Do you place Locum Doctors?
We are permanent recruitment specialists and focus on fixed term solutions only, therefore we do not have a conflict of interest by supplying locum doctors. Our focus from inception has been to reduce the huge locum spend of the NHS by finding suitable doctors who will work on a permanent basis and stay at their posts for the long term.
How long will you take to find a suitable doctor?
This will vary from post to post. Once we have a strong understanding of your requirements, we will source the most suitable candidates. On average, it can take between 3-6 months from shortlisting a CV to the candidate starting work and we will ensure all pre-employment checks have been completed. We have also placed some doctors within a few weeks, so it can be much quicker as well. Most candidates will have a notice period of 3 months, so that is a factor in the overall timeframe.
What specialisms do you cover?
We place candidates at SHO, Middle Grade and Consultant level across all specialities including:
- Acute Medicine
- Adult Psychiatry
- Care of the Elderly (Geriatrics)
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health
- Community Paediatrics
- Emergency Medicine
- General (Internal) Medicine
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Old Age Psychiatry
- Respiratory Medicine
We also cover a number of other specialist medical areas. Please ask us if you are unsure.
Why should we work with Xander Hendrix Healthcare?
We have a proven track record of delivering permanent recruitment of medical doctors in both junior and senior posts to NHS Hospitals across multiple locations. Our team is extremely passionate about what we do and our unique approach has helped us to achieve some fantastic results.
Our staff have the necessary skills and experience to combat the challenges of producing and delivering the desired number of candidates for our clients. Combined with our previous successes and knowledge, we have cemented our position as specialists in overseas recruitment for International Doctors.
Where do you get your doctors from?
We work with doctors from all across the world and have placed international doctors from a host of different countries. Our head office is in London, with dedicated satellite offices in India, South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Our resourcing processes will include, but not be limited to:
- Global and Region Specific Job Boards
- Social Media
- Medical Conferences & Roadshows
- Networking Events
- Localised advertising
All of our consultants qualify candidates extensively, verifying their experience and collating the necessary documents. They take the time to understand their requirements and motivations for looking to relocate to a new country and the needs of their family if relocating with them. We are trained and proficient in keeping in regular contact with our candidates to monitor progress and make sure there are no changes in circumstances. We believe that delivering international doctors is not just about finding them, it’s about supporting them throughout the offer and more importantly when they arrive and the crucial settling in period.
What frameworks are you on?
We are on the NHS LPP/CPP framework and also the International Recruitment of Clinical Healthcare Professionals framework.
Since February 2016, following a rigorous tender process we were awarded sole supplier status for a client in Northern Ireland and have been responsible for recruiting doctors across all their sites.
We will always keep updated on new framework opportunities and seek to continue our goal to help the NHS and reduce locum spend.
How much will it cost and when do we pay?
We will only invoice you once the doctor has arrived in the UK and has begun to work. There are no upfront costs or hidden repeated costs, we will only ever invoice you once. Our fees are framed to offer you value for money and we are happy to speak with you to design a fee structure that works best, be it a fixed fee % on annual salary or a fixed fee for speciality. Please contact us to discuss.
How many doctors have you placed and where?
We have placed 400 plus doctors over the last few years, across a number of specialities including Diabetes and Endocrine, Gastro, Respiratory, Histopathology, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Obs & Gynae, Paediatrics, Radiology (including breast) and Oncology.
Do you keep in touch after a placement has started work?
We will provide ongoing support to all placements and keep in contact after they start to ensure they are happy and have everything they need; we pride ourselves on pastoral care for all our candidates. It is also important to have regular feedback from our clients on how candidates are settling in and establish if anything can be improved.