The healthcare industry has been placed under immense strain over the past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many challenges that were already present within the NHS, such as staff shortages becoming even more exacerbated. Following the government’s announcement of a further £3bn of funding for the NHS, now is the time for trusts to ensure they fill some of these gaps and hire the right skills. This is according to TrueProfile.io, a leading provider of Primary Source Verification (PSV) services, which outlines that there are hundreds of thousands of skilled healthcare professionals ready to work.
Recent reports have forecasted that staff shortfalls in the NHS were expected to grow from over 100,000 in 2018 to almost 250,000 by 2030. “With a potential second wave on the horizon, it’s imperative that NHS trusts assess their staffing needs and address these alongside other important implementations,” says Alejandro Coca, co-head of TrueProfile.io.
“Across our platform currently, we have half a million skilled professionals in every specialism, ready to work, but have seen particular demand from staff nurses, consultants and GPs. Our TrueProfile.io Recruiting platform provides healthcare organisations with access to a vast array of qualified, and more importantly, pre-verified candidates who are ready to work.”
The TrueProfile.io Recruiting platform currently has over 10,000 verified staff nurses from around the world looking for work, over 6,000 consultants / specialists and over 4,000 GPs.
Alejandro adds, “Now that the government has also announced the exemption to the immigration health surcharge for health and care staff, healthcare organisations are free to continue hiring for the skills they need from across the world. They will be able to do so without tighter restrictions following the end of freedom of movement with the European Union in January 2021. This coupled with the additional funding announcement, makes now the perfect time for NHS trusts to hire from the across the globe.”
The TrueProfile.io Recruiting platform is an intuitive and sophisticated blockchain-based recruitment platform offering efficient, fast and reliable recruiting for the healthcare sector. It enables recruiting professionals from all over the world to search candidates by job title, education and qualifications, country, healthcare license country, spoken languages, years of experience and more, to ensure the right healthcare professional whose credentials have already been verified is recruited.
Alejandro concludes, ”Staff shortages impact upon the quality of treatment and care on offer, they lengthen waiting times and only serve to increase the already-high levels of uncertainty in everyone’s lives. The NHS can and should be doing everything within its power to speedily recruit the best healthcare professionals from around the globe currently to address staff and skills shortages and there’s clearly a high demand for roles from skilled individuals.”