All Articles
And the winner of our prize draw is....

Thank you for all the responses we have received in regards to our recent Client Satisfaction Survey which we sent out to all of the clients that we worked with in 2012 . We are delighted with the feedback we have received and we will use it to continue to improve our service throughout 2013 and beyond.

All responses were entered into a prize draw to win £50 of John Lewis vouchers which was drawn at 12pm on Friday 1st February.

& the winner is....

Blake Foster!

Congratulations, your vouchers will be on their way to you shortly.

GP Vacancy Rates Doubling in Just Two Years

The NHS is facing a “workforce crisis”, with GP vacancy rates doubling at the very least in just two years, doctors are warning.

Large numbers of senior doctors are retiring early while surgeries are finding it hard to tempt medicine graduates to be family doctors, they say.

The result is a looming crisis at a time Britain needs more GPs than ever to care for its ageing population.

Pulse magazine found the GP vacancy rate had risen from 4.2 per cent in 2011 to 7.9 per cent this January. The official GP vacancy rate was 2.1 per cent at the start of 2011.

In addition, GP surgeries are spending almost 20 per cent more on locums than two years ago because they cannot fill their posts with permanent staff.



Trip to Laser Quest


 On Friday evening our medical team unleashed their competitive streak in a few games of Laser Quest. 


 Jim Loves Head1

Kurt Donald Cobain1

Special Girl1

’Ten top tips’ for Revalidation

1.Appraisers ‘appraise’, Responsible Officers ‘recommend’ and the GMC ‘revalidate’. This statement makes it clear that your appraiser will not be deciding whether you are to be recommended for revalidation.

2.Year 0 (April 2012/March 2013) – Responsible Officers will be revalidated

Year 1 (April 2012/March 2014) – 20% of doctors (mostly GP leaders, educators and management)

Year 2 (April 2014/March 2015) – further 40% of doctors

Year 3 (April 2015/March 2016) – the remaining 40% doctors

You will have at least 3 months’ notice of your revalidation date

3.Appraisers will be making an assessment of your engagement overall, your pre-appraisal documentation and supporting information, your progress year on year (against PDPs) and your progress towards the GMC’s revalidation requirements.

4.Doctors will be appraised on the whole scope of their practice. If you need medical qualification to do it, you need to provide evidence about it in your appraisal.

5.Evidence you provide will be matched to the four domains of ‘Good Medical Practice’.

1)Knowledge, skills and performance

2)Safety and quality

3)Communication, partnership and teamwork

4)Maintaining trust

6.The use of an online toolkit (e.g. The MAG Model Appraisal form, the New Clarity Appraisal Toolkit or The RCGP Toolkit) is the preferred method of presenting your appraisal portfolio. There are many advantages for you (the doctor), your appraiser, the Responsible Officer and your local area (appraisal) team.

7.Support information may be defined by three levels.

Level 1 - That required by the GMC as the minimum for revalidation and will indicate your fitness to practice.

Level 2 – That required by your employing organisation or specialist body (e.g. RCGP) and will indicate your fitness for purpose.

Level 3 – That defined by yourself to include your professional development and personal aspirations.

8.Doctors will have to sign off statements about significant events, complaints, probity, health, the appraisal portfolio and GMC requirements. There are five declarations for the appraiser and doctor to sign at the end of the appraisal.

9.There are 28 days from the appraisal interview to complete and sign off all documentation. This timescale is not negotiable and your Responsible Officer might conclude that you have not engaged with revalidation and inform the GMC.

10.The Responsible Officer will assess your appraisal outputs along with the clinical governance information and any other data held about you. They have only 3 options:-

1)Positive recommendation

2)Request a deferral

3)Notify the GMC of failure to engage



We have a great team here at Agenda Recruitment, so we thought it was about time you got to know us all a bit better!



Scott Moy


Scott Moy

Managing Director










Jan Frost

Operations Manager











Kate Devlin

Client Services Manager










Debbie Buckland

Finance/Office Manager









James Burgess

Compliance Manager






Lewis Ball



Lewis Ball

Compliance Officer






John Ward






John Ward

Medical Nursing Team Leader






Natalie Left


Natalie Lawrence

Recruitment Consultant










Grace Left



Grace Skinner


Recruitment Consultant











Pinar Bolat

Compliance Officer









Jess Left


Jess Hannon


Recruitment Consultant











Sean Burch


Sean Burch

Medical GP Team Leader






Joe Collins


Joe Collins

Senior Medical Locums Principal Consultant







Lewis Thompson


Lewis Thomson

Medical Principal Consultant






Simon Juniper


Simon Juniper

Senior Medical Locum Principal Consultant 





Ryan Clarke




Ryan Clarke

Medical Locum Principal Consultant









Jo Clinton




Jo Clinton

Senior Finance Officer







Jess Page 



Jess Page

Finance Officer











Louise Ward

Finance Officer









Finalists at the Hertfordshire Business Awards

Agenda Recruitment is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Recruitment Award at the Hertfordshire Business Awards being held on Thursday 29th of November.

We believe this fantastic achievement demonstrates our high standards and on-going commitment to excellence and is a great way to finish off another successful year for everyone at Agenda. 




Agenda Medical Locums awarded a place on the LPP


Agenda Medical Locums are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a place on the London Procurement Programme (LPP) Framework to supply Medical Locums to the NHS.

The aim of National frameworks is to standardise and improve the quality of patient care. The LPP works with NHS Trusts to maximise their investment in patient care - helping deliver the highest quality services while at the same time ensuring value for money.

Being part of this framework gives us access to the best locum positions available in London, and because only a select number of agencies have been awarded this status, we believe this achievement demonstrates our continuous commitment to supplying the highest quality of locum doctors.

We love our new website, but do you love it too?

We’ve been working hard to give our website a well-needed makeover with the aim of being more navigational, attractive and easy to use. We think it’s great, but it doesn’t matter what we think, we want to know what you think!

<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 2

We use non obtrusive cookies on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies.
To find out more about how we use cookies, see our Cookie Information page.