Case Study: Luton & Dunstable University Hospital 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:

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundations Trust found themselves with an ongoing requirement to meet Trust needs from a variety of recruitment avenues.

Campaign Plan

Instant Healthcare UK suggested to the Trust that they approach their recruitment with a blended approach of recruitment campaigns, including a face to face event in Singapore, several face to face campaigns in Italy and an ongoing Skype campaign for international nurses from across the globe.

We have been using Instant Healthcare UK for last few years and they have consistently provided us with good service … we always manage to resolve any issues with the help and support of Instant Healthcare UK.

The Results

Instant Healthcare UK have managed a number of recruitment campaigns for Luton and Dunstable from 2016.
The Trust visited Singapore in November 2016 and interviewed 161 nurses over four days. The trip was hosted, booked and managed by Instant Healthcare UK including the organisation of visas and venues and Instant Healthcare UK led the pre-screening and coordination of nurses for the events.
Of the 161 interviews, 142 nurses were offered posts across the named specialities. To date 62 candidates have passed the NMC language requirement and are continuing to arrive at the Trust.
The Trust also visited Italy for a number of face to face events, interviewing 110 candidates and offering 94. 58 candidates successfully started at the Trust, with 54 remaining in post to date.
Following a recommendation from Instant Healthcare UK, the Trust begin recruiting via Skype in May 2018 and opened recruitment to the global market. The Trust have completed 15 Skype events and have interviewed 188 candidates, offering 171 candidates. To date 69 candidates have started with 81 in the process of NMC registration and Visa application.
The average interview to offer ratio across all projects is 89%. To date, 140 candidates have started with the Trust, with a 97% retention rate since Jan 2017. Instant Healthcare UK continues to support the Trust with ongoing interviews, processing expertise and aftercare support.


Interviewed 161 nurses over four days

140 candidates have started with the Trust, with a 97% retention rate since Jan 2017

Of the 161 interviews, 142 nurses were offered posts

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