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New initiative from BMJ Careers puts NHS Trusts in control of recruitment

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New initiative from BMJ Careers puts NHS Trusts in control of recruitment

A new initiative launched by BMJ Careers today will help NHS Trusts fill all their medical vacancies, even the hardest to fill posts, and save money as they go.

The new subscription recruitment packages give Trusts unlimited access to online job posting, regular updates, and opportunities for branding and promotion, for a fixed annual price, putting Trusts firmly in control of their recruitment needs.

“BMJ Careers is the UK’s leading source of jobs and career advice for doctors, whatever their situation or stage of career,” says Philip Johnson, Director of BMJ Careers.

“Our award-winning website and high-circulation weekly print journal means clinicians turn to BMJ Careers first, not only when seriously seeking a career move, but whenever they need information about the range of career options available to them.”

He adds: “Our new subscription recruitment packages put Trusts in control at a time when they have never had more difficulty filling posts. All year round advertising enables fast, effective access to both active and passive job-seekers, while targeted emails and our CV database helps Trusts to actively find the right candidate, every time.”

Bryan O’Leary, Medical Development Manager at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust says: “We’ve advertised with BMJ Careers for many years and found it to be an effective part of our recruitment strategy. We were excited to find out about the new subscription approach and signed up straight away when we discovered the fantastic value it offers.”

He adds: “The interactive nature of the platform will also enhance our web presence and allow us to use social media more effectively, we hope to reach a new audience.”

In September, the British Medical Association (BMA) warned that patient care is at risk due to a chronic shortage of doctors across most areas of medicine.

Figures obtained by the BMA show that training places across three in four medical specialties in England went unfilled last year, with many specialties experiencing recruitment shortfalls year on year.

Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA’s chair of council, warned that if the government didn’t get to grips with the workforce crisis the NHS would struggle to attract and retain highly trained staff and care of patients would suffer as a result.

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