she never became a member
Actually she did, after her initial post. Then she changed her mind and closed the account. But she's left a breadcrumb trail :) If she were still working for the NHS she would be in a bit of trouble with them, but if she's left the job it will probably do no more than affect any references she might receive. Actually it's odd that she supposedly left there a month ago and now doesn't appear to have what I'd call a 'real' job, faffing about with a pretty much non-existent recruitment agency. It's strange for a senior manager to leave a post such as the one she occupied without having something else substantial lined up to go to, unless of course she took early retirement or voluntary redundancy. Perhaps she'll return and fill us in on the details!
Just to add, I checked the acceptable use policy for NHS email addresses and she's in breach of the policy she agreed to which states that:3.1.2. You must not use the NHSmail service for commercial gain. This includes, but is not limited to: unsolicited marketing, advertising and selling goods or services
So even if she was still working for the NHS she definitely shouldn't be using her NHS address for recruitment activities on the side, on behalf of an outside agency. As a senior manager she would know that quite well. Very naughty.
I do work in the NHS and there is a shortage of GPS in the North West of England and I am working in partnership with a company to find GPs
However, the 'agency' she's working with is not endorsed or approved by the NHS. NHS Employers manages a list of recruitment agencies who follow a code of conduct for ethical international recruitment, which involves a commitment to not complete recruitment activities that could disadvantage the healthcare systems of developing countries.
Employers are urged to use an agency that is on one of the recognised frameworks above and complies with the international code of conduct, as these are seen as indicators that an agency is reputable.
But neither Manchester Recruitment International (which basically doesn't officially exist) nor Medics Recruitment International appear on that NHS list.
I'll conclude by saying 'well done Roz' for spotting the dodginess in the first place.