Reduce Pain For Surgery!

Music has always been discussed as being powerful, with the ability to help trigger brain power and personal emotions. Well, now it seems to be able to aid patients who undergo surgery.

A study has been done by Queen Mary University of London who found that patients who listened to music during surgery didn’t need as much pain relief as others, and were less anxious about the procedure.

These patients were put under general anesthetic, but still found it had an impact on reducing stress and pain. Although it did not speed up recovery, the process was less painful. Therefore the scientists propose that the NHS advise patients to bring a music playing device with them when they are due for surgery.

The team reviewed 70 trials, involving about 7,000 patients around the time of surgery, comparing a wide variety of mostly “soothing” music…The researchers are following up this work with a study at the Royal London Hospital in the autumn. About 40 women having either a Cesarean section or a hysteroscopy will be given the chance to have their playlist connected to a pillow with in-built loudspeakers. [1]

This may be an interesting result to monitor, however, there is of course the argument that music during surgery is distracting. However, if the music can be played without bothering the medical team it should not be an issue.

The team also made the point that music is non-evasive, and since patients are the people having the surgery, they should be given the option.

Let us know what your thoughts are.

[1] BBC News,. ‘Music ‘Reduces Pain And Anxiety’ For Surgery Patients – BBC News’. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Aug. 2015.

Charging Patients To See Their GP To Save NHS

I think both patients and healthcare professionals have quite simply had enough when it comes to discussions on how to save the NHS.

GP’s, Nurses and admin staff all work extremely hard, and patients pay their taxes for their healthcare. The government however are not holding up their end of the deal when it comes to managing their finances, listening to the public. In turn they promise false expectations that will double the trouble.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has published a report which contains stark warnings that the NHS is not on track to achieve the efficiency savings that the government is seeking from it – £22billion to plug the £30billion gap in its finances by 2020. [1]

Now they are going so far as to say that the NHS has three options:

  • new charges, such as a charge for patients to use some services such as a flat rate contributory fee to see the doctor (including GP’s) or paying a proportion of treatment costs.
  • reduce services
  • increase funding

Instead they are taking more from those who did not ask for this problem. In each aspect they are suggesting they take away. Because the only option that gives (increase funding) just asks where will the extra money come from? Especially if they are in extreme financial trouble.

The debates and discussions on what would be best for the NHS and GP’s have been endless. We have exhausted ourselves and seen professionals defeated, without having their voice heard.

Realistically we understand the Government needs to listen to those in the environment and start gauging their spend with those who know where it is needed most.

Let us know your thoughts on this.

[1] Onmedica.com,. ‘Onmedica – News – GP Charges Needed For NHS To Achieve Savings’. N.p., 2015. Web. 6 Aug. 2015.

RCGP Conference – Glasgow 2015

We cannot wait to attend the RCGP Conference this October (1st – 2nd)

We have a lot to offer at the event so please make sure you come and see us.

Primary Care People have successfully been placing GP’s into locum and permanent roles nationwide. We can offer you financial advice also, and any advice in working with an agency.

We also have a great show for you – so make sure you do not miss out!

We will be at Stand 31.

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