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Hard to recruit areas

The roles must of course be kept with agenda for change pay and benefit rules, however what form of bursaries, golden handshakes could be made available. In addition to this there are a number of fast track processes within the NHS already in terms of graduates and so forth. What if based on serving a minimum period of time in a hard to staff location provided a number of certain criteria are met throughout the interview process as with any standard interview process. Then upon completion of the contracted period of time there is then the opportunity to be fast track promoted which could be linked to ongoing mentoring work or similar within that location. There would of course be some HR led challenges to this process which would need to be worked through in advance and union sign off would be essential.

Eilidh Murray 1 month ago

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Rose Penfold 2 weeks ago

Agree all of these points need to be considered. It is also important to consider the support offers that can be offered instead/as well as these - e.g. assistance with travel costs, parking, accommodation, working hours to fit around peak commuting times. And whether these affect doctors' decisions to work in these areas (or cause doctors to leave jobs in these areas)

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