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International recruitment of health and social care personnel: Scottish Code of Practice - August 2022 (revised)

Update to the Scottish Code of Practice for the international recruitment of health and social care which ensure that all international recruitment undertaken in Scotland is ethical.


11. Annex D- Professional Regulator contact details and links to further guidance

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Telephone:

- General enquiries and fitness to practise: +44 0207 637 7181

- Registration enquiries: +44 0207 333 9333

- International enquiries: +44 0207 333 6600

E-mail: overseas.enquiries@nmc-uk.org

Information about registering with NMC: Joining the register - The Nursing and Midwifery Council (nmc.org.uk)

Information for employers: Nurses, midwives and nursing associates trained abroad - The Nursing and Midwifery Council (nmc.org.uk)

General Medical Council (GMC)

Telephone: +44 0161 923 6602

Email: gmc@gmc-uk.org (all enquiries)

Information about registering with GMC: Join the register - GMC (gmc-uk.org)

Information to help employers understand their obligations around employing and contracting with doctors. Employing a doctor - information for employers, medical schools and colleges - GMC (gmc-uk.org)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Telephone: 0300 500 6184

Outside of the UK: +44 0207 582 5460

E-mail: registration@hcpc-uk.org (registration enquiries)

Information about registering with HCPC: How to apply | (hcpc-uk.org)

General Dental Council (GDC)

Telephone: +44 0207 167 6000

Online: Get in touch (gdc-uk.org)

Information about registering with GDC: How to join the register (gdc-uk.org)

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Telephone: +44 0203 713 8000

E-mail: info@pharmacyregulation.org (all enquiries)

Online: Contact us | General Pharmaceutical Council (pharmacyregulation.org)

Information about registering with GPhC: Registration | General Pharmaceutical Council (pharmacyregulation.org)

General Optical Council (GOC)

Telephone: +44 0207 580 3898

E-mail:

goc@optical.org (general enquiries)

registration@optical.org (registration enquiries)

Information about registering with GOC: Register from overseas |

General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

Telephone: +44 0207 713 5155

E-mail: enquiries@gcc-uk.org (general enquiries)

registrations@gcc-uk.org (registration enquiries)

Information about registering with GCC: Join the Register | GCC (gcc-uk.org)

General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

Telephone: +44 0207 357 6655

E-mail: info@osteopathy.org.uk (general enquiries)

assessment@osteopathy.org.uk (international registration enquiries)

Information about registering with GoSC: How to register with the GOsC - General Osteopathic Council (osteopathy.org.uk)

Nurses and midwifes

The Royal College of Nurses guide provides information for international nurses coming to the UK for the first time and for those already working here

NHS Employers provides a collection of national resources and guidance to support international nurses

NHS Employers provides information on the process for entering the UK for overseas nurses and midwives

Contact | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)

Doctors and dentists

The British Medical Association guide provides information for international medical graduates or students and on the process for getting a job in the UK.

BMA - International doctors

NHS Employers provides information on the recruitment of overseas doctors and dentists Recruitment of overseas doctors and dentists | NHS Employers

The National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Dental Education (NACPDE) hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons, provides information for overseas qualified dentists

Dentists from Europe and Overseas (NACPDE) — Royal College of Surgeons (rcseng.ac.uk)

Allied health professionals

NHS Employers provides information on the recruitment of overseas allied health professionals Recruitment of overseas allied health professionals | NHS Employers

Social care

Skills for Care host information and guidance supporting providers across adult social care to recruit from overseas ethically.

Home - Skills for Care

Resources

World Health Organization 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/migration-code

User's Guide to the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (January 2011)

https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/70525

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

NHS-International-recruitment-toolkit-200120.pdf (nhsemployers.org)

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: sharon.wilson@gov.scot

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