Information Governance Department
1st Floor Cedar House
Stepping Hil Hospital
Telephone: 0161 419 4160
Fax: 0161 419 2045
Our ref: FOI 44057
02nd November 2020
Request for Information
Dear Mr James,
I am writing regarding your request for information which we received via email
on 22/09/2020. In that request you asked for information in relation to
international nurse recruitment.
We are pleased to provide the fol owing information in response to your specific
Could I please request if the trust used agencies to recruit
international nurses during 2019 or earlier if not last year?
Yes, we did use agencies to recruit international nurses during April 2019 –
Agencies used and which framework
Placement (PCR) Group (on framework)
If the trust did use agencies, how many nurses were recruited and
how much was spent recruiting overseas nurses via both framework
and off framework agencies?
40 RNs (on framework) were recruited for April 2019-March 2020
£298,920 in total
Can I also have the total cost to recruit one international nurse and
what upfront costs the trust incurred, with the cost broken down?
No upfront costs, £7,473 per RN
Does the trust also conduct their own OCSE training? If not who do
Yes, we have an in-house training department
Do you plan to recruit nurses internationally
We are currently in the process of recruiting.
If you have any queries about our response, please let me know by writing to the
Laura Sil itoe
Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer