NHS Professionals International recognised by Nursing Times

NHS Professionals International (NHSPI) is celebrating being nominated Best International Recruitment Experience Award at the highly respected Nursing Times Awards, held last night in London (17 November 2021).

Key to the award entry was the vibrant partnership between NHSPI and the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYBICS) which saw hundreds of international nurses arriving safely in the region during 2020/21 despite the challenges of the pandemic.

NHS Professionals Internationals’ Director, Hadrien Kieffer, said:

“I’m very pleased that our work with SYBICS was recognised by being made a finalist for this prestigious award.

“The past year has forced us all to think differently. I’m very proud of everyone in our international recruitment team who truly went above and beyond expectations, helping the international nurses to arrive and settle in as quickly and safely as possible.

“I look forward to continuing to work with our partners in SYBICS for many years to come!”

Ben Chico, Workforce Transformation Lead, SYBICS, said: 

“Through this partnership, we were able to take forward international recruitment at pace, working together via Chief Nurses to agree effective onboarding, training, and support. I’m so pleased that Nursing Times recognised this work through the award entry and the true spirit of collaboration that we brought to international staffing.”

Nicola McQueen, Chief Executive of NHS Professionals (NHSPI’s parent company) concluded:

“I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone in NHSPI and SYBICS for the outstanding approach to international recruitment which has caught the judges’ eyes. Despite the unparalleled circumstances, patient care at five different NHS Trusts is now being supported by our incredible international nurses. We should all celebrate being a finalist for this award and wish the partnership every success for the future.”

To find out more about the Nursing Times Awards and read about the winners, please visit their website: https://workforce.nursingtimes.net/2021-winners