International recruitment Nurses

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Dear Medway NHS Foundation Trust,

Can you please tell me if the trust used agencies to recruit international nurses during 2019?

If the trust did use agencies, can you tell me how many nurses were recruited and how much was spent recruiting overseas nurses via both framework and off framework agencies?

Can I also have the total cost to recruit one international nurse and what upfront costs the trust incurred?

Does the Trust have plans to recruit nurses internationally during 2020?

Yours faithfully,

Michael

Freedomofinformation (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr McCallion,

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 6031

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding Medway NHS
Foundation Trust. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be responded to within the
statutory 20 working day deadline.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

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Freedomofinformation (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr McCallion,

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 6031

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

The information you have requested is as follows:

 

Can you please tell me if the trust used agencies to recruit international
nurses during 2019?

Yes

 

If the trust did use agencies, can you tell me how many nurses were
recruited and how much was spent recruiting overseas nurses via both
framework and off framework agencies?

From 01/01/19 to 31/12/19, 154 international nurses commenced in post in
the Trust.  The Trust’s total spend of £1.1m  for international on
boarding included the agency fee and all the additional fixed and
non-fixed costs detailed below.

 

Can I also have the total cost to recruit one international nurse and what
upfront costs the trust incurred?

The Trust pays no upfront costs other than the CoS cost (£1k pa per
individual) - Agency partners pay all  other upfront costs associated with
international nurse recruitment. Agency partners invoice the Trust after
the international recruits commences in post.  The cost per nurse varies
slightly depending on flight costs and agency fee.

 

Fixed costs  invoiced by  agency partners are :

·         Medical for Tier 2 Visa

·         Processing fee Tier 2 Visa

·         POEA

·         Agency fee (commercially confidential)

·         CBT

·         NMC initial application

 

Fixed costs incurred by the Trust post international nurses commencing in
post:

·         NHS Health Surcharge

·         First months’ rent

·         Relocation support for international recruits - 2 lump sum one
off payments at commencement and month 3

·         OSCE training

·         OSCE Exam

·         NMC registration fee

 

Non fixed costs invoiced by agency partners are :

·         Airline ticket  (up to a maximum of £550)

 

Does the Trust have plans to recruit nurses internationally during 2020?

The Trust has arrivals scheduled at  six week intervals (to concede with
the Trusts OSCE programme) through 2020. There are over 150 nurses in the
 2020 recruitment pipeline.

 

 

I hope that this gives you the answer you need, but if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of this email and should be
addressed to:

 

Paul Mullane

Head of Corporate Governance & Legal

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

Kent

ME7 5NY

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

[2][email address]

 

 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

Website: [3]www.medway.nhs.uk 

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For future reference, please note that the Trust’s FOI email address is: 
[7][email address]

 

 

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