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Innovative recruitment and clinical orientation programme to manage NHS junior doctor shortfall: A district hospital experience

Quadery, Syed Rehan, Roodbari, H., Pardeshi, Pradeep, Shah, Dilip, Ahmed, Hira, Jain, Seema, Saridis, Jason, Rahman, Shakil, Ratnasingam, Nithiyananthan, Ebdon, Caroline, and others. (2020) Innovative recruitment and clinical orientation programme to manage NHS junior doctor shortfall: A district hospital experience. Future Healthcare Journal, 7 (2). pp. 131-136. ISSN 2514-6645. (doi:10.7861/fhj.2019-0047) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:96344)

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Background International medical graduates (IMGs) contribute significantly towards the NHS care provision. No standardised clinical orientation programme (COP) for IMGs new to the NHS exists.Objective Our objective was to describe recruitment and retention strategies for junior doctors (JDs) in general medicine and develop a framework to anticipate outcomes of these interventions using the realist evaluation methodology.Methods We performed quality improvement interventions of recruitment and COP for new entrant IMGs in our organisation employed between December 2017 and April 2019.Results Twenty-three IMGs were recruited, 96% successfully completed the COP with a mean contract duration of 13±5 months. From the academic year 2017/18 to 2018/19, mean JD post occupancy increased from 54±3 to 73±4 JDs (p<0.001) and JD locum spend fell by £1.9 million.Conclusion Our structured COP provides a stable, trained and financially sustainable JD workforce. Application in broader NHS settings is recommended.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.7861/fhj.2019-0047
Uncontrolled keywords: Health service research, quality improvement, medical education, realist theory, clinical orientation programme
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Hamid Roodbari
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 08:20 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2022 09:33 UTC
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