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GP Recruitment Service by First Practice Management

GP Recruitment Service - Overview

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A specialist GP recruitment service for GP partners and salaried GPs. Our recruitment consultants are based throughout the UK.

From time to time, all general practices have to recruit a new GP to the team. One of the most important decisions for any medical partnership is to select the best applicant. The right decision will be key to the future development, performance and stability of the practice. The wrong decision can have disastrous and longstanding consequences.  

The process of selecting the right GP can be a daunting one! The practice may not have the resources, time or skills to manage the recruitment project. Partnerships can sometimes feel under pressure to appoint a doctor they already know, who may not be the best person for the job. GP partners may not be trained in rigorous selection processes or be aware of the relevant legislation. There may be uncertainty or differences of opinion about what is needed or the terms of an offer.

We can take all the worry away by providing a professional, personal and independent service, supporting the practice from start to finish and ensuring that the right candidate is appointed. Our consultants are highly trained and experienced in the fields of general practice and recruitment. Our confidential service is tailor-made to each practice and includes:

  • Meeting with the partners and other members of the practice team
  • Discussing the practice’s requirements
  • Advising on the options
  • Preparing a comprehensive practice and role profile
  • Advising on advertising
  • Sending out information
  • Dealing with inquiries
  • Assessing applications
  • Advising on the short-list of the best applicants
  • Providing information on relevant legislation
  • Ensuring avoidance of discrimination
  • Organising and running a two-day structured interviewing process including assessments of clinical, communication, managerial and team-working skills
  • Facilitating the final decision
  • Advising on the final offer
  • Providing on-going support and advice

What does it cost?

A considerable amount of work goes into providing the comprehensive service outlined above. Our recruitment consultants (who are all current or former practice managers) will put in many days work on each project. We provide all the services described above for a fixed fee of £4,300 + VAT, plus the cost of advertising (this is typically in the range £750 - £1000 + VAT).

Free Consultation

If you are interested in our GP recruitment service, please contact us using our GP Recruitment Enquiry Form or phone us on 0333 240 4010 to arrange a free consultation.