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Rob Muddiman

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Rob Muddiman

Sectors:

Healthcare

About Me:

Head of Division - Health & Social Care

Rob is a specialist Healthcare recruiter with a successful career spanning 10 years supporting the NHS and Healthcare Charities.  Rob successfully recruits a full range permanent clinical Staff   and also specialist healthcare related roles within charities.  Rob is a passionate service focuses recruiter who always goes the extra mile to ensure he meets his clients requirements -  some of his recent placements include:

Registered Mental Health Nurse - Private Sector
Clinical Care Lead - Charity
Clinical Registry Lead - Charity
Registered General Nurse - Charity
RNLD - Charitable School
HCA – NHS

Head of Health information - Charity

Outside of work Rob is a keen fisherman and runner and recently completing the British 10K in aid of Demelza, Children’s Hospice Care. 

Rob Muddiman's Blog Posts

Is Theresa May’s snap election a chance to reset the NHS?

May recently stated “We need a general election and we need one now, because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin”. No doubt the election will be dominated by Brexit, but it appears imperative that it triggers a national conversation about the future of the NHS. With GP closures at a record high and sector leaders adamant that social care is in crisis, there’s no time like the ...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 26 Apr 2017

Is the Chancellor’s £2bn Social care cash injection, simply a gesture devoid of logic?

Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged a £2bn funding into the current crumbling social care system, across the next three years. The Chancellor said that the cash injection will allow local authorities to ‘act now’, with £1 billion being available between 2017 and 2018, but will it truly have a long-term impact?  The thought process is to enable elderly people to be better supported living at home rather than months on end in a hospital. Any additional funding is welcome in the precarious st...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 09 Mar 2017

Could the increase in consultations result in further pressures for GP services?

A snapshot survey carried out by the King’s Fund questioned approximately 129 GP partners & practice managers, and found that there was a 10% increase in patient engagement with GPs in the first half of the year (2016/17), this in comparison to the same time two years ago. As part of the quarterly monitoring report, the survey revealed that there was a significant increase in telephone consultations. Results highlighted the number of patient consultations with GPs which has changed con...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 18 Nov 2016

    Survey suggests patients put off visiting GP surgery by receptionists

    Almost 2000 patients were questioned for a Cancer Research UK survey, results revealed different reasons why patients are putting off visiting their GP. 40% of patients reported that they were unhappy discussing their symptoms with reception staff in order to get an appointment, and this is a barrier to seeing a GP. The survey also found that 42% would put off visiting their GP because they couldn’t see a particular doctor, or because of inconvenient appointment times. 35% of patients repor...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 20 Oct 2016

    Bursaries for practice managers NHS England currently in talks with the Practice Management Network

    Student bursaries for practice managers could be implemented as part of the Practice Management Development Programme. NHS England and the Practice Management Network are currently in talks over bursaries to fund students across two programmes; an existing level 2 practice manager programme, and a new advanced practice manager programme at level 5. The new programme would provide practice managers with the experience to work on “a much bigger federated working model”, also allowing those wh...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 20 Sep 2016

    Worrying stress levels affecting GPs and their staff

    Over a 1000 GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and other primary care staff have taken a survey by Mind, which revealed that almost nine out of ten (88%) respondents find their work life stressful. One in five (21%) said it has resulted in the development of a mental health problem, while one in six (17%) said it has led them to take medication for a mental health problem. Almost one in ten (8%) said work stress has led to suicidal thoughts. The poll also revealed that work is currently...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 18 Aug 2016

    GP practices to be inspected by the CQC on data security

    The Care Quality Commission will include data security audits when carrying out inspections at GP practices. The new security standards have been approved by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt. Two data reports were commissioned by Jeremy Hunt last year. One from the National Data Guardian (NDG) to set new data security standards for health and social care, the other from the CQC to analyse the existing levels of data security across the NHS.    Data security auditing for safe data and ...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 20 Jul 2016

    GPs and their staff encouraged to take regular breaks to ensure safe patient care

    ​The Royal College of General Practitioners has rolled out a new poster campaign which will be sent to all practices in the UK. The poster warns that ‘Your safety should always come first’ and encourages general practice to have similar rules on working hours and breaks, to pilots, train and lorry drivers. The poster calls for GPs to be well rested and to take regular breaks to ensure the safety of patient care; ‘A rested GP is a safer GP’.  Dr Maureen Baker, RCGP Chairwoman said: “GPs are...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 20 Apr 2016

    Getting the most from your temporary healthcare support staff

    Clinical support staff are essential to the smooth running of GP practices and healthcare organisations across the UK. These roles are often in demand and require locum staff to fill positions. If you are using temporary staff it is relatively simple to ensure that your practice or healthcare organisation gets full value for money from its temporary employees. When should you use temporary or locum staff? Temp staff allows your health organisation to adjust more quickly to varying wor...

    Author: Rob Muddiman
    Published: 17 Mar 2016