Forth Valley GP, Dr Lynsay Crawford and her team became stars of the show at a recent recruitment event for GPs. The so-called ‘speed dating event’ was organised in Glasgow by the BMA and, when a speaker didn’t turn up, Dr Crawford, Clinical Lead at Hallpark Medical Practice, used the opportunity to step up to the platform and give an insight into her experience as a salaried GP within a Board-managed Practice.
According to Dr David Herron, GP Clinical Lead for Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership: “Nearly every person we talked to all said Lynsay had made working in a 2c Practice sound a really good job and her off-the-cuff talk went down really well.”
The NHS Forth Valley campaign to attract GPs was based on a ‘Wish You Were Here’ theme and included a stall where specially-printed postcards showing some of the scenic highlights of the area also carried the message of who to contact for an informal chat. They were handed out with other promotional give-aways including jute bags and water bottles.
All those attending said the stall was very busy and generated lots of interest which it is hoped will lead to more newly qualified GPs choosing to work in Forth Valley.