Case Study: Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Permanent Staffing

The Borough was looking to recruit experienced social workers to the remaining vacancies in their Assessment, Intervention and Looked after Children’s teams

The Challenge:

The initial requirements given to Instant Healthcare UK by the Trust was for 80 Band 5 nurses from within the EU, EEA and the Philippines, with the view to extend this with successful recruitment and in line with any changes in the market

Campaign Plan

Instant Healthcare UK suggested to the Trust that they approach their recruitment with a blended approach of pin ready / OSCE ready nurses via regular Skype interviews.

The Results

Basildon was actively working with the International Placement Team and the International Projects Team within Instant Healthcare UK Permanent to fufil their recruitment needs. To date they have had 142 starters all of whom have already passed their OSCE and received their PIN, with a further 142 due to start in 2020.
The nurses who are due to start, 4 nurses are NMC pinned, 51 have their Decision Letters, 37 are in the NMC Assessment Queue / Registration application, 34 are collect their NMC documents and 16 are in process of taking their CBT.


Initial requirement 80

142 starters passed their OSCE and are due to start at the Trust in 2020

Sites covered: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust