Recruiting people for vaccination centres in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin eases pressure to redeploy staff
A huge recruitment drive in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has seen nearly 1,000 new staff added to the roster at vaccination centres. Most of the staff mobilised to work on the vaccination programme so far have been redeployed from their jobs elsewhere in the NHS. Having new dedicated recruits will bring stability and improve staff turnover at vaccination sites, while other health and care services can continue to be restored now that personnel can return.
The campaign began at Christmas with the slogan ‘Be A Part of History’ and has been lead by The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) supported by the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) and other partners. People have stepped up to work as vaccinators, healthcare assistants, administrators and car park marshalls. More than 1,700 applications were received across the Shropshire and Telford system.
Sarah Sheppard, Director of People for both RJAH and MLCSU, said:
“It has been a phenomenal team effort to recruit so many people in such a short space of time.
“I’m so grateful to all colleagues across the system who have come together to make this happen. Recruiting so many people, so quickly, really is a stunning achievement.”
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