Case Number 3424
Request Date 06/01/2014
Completion Date 14/01/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. Has your organisation recruited nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
     
  2. If yes, why?
     
  3. If you have recruited nursing staff from overseas, please provide the following for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years:
     
    • The total number of overseas nurses recruited
    • A breakdown of overseas nurses recruited by country – 10 from Portugal, and so on
    • For the 2012-13 nurses, I would like to know how many are still in post.
       
  4. Has any of your organisation’s staff attended recruitment events outside the UK in 2012-13 and 2013-14? If so, please provide:
     
    • Location and duration of event
    • Number of staff who attended, length of trip and any associated costs incurred for travel accommodation and meals.
       
  5. Has your organisation used a recruitment company or partner to conduct this recruitment of nurses outside the UK, or was it conducted directly by your organisation? If you have used a recruitment agency or partner, please provide:
     
    • The name of the recruitment company or partner used
    • A breakdown of the recruitment fees charged to/paid by your organisation to the company or partner used.
    • Please confirm the number of nurses hired for employment by the trust through a recruitment company or partner
       
  6. Are you planning to recruit nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK in the future? If yes, does this include looking to recruit from Romania and/or Bulgaria?

 

Details of the Response

1. Has your organisation recruited nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?

Yes

 

2. If yes, why?

Due to national shortages in recruiting nursing staff in the UK.

 

3. If you have recruited nursing staff from overseas, please provide the following for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years:

  • The total number of overseas nurses recruited
    Nil in 2012/13 and 51 in 2013/14
     
  • A breakdown of overseas nurses recruited by country – 10 from Portugal, and so on
    51 from Portugal
     
  • For the 2012-13 nurses, I would like to know how many are still in post.
    N/A
     

4. Has any of your organisation’s staff attended recruitment events outside the UK in 2012-13 and 2013-14?

Yes

 

If so, please provide:

  • Location and duration of event
    4 days to Portugal in 2013/14
     
  • Number of staff who attended, length of trip and any associated costs incurred for travel accommodation and meals.
    4 members of staff; 4 days. Costs included in the recruitment fee.
     

5. Has your organisation used a recruitment company or partner to conduct this recruitment of nurses outside the UK, or was it conducted directly by your organisation?

Used recruitment company, with interviewing carried out by Trust Senior Nurses.

 

If you have used a recruitment agency or partner, please provide:

  • The name of the recruitment company or partner used
    Kate Cowhig International Recruitment Limited
     
  • A breakdown of the recruitment fees charged to/paid by your organisation to the company or partner used.
    £3,000 per successful appointment
     
  • Please confirm the number of nurses hired for employment by the trust through a recruitment company or partner
    51
     

6. Are you planning to recruit nursing and midwifery staff from outside the UK in the future? If yes, does this include looking to recruit from Romania and/or Bulgaria?

This is currently under consideration.