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Reply To: Why can’t we recruit?

Frances Johnstone

Hi Beth

This is a national issue (…infact international issue!). There’s been a little more movement since January I feel but it’s across NHS and independent sector, and also significnat lack of locums due to COVID related travel restrictions. Schools are desperate for cover, parents can find support (NHS or independent) – its a pretty dire situation.

I’m afraid I have no words of wisdom – we’ve tried lots of different routes of advertising, and I have to say they have been brilliant recently at RCSLT jobs calling with advice re: advert / process / wording etc etc. Depending on grading you could directly apprpoach universities for final year students too if you can provide preceptorship support.

Workforce is very much part of RCSLT strategic planning and a priority but I suspect its going to be a bumpy 3-5 years!