Publication - Advice and guidance

Health and social care personnel - international recruitment: code of practice

This Code of Practice sets out the principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment and appointment of all international health and social care personnel in Scotland. This demonstrates Scotland’s commitment to ethical recruitment and protecting the healthcare systems of developing.

Health and social care personnel - international recruitment: code of practice
10. Annex C - Resources and Links

10. Annex C - Resources and Links

World Health Organisation publications

WHO Overview of global health workforce
Health workforce (who.int)

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (May 2010)
https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/nri-2021

User's Guide to the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (January 2011)
https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/user%E2%80%99s-guide-to-the-who-global-code-of-practice-on-the-international-recruitment-of-health-personnel

Report of the WHO Expert Advisory Group on the Relevance and Effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (May 2020)
https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA73/A73_9-en.pdf

Resources for Employers and Agencies

NHS Employers website
UK Code of Practice for international recruitment - NHS Employers

NHS Employers International Recruitment Toolkit
https://www.nhsemployers.org/publications/international-recruitment-toolkit

Application process for agencies (including online application form)
Agency list applications, removals and appeals - NHS Employers

NHS National Services Scotland
NSS Corporate | NHS National Services Scotland (nhsnss.org)

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme - mygov.scot


Contact

Email: healthworkforcehub@gov.scot