Head Medical Wins NHS Dumfries & Galloway Recruitment Contract

Head Medical, the Edinburgh-based international medical recruitment specialist, has been appointed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway to conduct an overseas recruitment campaign to help fill vacancies for doctors across the health board.

The contract covers the supply of three consultants, medical grade doctors and GPs in a variety of specialisms, including anaesthetics, gastroenterology, paediatrics and general surgery. All positions are permanent roles and Head Medical will focus on Europe as the main area to identify suitable candidates.

Head Medical is set to launch a fully integrated recruitment campaign in the New Year, including a comprehensive marketing drive in the UK and Europe, as well as speaking to its existing UK and international database of doctors and holding events in key target countries, such as Sweden and Greece.

The campaign will run until all vacancies are filled. Head Medical expects the first positions to be filled by summer 2018.

Head Medical has a proven track record of success in delivering contracts of a similar nature, helping clients to recruit for locations and specialisms that are challenging for a variety of reasons.

Jo Hood, head of UK recruitment at Head Medical said:

We’re delighted to be working with NHS Dumfries and Galloway as their recruitment partner. Delivering recruitment solutions of this nature is our core business – we have a wealth of experience in matching vacancies and doctors around the world.

In our experience, it can be harder to attract candidates to vacancies in rural locations. However, these roles will offer the right candidates an excellent opportunity to develop their career at a time when investment is being made in improved patient care. The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is a modern, state-of-the-art facility, where staff will have access to the most advanced technology. In addition, the new GMS contract for GPs in Scotland is set to improve the role of GPs in terms of volume and nature of workload.

Head Medical is part of The Taranata Group, a group of four companies owned by recruitment investor Paul Atkinson, comprising Head Resourcing, Change Recruitment, Head Medical and Atkinson MacLeod. The talent ‘supergroup’, which is headquartered in Scotland, employs almost 150 people and turns over around £65m.

Notes to editors

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  • Head Medical – Based in Edinburgh and headed up by Jim Godsal, Managing Director, Head Medical recruits doctors and other healthcare staff across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the Gulf Region.