Assessment of practitioners’ and students’ values when recruiting
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Assessment of practitioners’ and students’ values when recruiting

Sam Miller Practice-based learning facilitator in the learning and development department, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at the time of writing
Jim Bird Lecturer and senior admissions tutor, Faculty of health sciences, University of Southampton

Sam Miller and Jim Bird explain how values-based recruitment is being used to create a workforce that is suitable to provide the care required by the NHS

The Department of Health has tasked Health Education England with introducing values-based recruitment (VBR) for all applicants to NHS-funded healthcare programmes. This article discusses the mandate with reference to the process of VBR, how this is used in an academic setting and how it is beginning to influence appointments to all healthcare posts. The benefits and potential risks of adopting the approach are identified and recommendations for nurse managers are made.

Nursing Management. 21, 5, 22-29. doi: 10.7748/nm.21.5.22.e1252


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 17 June 2014

Accepted: 24 July 2014

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