The Queen’s Nursing Institute is working with NHS England to support the recruitment of Internationally Educated Nurses to community services providers.

A key aim of the project is to understand the barriers and enablers to the international recruitment of Registered Nurses to community provider organisations. This work supports the organisations participating in the NHS International Recruitment pilot scheme.

On the website, we share case Studies by employers recruiting international nurses to work in community settings, lessons learned and an exploration of what has worked well in order to replicate, spread and share the learning. The QNI is also working with NHS Employers to develop examples specific to the needs of community service providers. We also share information for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who are moving to England.

Research and Data

Facts and figures about international recruitment in nursing from The Health Foundation:

NHS overseas recruitment report from the Nuffield Trust (2021):


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