The initial requirements given to HCL by the Trust was for 80 Band 5 nurses from within the EU, EEA and the Philippines, with the view to extend this with successful recruitment and in line with any changes in the market
HCL suggested to the Trust that they approach their recruitment with a blended approach of pin ready / OSCE ready nurses via regular Skype interviews.
Basildon was actively working with the International Placement Team and the International Projects Team within HCL Permanent to fufil their recruitment needs. To date they have had 142 starters all of whom have already passed their OSCE and received their PIN, with a further 142 due to start in 2020.
The nurses who are due to start, 4 nurses are NMC pinned, 51 have their Decision Letters, 37 are in the NMC Assessment Queue / Registration application, 34 are collect their NMC documents and 16 are in process of taking their CBT.