News from CapitalNurse International Recruitment 

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West London NHS Trust Win Best International Recruitment Experience Award

Congratulations to West London NHS Trust who have won the Nursing Times Award 2021 for their mental health overseas nursing integration programme, a 12 week pastoral programme to support internationally recruited mental health nurses integrate into their role as a NMC registered nurse. Roll out of the programme has been supported by CapitalNurse to all of its mental health trusts, so any overseas mental health nurses recruited through the Consortium will also be offered this programme.

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A First Class Video!

The CapitalNurse International Recruitment team are proud to announce the release of a new video promoting the role of Community Nursing in London and aims to inspire other overseas nurses to make the same journey.
A Day in the Life of an Internationally Recruited Community Nurse in London explores the journey and role of Emjee Nool, an overseas trained Community Nurse in London. The video recounts the journey she has taken moving from the Philippines to London and becoming an experienced member of staff. It shows some of the main duties of her job and how she has successfully developed her career, whilst also providing a flavour of what it’s like to live and work in England’s capital city.

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Mental Health Nursing OSCE Preparation Programme

This is a preparation programme for Mental Health nurses trained overseas who seek to register with the NMC as Mental Health nurses in the UK.

The 10 day programme is split between one week delivered remotely that covers essential theory and underpinning knowledge.

Plus a one week face to face practical in a central London location which covers:

  • Overview of testing process at OSCE centres
  • Essential theory and skills to including 5 days of practice
  • Mock assessments and feedback

The programme runs during the first 2 weeks of each month at a central London location and costs £750.

Email Jane Canavan for more details.

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Welcome to New Overseas Nurses for LNWH

Congratulations to the latest intake of internationally recruited nurses on their first day with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

The nurses, joining via the CapitalNurse International Recruitment Consortium, were pictured as they begin their NHS careers on the first day of their onboarding program.

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Minister Praises Nurse Refugee Project

The Minister of State for Health, the Rt Hon Edward Argar, congratulated graduates at an event to celebrate a NHS Refugee Nurse Support initiative.

The project helps refugees who are qualified as nurses in their home country to resume their nursing careers in the NHS in England. It’s being delivered by NHS England & NHS Improvement in partnership with DHSC, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), RefuAid & Talent Beyond Boundaries, and supported by CapitalNurse.

At an event hosted by LJMU Mr Argar said via video link that he had heard a little about the graduates’ stories and was humbled by their resilience and determination: “I’m delighted to welcome you to the UK and to the National Health Service.”

Explore the links below to find out what else is new at CapitalNurse:

Want to be a nurse in London?  Watch our webinar to learn the skills needed to succeed at your CapitalNurse interview.

To help you discover more about nursing in London we’ve collated a range of resources for you to review.

Interviewing overseas candidates through CapitalNurse? This CapitalNurse Webinar Recording will give you the lowdown on the process.

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