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Nurturing Talent

One of the core values of the Hurley Group is supporting and developing our workforce and “nurturing our talent”.

We believe that in order to do this we need to support a healthy work life/balance and provide a range of development opportunities as well as reward and benefits schemes.

Learning and development

An in-house training programme which focuses on delivering training staff have requested e.g. how to run recruitment and interview training and training the trainers so we can increase staff skills and Basic Life Support training which is now all delivered by our own workforce who attend refresher training themselves annually.

Specially commissioned training as identified by the workforce for example Risk Assessment Training for practice managers at their request.

A ring-fenced training grant scheme which is open to all staff and has funded a wide range of training from basic sign language, to GP updates, to independent nurse prescriber courses.

Providing training opportunities future generations – all Hurley Group sites are either approved training practices or working towards becoming training practices and offer a range of placements.

Joint working with other training organisations which includes practice nurses participating in the HENCEL 2 year programme to train as Advanced Nurse Practitioners and staff undertaking the Mary Seacole Leading Care (level 1) NHS Leadership Course.

Supporting Internal and External Secondment opportunities. Internal secondments mean that staff can benefit from the wide range of different services within the Hurley group and expand their knowledge and skills. External secondment opportunities have included Darzi Fellowships, working with the RCGP, working with CCGs and a UCLP QI Fellowship

Bespoke schemes which include the Talent Management Programme for non-clinical staff who wish to progress up the career ladder and the GP First Scheme for newly qualified GPs starting out in their careers.

Mentorship scheme – the in-house mentorship scheme has been running since 2013, providing training for staff to become mentors and mentorship to the wider workforce.

Quote from a mentor:  [the best part was]  Being told that our interactions had led to a change in approach with positive outcomes

Quote from a mentee  :  [my mentor] helped me make a change in my career that opened up a whole new world. I really do credit them with that.

Rewards and benefits – The Hurley Group believe strongly in celebrating our successes and acknowledging and rewarding excellence as well as providing access to support to facilitate a healthy work/life balance.

Hurley Hero awards presented on an ad hoc basis, by staff for staff with the condition that the act has provided the “wow factor” for patients and staff

The annual Hurley Awards presented on an annual basis there. All staff nominate their colleagues for their work over the preceding year , with patients being invited to make nominations for Patient Advocate of the year via the practice websites. The winner in each of the ten categories is announced at the annual Christmas meeting and  presented with an award.

Employee Assistance Scheme  provided via PPC, all staff have access to free, anonymous employee assistance if they would like it.


For a list of our current vacancies please visit our careers page