International recruitment toolkit updated

International recruitment toolkit

NHS Employers has updated our International Recruitment Toolkit to reflect the current employment context and link to the latest tools and resources.

The latest version includes: 

  • the revised Code of Practice for International Recruitment, international recruitment frameworks and new content on the radiologist Global Learners Programme
  • new best practice for continuing international recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic and specific resources for overseas nurses, including links to additional Diaspora groups 
  • changes to the new points-based immigration system following the end of the EU transition period and links to the Our Voices podcast
  • a new section developed by NHS England & Improvement on pastoral self-assessment for overseas nurse recruitment, designed to help trusts reach the gold standard. 

The updated resource provides guidance, top tips, and best practice on planning, preparing, implementing, and evaluating your international recruitment activity.

If you have any good practice overseas recruitment examples you would like to share, please contact And please share your feedback on the toolkit using the online form available.

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