Overseas nurse recruitment: how new rules will help employers take an ethical approach

The WHO’s revised ‘red list’ of the countries not be targeted simplifies process

The WHO’s pared down ‘red list’ of countries not be targeted broadens scope of UK healthcare employers needing to look overseas to boost their nurse numbers

The government has updated its code of practice on the international recruitment of nurses.

This revised code sets out responsibilities on recruiters, employers and government to maintain ‘ethical’ international recruitment, thus ensuring countries with the weakest health systems are protected.

Pared down list of nations not to be targeted for overseas nurse recruitment

The main change in this newly revised code of practice is the use of a ‘red list’ of countries that should not be targeted for international recruitment.


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