This web workshop is for Practice Managers, Assistant Practice Managers and Business Managers wanting to understand how to do safer recruitment within General Practice.

The module will be delivered as an interactive session with practical guidance to enable participants to map the techniques and outcomes onto their own practice.

At the PMA we pride ourselves on the understanding that one size doesn’t fit all and – therefore, we have various formats of our workshops and can adapt any programme / agenda to suit your local needs and necessaries – so, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for administrative staff or those wishing to hone their meeting skills within Primary Care.


  • Once you’ve completed this workshop, you’ll:
    • Understand the importance of having strict safer recruitment practices
    • How to navigate and promote a safer culture and recruiting process within your practice
    • Know how to put together an effective applicant information pack, including a job description and safeguarding statement
    • Know what to look for when shortlisting candidates
    • Understand how to contact referees and know what is needed from a reference
    • Know how to successfully interview candidates
    • Understand what is involved in the pre-appointment checks, including DBS checks
    • Understand the importance of a thorough staff induction process, including safeguarding training.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.


Welcome and introductions
Introduction to Safer Recruitment          

  • Why is safer recruitment important?
Step 1: Create the job description and application pack
Step 2: Shortlist candidates, contact referees and review disclosures
Step 3: Interview shortlisted candidates
Step 4: Pre-appointment and DBS checks
Step 5: The induction process and maintaining a safe workplace
Ongoing vigilance
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If you would like more information about any of our workshops, the timings or adapting our programmes to your local needs / requirements, please call 0330 111 6459 or email

Please note that all workshops are delivered online as web workshop sessions – however, if you require face to face workshops, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss this.

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