More than three quarters of recruiters expect the NHS’s current staffing crisis to intensify due to new measures restricting trusts from recruiting agency nurses and locum doctors also employed as substantive staff in the health service.
As a funding squeeze causes care firms to cancel contracts with local authorities, recruiters face a choice between getting creative to help clients or the difficult decision to walk away from placing candidates in this part of the sector altogether.
Recruiters have been warned to ensure they record clear reasons for turning down a candidate for NHS roles that are not linked to actual or perceived whistleblowing, or risk facing discrimination claims at employment tribunal.
HM Revenue & Customs has hit back following criticism from recruiters late last week over confusion created around April’s changes to the tax status of interims and contractors working in the public sector.
Servoca said its results for the results for the full-year ended 30 September will be in line with market expectations indicating a “significant improvement in the performance and profitability of the group”.