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Nursing agency launches new bonus scheme

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A recruitment agency is to offer extra financial incentives in a bid to attract more nurses and other health professionals during the recession.

Hays Healthcare has launched what it is called the Hays Healthclub for GPs, specialist nurses, theatre practitioners and allied health professionals.

Staff who join are given a £250 welcome bonus and can get a further £250 for referring friends who work in specialisms that are in short supply to the agency. There is also a new monthly Temp of the Month Award, again worth £250 to the winner.

Julie Greenwood, managing director of Hays Healthcare, said: ‘We are always looking for new ways to reward our workers.

‘The Healthclub allows us to say a huge thank you to those who have been loyal, a welcome bonus for those who join us and generous rewards for temporary workers who deliver exceptional service to employers,’ she said.

‘It also encourages workers to recommend others to find work through Hays, which is critical in light of the ongoing shortages in many areas of healthcare,’ she added.

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  • This is exactly what is needed. Cash incentives are being offered at my local NHS hospital for doctors to run extra out-patient clinics at £250 per session! Not just the odd one or two, by the way; several every week.

    Nurses are struggling to cope with the already bare minimum of staff on the wards as it is. The staffing numbers have been trimmed down over the last few years to reduce costs whilst the number of 'management' posts, (e.g. project managers, operations managers, performance managers, etc) has increased.

    It is a fine line between lean and efficient and not being able to provide safe, quality healthcare and Nursing. I suspect the majority of areas are balancing upon that line.

    There is far too much paperwork involved in looking after patients. Let nurses do exactly that, NURSE. More nurses would stay in jobs on the coalface if there wasn't so much bureaucratic red tape nonesense.

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