News Health: The MOU will enable the managed recruitment of Nepalese healthcare workers to a single NHS trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It has been signed on the basis that the active recruitment of health and care workers from Nepal will begin with an initial pilot phase lasting approximately 15 months.
This is the first health worker recruitment agreement signed with a country on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards List 2020. Therefore, it is important to ensure the MOU helps manage health worker migration and is beneficial to the health worker and Nepal, as well as the NHS.
Nepal is currently on the red list of countries according to the Code of Practice. The Code of Practice for the ethical international recruitment of health and social care personnel bans active recruitment from countries with the greatest workforce shortages unless there is a government-to-government agreement in place.
What does this mean for other employers and organisations on the Ethical Recruiters List?