NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group backs NHS recruitment campaign

Published on Jul 16, 2018

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is backing a national campaign which aims to address staff shortages in the NHS.

The priority is to increase recruitment into the NHS, and improve the retention of existing staff.

Key areas currently facing the worst shortages including mental health, learning disability and community and general practice nursing, will be prioritised.

Our CCG Chairman, Dr Phil Garnett, said: “Remedying the staff shortages in GP surgeries and hospitals is one of the biggest challenges we face.

“As a CCG, we’re already doing lots to attract new doctors to work in our local practices and we’re expanding the range of healthcare professionals people can see.

“There are significant workforce challenges at Scarborough Hospital, so any measures that can be taken to address those are to be welcomed.”

The campaign launched on 3 July 2018 and has been designed to increase positive perceptions and pride in working within the NHS.

The campaign is running across TV and radio, and is also being promoted through digital and social media using the #wearetheNHS.

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