Why use us? Information for practice decision makers
We are the only consultancy to focus solely on permanent positions within UK Primary Care. We think that is important for a number of reasons:
- It makes us experts in our field; we have intimate knowledge of the sector
- It means that we are motivated to fill your role; we’re not supplementing our work with locum fees
- We believe it gives us a unique ethical stand point; we’re the only consultancy that can claim not to be compounding the shortage of permanent clinical staff in the UK; we’re not charging exorbitant locum fees for people that are not committed to the long-term aims of your practice and we are not taking UK trained GPs out of the system to work overseas.
- Our aims and objective are aligned with yours; we want you to hire a committed, high-calibre clinician that is going to stay with your practice for the long-term.
Our aim is to work with GP Practices that are serious about hiring the best people and investing in their recruitment process.
The aftercare, once the candidate starts, it also pitched at a perfect level with a smooth stepdown after 3 months in position.
King Cross Practice
We had bad experiences with recruitment agencies and vowed never to use them again. That was until we heard about Menlo Park.
After unsuccessful GP recruitment at great expense, Menlo Park worked with us to fill our vacancy. By fully understanding our needs and the culture of our practice, they reduced our time commitment immensely, a hidden cost that is so often forgotten. Recruitment can be soul destroying; extensive preparation, answering questions, entering into negotiations and being accommodating etc. to only find that the interest was never really going to be appropriate.
With the pressures of general practice and the ever increasing workloads we are always looking for ways to make best use of resources and by placing our recruitment needs in the capable hands of Menlo Park time was freed up to concentrate on other areas of the business.
After such a positive experience, we have no hesitation in using Menlo Park for our future recruitment needs and for providing this recommendation to other practices.
Wawn Street Surgery
Having previously used numerous recruitment processes to attract a GP/Partner, we decided to use Menlo Park, through a professional recommendation. We had been hesitant of using an agency again due to previous negative experiences, finding them impersonal and very expensive.
We found them to be thorough, professional and courteous throughout the process and they always made time for any queries we had. They kept in touch with regular updates for us which was reassuring.
Our new GP was appointed very quickly, and is a great success.
I cannot recommend Menlo Park more highly, and commend the agency to your attention for making a complex process simple and stress free. We would not hesitate to use them again.
Business Development and Practice Manager
Menlo Park were brilliant. The main difference was that they listened to what I needed, by talking rather than through lots of emails. They sent several doctors who were all suitable and employable. The fee was met by saving on locums within 6 months. I am definitely going to use them again.
Dr Jason Page
Vice Chair, Rotherham CCG
We have used recruitment agencies previously, with very mixed results. However, Menlo Park were a breath of fresh air.
Our initial discussions with them were in depth and detailed. The questions made sense and they really listened to what we needed and wanted.
They are also very aware of the current challenges in recruiting GPs and were open and honest about how we “matched up” to other practices.
We managed to recruit a salary GP through Menlo Park and it has been a fantastic experience – so much so that after 3 months, we offered partnership and the Doctor accepted!
I cannot recommend Menlo Park Recruitment highly enough. At last a recruitment agency that is worth the fee!
Practice Manager, Park View Medical Centre
This was our first experience of using a recruitment agency to help fill our salaried GP vacancy. We entered the process with some trepidation about costs and success rates, but what a surprise.
They listened to what we wanted, understood what we wanted, translated it into a campaign and more importantly were transparent with the costs. We were lucky enough to find the perfect applicant within weeks and at every stage from the sharing of the CV until the completion of the probation period, they communicated with the practice and the doctor, resolving any issues to ensure both parties were happy.
We would highly recommend Menlo Park recruitment and have done so to a neighbouring practice who have had the same successful outcome.
Practice Director, Ancora Medical Practice