International recruitment in the NHS

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  • Posted:Wednesday 06 November 2019

The NHS would not be able to function without its international workforce, who account for 1 in every 8 people who work in the health service. Increased ethical international recruitment will be vital to addressing the current NHS workforce crisis. 

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