NES has developed a robust recruitment infrastructure in order to negate the effect of short-term fluctuations in the supply of doctors from various regions.
We have our own dedicated recruitment team based in the UK and source doctors from all over the world. In 2017, applications were received from doctors of 42 different nationalities.
Recruitment of high-quality medical professionals is of paramount importance to us and doctors seeking employment with NES are required to go through a strict recruitment process which typically takes 6 months or more. This time is taken to ensure that each and every doctor is properly assessed and approved as being suitable to work in the UK.
The stages of recruitment that a doctor is required to pass include:
- Medical English screening test
- Telephone assessment
- CV review by clinical team
- Evidence of completion of key skills
- Mandatory training
- Training and assessment courses (link to relevant page in training section)
- Practical interview
At any one of these stages, a doctor’s recruitment can be halted if they do not meet the required standard.
In the last 5 years, NES has recruited over 750 doctors using this process. It is a tried and trusted programme that delivers doctors who are fit for purpose in our client hospitals.