Recruiter gets seat at NHS workforce planning top table

Remedium Partners, the leading recruiter of overseas doctors to the NHS, has been invited to join NHS Employers to lead their work on overseas recruitment.

Working alongside key NHS organisations, including Health Education England, Remedium will be examining how the NHS can overcome some long-standing workforce supply issues.

In addition to developing sustainable and ethical ways of recruiting doctors from overseas, Remedium will be working on attracting UK talent to the NHS and retaining existing staff by improving staff experience.

This is particularly important as increasing numbers of NHS-training medical staff choose to work overseas, with the Australian health service proving a particular draw for newly qualified doctors.

NHS Employers Chief Executive Danny Mortimer said: ‘Remedium brings huge expertise in international recruitment, and as we face changes to immigration rules and changes to the UK’s relationship with the European Union we need new thinking on long-term recruitment both at home and overseas.’

Remedium Partners co-founder and director Philip Braham said: ‘Our work with NHS employers to train, recruit and retain the right staff should also contribute to attempts to reduce the reliance and spend on agency staff. We’re delighted to be able to make a contribution to one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare delivery.’