COVID-19 has affected overseas travel and may continue to do so, however, NHS organisations continue their international recruitment activity to relieve workforce pressure and support recovery plans. As the pandemic continues, this section aims to keep employers up to date.
Increasing ethical international recruitment forms a key part of the People Plan for 20/21, with the plan encouraging lead-recruiter and system-level models for more efficient and better value for money recruitment. The plan also highlights plans for co-ordinated international marketing, new English language training programmes and partnerships with new countries designed to benefit the individual, their home country and the NHS.
The guidance below is designed to complement our international recruitment toolkit. It outlines some simple steps you can take now to conduct robust recruitment, maintain relationships with overseas recruits whom you’ve offered posts to and support overseas recruits no matter where they are in their migration journey.