About Menlo Park Recruitment

We are the only consultancy to focus solely on permanent positions within UK Primary Care. We think that this is important for a number of reasons:

  • It makes us experts in our field; we have intimate knowledge of the sector
  • It means that we are motivated to be successful; we’re not supplementing our work with locum or temporary assignments
  • We believe it gives us a unique ethical standpoint; we’re the only consultancy that can claim not to be compounding the shortage of permanent clinical staff in the UK; we’re not promoting locum work, where long-term, cost effective options are needed and we are not taking UK trained GPs out of the system to work overseas.
  • Our goals and objectives are aligned with yours; we want to improve GP in the UK by promoting permanence, quality and continuity.

Our aim is to work with GP Practices and Clinicians that are serious about promoting quality in General Practice and investing in the recruitment process.

Our Ethos

We are not an agency, we’re a consultancy – we consult. We provide advice and guidance, we listen, intently, and we have a genuine regard for your wellbeing and success.

We think emails are great, but we prefer to talk. If we can’t listen to you, we can’t understand. Understanding you and your situation is key to making the right decisions and providing long term solutions to your career or your business needs.

We’re human beings, our ethos centres on treating people how we like to be treated; respect, openness and friendliness. We believe in having accountability and parity. We don’t expect anything more from our relationships.

We’re dedicated to providing the best quality service that we can and we care about making a positive, tangible difference to the people that we work with. We work hard and smart, we aim to come up with results that you may not have thought of, or indeed, thought were possible.

Frequently asked questions

The most obvious reason is that you don’t have any candidates… the methods you have utilised, probably on more than one occasion, are the same methods you’ve used time and again, without result. These failed attempts to fill your role have cost the practice significantly; some tangible costs like paying for an advert, and having to use expensive locums to cover gaps in your rota, combined with more subtle costs; the time you spent organising the recruitment process, handling queries (if you got them), writing and posting adverts…

Then there is the cost of disruption to service, the impact of an increased work-load for existing staff, increased waiting times, lack of continuity for patients, bad feedback etc.

Please don’t think that the only scenario in which to use us, is where you don’t have any candidates… there are many situations where we’ve spoken to decision makers, and they’ve received one of two applicants, but they haven’t been overly pleased by the calibre of the candidate, or the candidate has had very specific demands on hours, working pattern, patient numbers, salary etc. Long-term, it is going to be most costly to your surgery, if you make the wrong hire and that person leaves within a short time frame… you are going to have the substantial cost of starting the process again, but the morale of your current team members is going to be impacted, and this could lead to further attrition.

Unlike adverts and commonly used recruiting methods, our services are FREE. We believe that you should only pay for success. Let us shoulder the burden, and reinvigorate your optimism about the hiring process; look at it as an opportunity to find a high-performing team member, that is going to have a positive impact on the surgery.

We are the only consultancy to focus solely on permanent positions within UK Primary Care. We think that is important for a number of reasons:

  • It makes us experts in our field; we have intimate knowledge of the sector
  • It means that we are motivated to fill your role; we’re not supplementing our work with locum fees
  • We believe it gives us a unique ethical stand point; we’re the only consultancy that can claim not to be compounding the shortage of permanent clinical staff in the UK; we’re not charging exorbitant locum fees for people that are not committed to the long-term aims of your practice and we are not taking UK trained GPs out of the system to work overseas.
  • Our aims and objective are aligned with yours; we want you to hire a committed, high-calibre clinician that is going to stay with your practice for the long-term.

Our aim is to work with GP Practices that are serious about hiring the best people and investing in their recruitment process.

Recruitment is a process (we explained our 5 stages here).

However, not everyone follows a process; some people lack the desire to achieve exceptional results, some are perhaps not capable of doing so.

We only hire experienced, high-calibre consultants, with a proven track record. We think that this is important for a number of reasons:

  • Within primary care, we are dealing with educated professionals, with a vast amount of life and work-experience; we need to be highly credible when representing your practice. The better the consultant you are dealing with, the better your chance of filling the vacancy.
  • We highly respect the recruitment profession; we believe that excellent consultants can have a major, positive impact on the fortunes of a surgery. Those we hire need to share these values and have the same passion for quality and impressive results.
  • We have an unwavering mission to improve standards, continuity and perceptions within UK primary care. We can’t achieve our objectives without having the right people ourselves.

It does not cost a penny to use our services; our advice, guidance, and work during the recruitment process is completely FREE of charge.

You only pay if you successfully recruit a high-caliber clinician into your surgery.

For more detailed information about our services, please get in touch on: 0113 350 1308

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Meet The Team

Here at Menlo Park Recruitment, we have a dedicated team that works hard to ensure you have the best experience possible while looking for a new primary care job or seeking the perfect candidate. You can meet them here.

Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean - Director


Andrew has specialised in permanent Health Care recruitment since 2010 and gains a real sense of satisfaction from placing great people into positions where they are going to be happy (long-term), but also where they are going to make a significant contribution to the success of their new employer.

When not at work, Andrew loves spending time with his family and friends. He is married with two young children, a dog, two cats and some fish.

James Truswell

James Truswell - Director


James has been recruiting within the healthcare sector since 2011, and has been specialising within primary care since 2013.

James approaches general practice recruitment in a professional manner, twinned with a sense of humour.

He has an unrivalled knowledge of recruiting on a permanent basis within primary care. In his spare time, James enjoys running, watching football & the cinema.

Patrick Flowers

Patrick Flowers - Consultant


Patrick joined the company in 2016 in an admin capacity; after learning about the business and sector, from a back-office perspective, he transferred to the role of consultant in early 2018. His background, routed in organisation and process, has meant that he is, by nature,  a very methodical, detailed and thorough consultant.  Patrick works on the Allied Health division recruiting ANPs, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Pharmacist and ECPs. He strongly believes that in the present climate, in order to be successful, GP Surgeries must adopt an approach centred around a diverse clinical team.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys playing football, the occasional game of golf, playing his guitar and eating fish and chips.

Richard Westcott

Richard Westcott - Consultant (GPs)


Richard has worked in permanent healthcare recruitment since 2013 having previously worked in commercial insurance for 12 years. He really enjoys working in a profession that changes peoples lives and adds value to the surgeries he recruits for.

Outside of work Richard loves spending time with his family and friends. He is married with two young daughters and a dog.

David Murphy

David Murphy - Consultant (GPs)


David studied Music at undergraduate level and completed an MA scholarship in 2017.
Following this, David worked in the Hospitality industry; taking on a supervisory position in a fast-paced, city centre location in Leeds.

David joined the team in early 2018 and focuses on the recruitment of GPs.

David lives in Leeds with his girlfriend and their cat. In his spare time David plays the guitar (he has done so for 15 years). He is also a keen cyclist and enjoys travelling.

Victoria Ashton

Victoria Ashton - Consultant


Victoria joined the company in 2018 and specialises in the permanent recruitment of General Practitioners. In addition to her 15 years in the financial sector, as a mature humanities graduate from the University of Huddersfield, Victoria brings a wealth of life experience and skills to the role. With a passion for helping people, she enjoys working in a profession and sector that makes a real difference.

Aside from enjoying family time with her husband and three children, in her spare time, Victoria volunteers at Stank Hall Barn; a historical site near her home, and loves holidaying in Turkey.

Jason Lloyd

Jason Lloyd - Consultant


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Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown - Office Manager


Harriet started working at Menlo Park in April 2018, coming from a 14 year career working in the finance department of a debt charity. She joins Menlo Park in the Office Manager role.

In her spare time, Harriet enjoys listening to music, reading crime novels and spending time with her family, husband and 2 cats.

Suzanne Hurry

Suzanne Hurry - Administrator


Suzanne joined the Menlo Park in 2018; adding extra resource to the administration team. Her work forms a vital bridge between our admin/marketing function and the work of our consultants. Suzanne spent many years with a well-known, high-street retailer; gaining multiple skills relevant to the recruitment sector.

Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Suzanne is married, with two young children.

Chris Vasey

Chris Vasey - IT Manager


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