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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

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.

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

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.

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