International Recruitment at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust during COVID-19

22 / 04 / 2021

In this case study, learn how Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transformed its international recruitment model by adopting a person-centered approach and lead recruiter model. 

Key benefits of the trust’s approach include: 

  • zero ward nurse vacancies
  • agency costs reduced from £250,000 to £33,000 per calendar month
  • turnover rate and sickness absence were both reduced by half, while receiving some of the best NHS staff survey results in England for an acute trust
  • lead recruitment model supports collaborative recruitment across 15 trusts and has supported the arrival of 1,400 nurses and 50 radiographers since 2018
  • a person-centred approach proved to be resilient enough to withstand the restrictions on international travel by COVID-19.  

Find further information on our website about international recruitment and the changes to international recruitment as a result of COVID-19

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