Residents of the UK region of Lincolnshire will soon gain better access to basic health care, as five new general practitioners (GPs) from Europe concluded job interviews held in Grantham.
The interviews were part of a recruitment programme organized by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) with the Swedish-Polish recruitment firm Paragona.
The GPs arrived from Romania, Spain, Slovakia, and Italy for the interviews in Grantham on November 17 for a visit that also included getting to know in detail their future workplaces as well as the Lincolnshire county.
“We created a positive atmosphere for the candidates, mixing the formal and the informal, so that they could feel at ease when making decisions about how their professional future will look like long-term,” says Agnieszka Anusiewicz, Paragona’s International GP Recruitment (IGPR) Project Manager.
During the visit, the GPs met with representatives of the regional GP practices, a National Health Service (NHS) team, and also Health Education England.
The meeting in Grantham was a part of Paragona’s recruitment process organized for GPs from across the continent looking to boost their careers by moving to the UK. It is for doctors who after passing the initial screening take an intensive language course (C1 level).
In meanwhile a new round of language training from Paragona is underway near Warsaw, Poland, where European GPs stay for a 12-week campus course, until February 14.
Author: Jo Harper