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Cumbria's health chiefs gang up to find best clinical talent
12:52pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
HEALTH bosses in Cumbria have joined forces to attract new medical talent to the county.
Representatives from every NHS Trust in Cumbria, Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) and the Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) joined together to give an integrated approach to attracting new talent to the county at a recent careers fair in London.
The BMJ Careers Fair attracts clinicians, especially doctors, of all grades and disciplines, with over 1,800 doctors attending the fair over the course of two days.
The Cumbrian stand was the only stand at the BMJ Fair which represented an integrated approach from an area within England. The county's health chiefs said this proved to be a unique selling point for Cumbria and sparked the interest of all grades and disciplines of doctors attending the fair.
The integrated approach was led by Hannah Mason, CHoC operations manager, with support from the CCG and the other providers across Cumbria.
She said: “A large volume of clinicians were spoken to over the two days and the contacts of over 175 were taken. Work has now started to turn these initial contacts into new posts for Cumbria. The whole event proved to be very positive and definitely put Cumbria on the map for people who didn’t even know we existed.”
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