Lifestyle draws medics to region
NINE out of 10 consultants employed by NHS Highland say taking a job with the health board was a lifestyle choice.
More than half say they were attracted by NHS Highland’s clinical reputation, having heard it was ‘a good place to work’.
NHS Highland recently surveyed its consultants to get views and data to help inform future recruitment.
The board has long had a problem recruiting and retaining staff, particularly in some of its more remote and rural areas.
Asked what attracted them to working for NHS Highland, 88.9 per cent said it was definitely or probably a lifestyle choice.
Three- quarters said it was a matter of timing – they were looking for a consultant post and one came up in Highland – and 56.3 per cent cited the board’s clinical reputation.