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Evaluating the department of health recruitment strategy: an international perspective

Nitin Gupta (Margaret Stanhope Centre, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Burton upon Trent, UK)
Vinesh Gupta (St Andrew's Healthcare, Northampton, UK)
Gurpreet Singh (St George's Hospital, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Stafford, UK)

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 8 August 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the experiences of internationally recruited (IR) consultant psychiatrists focussing on the recruitment process and its adherence to the department of health (DH) guidance.

Design/methodology/approach

IR consultant psychiatrists (n=88) from different countries were mailed a 13‐item questionnaire assessing their experiences regarding various aspects of the recruitment process.

Findings

In total, 48 per cent IR psychiatrists responded; 97 per cent were from India. The recruitment process was generally satisfactory with perceived gaps in support from various stakeholders. Inconsistent experiences were reported regarding induction, mentorship, clinical responsibilities, and racial discrimination.

Originality/value

This is believed to be the first such questionnaire‐based study carried out on the IR consultant psychiatrists and discussing their experiences of the overall recruitment process.

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Citation

Gupta, N., Gupta, V. and Singh, G. (2008), "Evaluating the department of health recruitment strategy: an international perspective", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 174-184. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777270810892584

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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