Independents affirm value of overseas staff

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

While the Independent Healthcare Association has welcomed the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report into the experiences of internationally recruited nurses (IRN) in the UK, it has stressed that the overwhelming majority of IRNs working in the independent sector find their work rewarding and worthwhile. IHA head of operational policy Sally Taber said the independent sector valued internationally recruited nurses to deliver the high quality of treatment and care it provides. “The sector also values the skills and experiences IRNs bring to the UK and has put in place several initiatives to ensure they receive the appropriate treatment and support,” Ms Taber said “To ensure that IRNs receive adequate adaptation and training on arrival in the UK, the IHA has worked closely with the Department of Health to publish the Å’Guide for the Provision of Adaptation for Nurses in the Independent and National Health Service Sectors¹ which has been adopted by all its members. In addition the IHA continues to work with all s

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