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This section of our site provides support and guidance around the recruitment of staff by employers.
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International recruitment

NHS Employers provides information, tools and resources to guide NHS organisations through recruiting from outside of the UK.


Calendar of awareness days for recruitment

Use our handy calendar to find dates for key national campaigns and awareness days to help you plan your recruitment and career promotion activity.

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Recruitment processes

Guidance, tools and resources to help you improve your recruitment processes

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We are the NHS campaign

Find out more about the national We are the NHS campaign

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Written statements of employment

All workers now have the right to a written statement of terms of employment for any person starting work on or after 6 April 2020. Find out more.

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Values based recruitment

To help employers in the NHS recruit staff with values that fit with their organisation, we have created a range of information and resources, including toolkits and a behaviour framework.

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Zero-hours employment contracts

Guidance for employers on zero-hours employment contracts

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NHS partnerships with Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is one of the most experienced recruiters in the country. Find out how working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus can help you streamline your recruitment processes, leading to efficiency and productivity gains.

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Using social media in recruitment

Information on how social media can be used to build a brand and for recruitment purposes.

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Consultant appointments

Information on appointing consultants to NHS posts including appointments to public health posts.


Recruitment and retention premia

Recruitment and retention premia are additions to the pay of a post or group of similar posts.


Guidance on the appointment and employment of locum doctors

We have published guidelines and standards for the appointment and employment of NHS locum doctors.

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Free visa extension for overseas health care workers extended

The UK government announced today (9 April 2021) a free and automatic one-year visa extension for overseas healthcare workers.

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