17 / 07 / 2020
This toolkit is for colleagues involved in leading and delivering international recruitment in the NHS. It aims to encourage and enable good practices and processes for the recruitment of international staff across a wide range of professions.
You can use this resource to plan your approach to overseas recruitment activity for the first time, or to review the quality and efficiency of your existing practices and processes.
The NHS Interim People Plan acknowledges the need to ethically increase the number of international recruits and empowers organisations to actively recruit overseas as part of a short-to-medium term robust and well-rounded workforce supply plan.
This toolkit is designed to support collaborative, effective and ethical international recruitment that provides value for money.
This resource has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and produced by NHS Employers in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Health Education England. We would also like to give special thanks to the reference groups of employers, staff and stakeholders and the many other contributors from across the sector involved in developing this resource.
Please note that the last toolkit review took place on the date specified at the top of this page. The toolkit will be updated quarterly to ensure the most up to date guidance and links are included.
You may also wish to view our supplementary guidance on restarting international recruitment following COVID-19, which was launched in June 2020 and is to be read in conjunction with the toolkit.
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