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"Recruitment shows are a popular and effective way of filling vacancies quickly," said Dr Tahira Rashid, Head of Development at Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions.
LONDON, ENGLAND, September 05, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ --
- 'RCGP Accredited' quality mark awarded to General Practice Conference
- Range of clinical and non-clinical conferences being held alongside
- Conferences free to attend over three days of recruitment and training fair
- Fair will appeal to GPs, nurses and other professionals working across the healthcare sector
A new conference will provide GPs with an opportunity to update skills and knowledge across a range of clinical areas.
Taking place at the inaugural Healthcare Recruitment and Training Fair, the General Practitioner Conference will cover a range of topics, including:
- digestive diseases with a focus on liver function tests;
- pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions;
- achieving better glycaemic control non-insulin therapy management;
- better advice for uric acid level regulation for gout patients; and
- chronic bronchitis assessment and therapy
Free to attend, the General Practice Conference has been accredited for its educational / CPD content by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK.
The RCGP Accreditation Quality Mark is an identifiable symbol of quality assurance that associates educational activities with the professionalism, expertise and commitment expected for the highest possible standards of general practice. It is awarded to education providers so that GPs can be confident the education they select has been independently assessed and is a consistent and high quality resource, reducing their risk, as well as saving time and cost.
Dr Farah Jameel of Camden Local Medical Committee and a member of the General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association, will chair the conference. Speakers will include Dr Farooq Khan, Consultant Hepatologist, Hepatobiliary Endoscopy, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and Dr Haroon Ali, Consultant General Practitioner at the Royal Derby Hospital.
The General Practice Conference is one of 18 conferences taking place during the new Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair, which runs from September 15-17 2016 at ExCel London. The GP conference will take place on the Saturday so that GPs are better able to attend.
Other clinical areas with dedicated conferences over the three days which will be of particular interest to primary care health professionals include: diabetes, paediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, orthopaedics, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
In addition, a number of conferences are aimed at improving recruitment and retention strategies, and the wider aspect of career progression. For example, the Placement and Specialist Selection Workshop, also on September 17, includes a session on how to approach the medical specialist application form and prepare the perfect medical CV.
Running alongside the conferences is a healthcare recruitment fair with exhibitors representing a range of trusts, clinical commissioning groups, and healthcare service providers from around the UK. Over 400 jobs vacancies are being promoted by employers including University College Hospital London, Kings College Hospital, and Whittington Health.
Also taking part are a number of overseas and international organisations who are particularly keen to recruit UK-trained doctors, including representatives from Western Australia, and Gulf Region hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Doha. The Cleveland Clinic will also be represented.
"Recruitment shows are a popular and effective way of filling vacancies quickly," said Dr Tahira Rashid, Head of Development at Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. "These one stop solutions have proven to be the ideal way to fill current vacancies in the shortest time while delivering training to enhance the retention of good employees."
The event comes at a time when doctors are beginning to see new opportunities presented under the GP Forward View. The ambitious NHS target of recruiting an additional 5,000 GPs by 2020 is spurring on a number of initiatives adopting innovative approaches to recruitment and retention.
NHS England has been providing regular updates on its Targeted Investment in Recruiting Returning Doctors Scheme, and the GP National Recruitment Office overseen by Health Education England is offering one-off bursaries of GBP20,000 to GP trainees under its Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme in England.
The Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair and all of the conferences are free to attend, but visitors are asked to register in advance to gain fast-track access into the exhibition, conference streams and to be kept up-to-date with the latest event news and updates.
The Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair is organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions which is in charge of the healthcare portfolio within Informa's Global Exhibitions division. It organises 26 exhibitions yearly including Arab Health, but events take place in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and US market, and connect more than 150,000 healthcare professionals. Over 100 congresses take place in parallel with the exhibitions. Through Taylor & Francis, it is also one of the world's leading healthcare publishers.
For more details about the Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair or to ask about contacting any of the speakers, please contact +971 4 336 7334
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