BMJ launches job board for mental health roles

BMJ has launched BMJ Careers: Mental Health, a dedicated job board to help NHS trusts fill mental health vacancies and help candidates find the right roles.

BMJ launches job board for mental health roles

BMJ Careers: Mental Health is the UK's first dedicated recruitment service for all clinical mental health roles. It has the most comprehensive listing of advertised vacancies for this specialist area, says BMJ. The website currently hosts 2,000 live vacancies, with suitable roles for nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and other practitioners involved in the care of mentally ill patients.

The launch of this job board comes when the NHS faces an unprecedented recruitment crisis, and mental health is one of the areas hardest hit by workforce challenges. The latest NHS staff vacancies figures published by NHS Digital showed, as of September 2021, there are nearly 100,000 vacancies in the NHS across the country, and over one in 10 posts is unfilled in some regions. There are 39,813 nurse vacancies across the health service, with more than 11,000 of those in mental health. In addition, 5.82m people are waiting for elective care alongside a very high demand for mental health, emergency and primary care.

Phil Johnson, Director of BMJ Careers, said: “We are delighted to be launching this new job board in response to requests from so many of our NHS customers. We can deploy BMJ's medical recruitment expertise across the whole of mental health to help manage the increasing demand for care. The new job board provides recruiters with an effective solution at an affordable price so that everyone can benefit.”

The new job board is a sister product to BMJ Careers, BMJ’s site for hospital, GP and international doctor jobs.

Recruiters can purchase a subscription package that allows unlimited job posting via an automated feed. Prices start at £995 per month. Alternatively, listings can be bought on a vacancy-by-vacancy basis, starting at £350 each.

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