“The United Kingdom has revised its policy on the recruitment of health workers from overseas.
The code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, recently updated, has Ghana,Nigeria and 52 others returned to the red list countries, which means, “no active recruitment is permitted”.
In simple terms, employers, recruitment organisations, agencies, collaborations, and contracting bodies must check the red country list for updates before any recruitment drive. (The countries placed on the UK’s red list of ‘No active recruitment’ are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia.
Other countries are Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Republic of Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.)”
All the UK is saying is that no UK health and Social Care employer should contract any agency or bodies to market such employment opportuinities in the health and care sector. In short Ghana, Nigeria and many developing countries on the list are already struggling with health workers therefore active recruitment will seek to encourage a lot of migration to the UK which will in turn threaten the achievement of their nation’s health and social care goals.
In view of the above individuals can still apply for health care opportunities directly and they will not be seen as breaking any laws. We at DIIET Global are committed to making sure that we provide our clients with the right consultation and guidance in order to enjoy peace of mind with your migration plans.