Breadcrumb Home Projects The NHS in a nutshell International recruitment in adult social care This content relates to the following topics: Workforce and skills General election 2019 Adult social care Part of The NHS in a nutshell Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Article information Posted:Wednesday 06 November 2019 The social care sector would struggle to function without its international workforce. Immigration policy, particularly after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, should be designed with the social care sector in mind. Find out more about social care in our Social care 360 reportFind out more the potential impact of Brexit on health and care in our Brexit explainerLearn more about international staff in the NHS in our nutshellOur position on adult social care funding and eligibilityThe social care system is failing the people who rely on it and urgently needs reform.Find out moreRelated contentLong readSocial care 360 This review outlines and analyses 20 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years. Using a variety of publicly-available data, it provides a uniquely rounded – ‘360 degree’ – view of the sector.Long readWhat’s your problem, social care? The eight key areas for reformDifferent people have different ideas about what’s ‘wrong’ with social care. This long read outlines the eight key issues and the options cited to tackle them. Evidence and consultationOur response to the Migration Advisory Committee consultation The King’s Fund response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on salary thresholds and a points-based system in immigration controls highlights two considerations that we believe should be taken into account for the health and social care sectors: the importance of the context provided by workforce projections and the need for policy decisions to be part of a much broader policy response to the workforce crisis in health and social care. You may also be interested in Blog Party conference season: the key announcements on health and social care As this year’s party conference season comes to a close, what have we learned about the main parties’ priorities for health and social care? Richard Murray weighs up the key commitments, from funding and the NHS workforce to social care reform. Press release The King's Fund responds to Labour’s pledge to boost health care funding Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, comments on Labour’s pledge to boost health care funding, Press release The King's Fund comments on the Conservative Party's announcement on GP appointments These new commitments are welcome but success will hinge on the ability to recruit and retain enough GPs and professionals such as physiotherapists and pharmacists, says Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King's Fund. Data visualisation International recruitment in the NHS 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.