Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Health board turns to YouTube to recruit staff

  • Comment

NHS Highland has produced a recruitment film on the social media site YouTube as a fresh approach to encouraging clinicians to consider a career move to the north of Scotland.

The short film is the first in a series to promote working and living in the Highlands, with a view to supporting recruitment to vacant posts – especially in cancer services.

The film features a number of local staff, who come together to tell why they feel Raigmore Hospital is a great place to work, has first class facilities and the Highlands are a great place to live.

NHS Highland chief executive Elaine Mead, who moved to the Highlands from England, said: “We have faced some challenges in recruiting to some posts and are committed to overcome this.

“Producing this recruitment video ensures interested parties can see some of the facilities on offer at our hospital, the passion and commitment of the staff and some of the natural beauty of the Highlands from the comfort of their own homes.”

The video was launched last week onto YouTube and has already attracted over 900 views, according to the health board.

Ms Mead added: “The setting of the Highlands sells itself, but we were keen to promote many aspects of life in the area that perhaps people were unaware of: fantastic community spirit, first-class schools and affordable housing – and of course excellent integrated health and social services.

“If this approach works, we will produce some more films; particularly targeting areas where we have struggled to fill posts.”

 

Are you able to Speak Out Safely? Sign our petition to put pressure on your trust to support an open and transparent NHS.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.