National award highlights high standard of our international recruitment

NHS England and NHS Improvement International Recruitment Programme team have recognised the high quality of our international recruitment by awarding us their Pastoral Care Quality Award.

This award scheme requires Trusts to assess the quality of pastoral care they provide to their internationally recruited nurses and midwives and to collate a portfolio of evidence.

In the last 12 months we have recruited 96 international nurses and are expecting another 120 to join us by the end of March 2023.

“I am truly thrilled that in September our Trust received this award,” said Lisa Dennis, International Recruitment Programme Lead.

“We take great pride in ensuring internationally recruited colleagues arrive safely, have their induction and a positive experience.

“They are supported and valued as part of team NNUH as they train to gain their Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration and adapt to their new roles in the UK.

“I’m very passionate about the welfare and experiences of our nurses and midwifes and always ensure we go above and beyond in supporting our new workforce to not only stay with us but also to progress in their personal development.

“We value the experiences of our new colleagues and ensure they are welcomed at the airport and settled into their accommodations and we look after all their needs.

“We have a great training programme that covers all the essential learning and skills for their exams and ensure that nurses are well prepared for clinical practice.”

“Congratulations to the Practice Development team, this is true recognition of the commitment and care we provide to our colleagues,” said Prof Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse.

“This can reassure new and potential applicants from overseas that they will be well supported and valued at our hospital.”

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