New briefing highlights international recruitment opportunities for universities

29 July 2019

A new briefing by the Council of Deans of Health highlights how universities can engage in the education and training of overseas nurses. The Council has produced the briefing in light of the commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to increase international recruitment and improve efficiency. It also includes guidance on the recent changes to the NMC international registration process and examples of how training of overseas nurses can work for universities and employers.

Dr Katerina Kolyva, Executive Director of the Council, said:

‘The Council welcomes a collaborative and ethical approach to international recruitment and the more streamlined process for overseas registrants. Universities play a central role in educating the future healthcare workforce both in the UK and abroad, and we know that they are well placed to offer even greater support to regional recruitment efforts’.


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