At Yeovil Hospital we are recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking NHS Trusts in the country.  Like many Trusts in 2017 we needed to look at a different way of filling our nursing vacancies and embarked on an overseas programme of recruitment. The success of this programme can not only be measured by the 0 vacancy rate across our wards, an average saving of £200K per month on nursing agency spend but also by the amazing feedback on the calibre of nurses that joined our Yeovil Hospital Family.

As a result of our own successes we have built a recruitment service that has supported over 1000 nurses on their journey to the UK within the last 18 months. As a team the support does not stop there as we also boast one of the highest 1st time OSCE pass rates across the UK with a dedicated team of trainers supporting both our own candidates and external candidates from as far away as Scotland.

As a Trust supporting other Trusts we truly understand the barriers to Overseas Recruitment and have built a team that share our passion to make a difference. We spend time understanding the individual needs of the Trusts that we work with and the needs of our candidates. Our programme of recruitment has been built on face to face interviews ensuring candidates receive the best possible experience and are engaged from the beginning of their journey.  

Key Service Features

  • Compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) code of practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
  • Full support for candidates from the point of interview to their arrival to the UK (to include English Test, CBT, NMC and Visa support)
  • Comprehensive pre-employment checks, compliant with NHS Employers standards and local legislation
  • Monthly detailed information on candidate progression produced and shared with partnership organisations

Contact Us

If you are a Trust that is struggling to fill your nursing vacancies and that has tried different methods of recruitment that are not delivering results quick enough, then we would love to tell you more about the exciting work that we undertake here at Yeovil Hospital

Trish Spruce – Head of UK and Overseas Recruitment
Mobile: 07775 702717
Email:
Patricia.spruce@ydh.nhs.uk

Helen Stobbs – Overseas Recruitment Operations Manager
Mobile: 07827 281323
Email:
Helen.stobbs@ydh.nhs.uk

Anna Cannon – Clinical Lead Overseas Nurse Recruitment
Mobile: 07717 547795
Email:
Anna.cannon@ydh.nhs.uk