Return on investment of overseas nurse recruitment: lessons for the NHS

Think tank: The Nuffield Trust

Author(s): Billy Palmer; Claudia Leone; John Appleby

October 4, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at the costs and benefits of recruiting nurses overseas.

The recruitment of nurses from overseas is vital for securing the staff we need in order to meet ambitious national goals to expand the workforce – but what are the costs and benefits? This major new research commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement explores the business case for overseas recruitment and looks at the factors that attract or deter nurses from choosing to work in the UK.