Recruitment in health care and related services is notoriously difficult. Identifying individuals with the right skill set who are also sympathetic to the needs and sensibilities of others is very difficult. Letters after your name are no guarantee of high clinical standards. I have colleagues who are so busy collecting qualifications that their actual patient contact becomes minimal.
Recruitment can of course be outsourced to an agency and this can work brilliantly in many sectors but in healthcare this can be hit and miss. Often the best clinicians will be contractually tied up or own their practices.
We have been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time on more than occasion when making appointments. At least that is what I thought. Then it began to dawn on me that our reputation was the best means of attracting brilliant staff.
Our specialist orthodontist Justin Evans was recommended to us by a colleague and has proved to be a perfect fit for us. Justin inspires trust and confidence which is so important when making decisions for young people. Achieving excellence is his default position. He works without the constraints of waiting lists or case restriction imposed by the NHS.
We have made two new appointments within the practice, both of whom approached us which bearing in mind the calibre of the individuals is a huge compliment to us.
Jason Hart has joined us purely as a cosmetic dentist. He is an accredited member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dental Practitioners and has an international reputation. Jason has an amazing portfolio of cases and has a unique method of presentation for new patients who will see their anticipated outcome digitally prior to accepting any treatment. The level of clinical skill required to achieve these kind of results is rarely encountered.
Facial aesthetics and dermal care can only be entrusted to experienced and responsible practitioners. Karen Lockett has over 15 years of experience specialising in the aesthetic industry and is an award winning specialist in injectable treatments.. The environment and setting in which these products are delivered is very important as practitioners are unregulated. Quite simply we would not entrust our patients to anyone else.