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Ten tips for recruiting a new partner (1 CPD hour)




Dr Simon Poole’s module provides advice for practices looking to recruit a new partner.

After reading these articles you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credits. Below are some ideas to reflect on as you work through the module.

  • If you are about to advertise a partnership vacancy, are there any steps in Dr Poole’s advice that you haven’t yet considered? (e.g. establish objective criteria, plan your recruitment schedule, plan questions and scoring system for interviews
  • If you will expect to be recruiting a new partner in the medium-term future, are there any steps you could take now to increase the chances of finding strong candidates? e.g. by forming links with the local deanery, or recruiting newly-qualified GPs for locum sessions?
  • If you haven’t yet decided whether your preferred option would be to recruit a salaried GP in preference to a new partner, have you fully considered all the non-financial benefits of a new partner and weighed them into your list of pros and cons?