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Overseas recruitment: meeting the NHS ‘50,000 nurses’ target

The shortfall of nurses trained in the UK is clear, say experts – and is driving a renewed focus on hiring nurses from overseas as pandemic restrictions ease

The shortfall of nurses trained in the UK is clear, say experts – and is driving a renewed focus on hiring nurses from overseas as pandemic restrictions ease

  • After a drop in numbers during the pandemic, a rebound is under way, with a 30-year high of international registrants projected for 2021-22
  • NHS England is encouraging this approach, with financial support to trusts, webinars, promotional material and sharing best practice online
  • How to ensure international recruits are well supported, and the benefits for both the nurses and their new employers

Increasing the number of nurses in the NHS is a priority across

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