Improving the quality of the NHS workforce through values and competency-based selection

Clare McGuire, Jeanie Rankin, Lynsay Matthews, Marie Cerinus, Swati Zaveri

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Robust selection processes are essential to ensure the best and most appropriate candidates for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional (NMAHP) positions are appointed, and subsequently enhance patient care. This article reports on a study that explored interviewers’ and interviewees’ experiences of using values and competency-based interview (VCBI) methods for NMAHPs. Results suggest that this resource could have a positive effect on the quality of the NMAHP workforce, and therefore on patient care. This method of selection could be used in other practice areas in health care, and refinement of the resource should focus on supporting interview panels to develop their VCBI skills and experience. Read More:
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-33
JournalNursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


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