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New recruitment contract for health and care services regulator dismays lay experts

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 14 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1509
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

The private company recently made responsible for recruiting most of the non-clinical experts who inspect health and social care services in England has upped its rates of pay after previously halving them.

The move follows protests and resignations from existing post holders who conduct inspections for the regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). But all new applicants will still be paid less, the employment agency Remploy has confirmed. It won the three year contract to recruit “experts by experience,” in three of the four CQC regions in England from 1 February this year.

Remploy informed existing recruits in January that hourly pay would be £9.40 …

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