Workforce Signpost Guide - Overseas Recruitment of Nurses

The nursing workforce shortage in the UK is having a significant impact on voluntary sector children’s palliative care services and is leading to increased recruitment of nurses from overseas to fill this gap.

We interviewed a children’s palliative care organisation who wanted to share with us their experiences of recruiting nurses from overseas, which they have done several times in response to their own shortage of nurses. We asked them what they did to prepare for the nurses arriving, how it went once the nurses were here and what the learning points were from the experience.

Their responses are captured in this guide, along with some background information and signposting to resources where you can find out more.