COVID-19 has paused overseas travel, but as international routes begin to reopen, NHS organisations are restarting their international recruitment to support their recovery plans.
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 which was published last year. It provides some simple steps you can take now to conduct robust recruitment, maintain relationships with overseas recruits whom you’ve offered posts to and continue to support overseas staff currently working in the UK.