NHS Employers and HOSPEEM to speak on Ethical international recruitment of skilled workers in the healthcare sector
On 21 April 2021, HOSPEEM’s UK member, together with the UK Department of Health and Social Care, the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will speak on Ethical international recruitment of skilled workers in the healthcare sector online seminar series hosted by the German institute EBB Bildung.
Like many other countries worldwide, Germany is affected by a shortage of skilled labour, especially in the healthcare sector. As a result, healthcare facilities, employers, and agencies aim to close the skills gap by recruiting international skilled workers, mostly from lower-income countries. Simultaneously, the outflow of skilled workers impacts the economies of these countries of origin with already fragile health systems. Regardless of the disparities that arisen, health worker migration has increased over the past decades. How could these inequalities be addressed, knowing that migrants belong to the most vulnerable groups on the job market, especially in the healthcare sector? Which instruments are needed to guarantee sustainable and ethical recruitment practices from abroad and equal rights and ethical treatment of skilled workers in their new workplace?
To address these challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel in 2010.
How a Global Code finds implementation on the European, national, local level and then workplace level will focus on the IQ online-seminar. Altogether, the IQ online-seminar will allow attendees to understand how several international ethical recruitment codes are implemented on different policy levels. Finally, as a practical example, King’s College Hospital London will present their international recruitment practices.
- Ibadat Dhillon, Technical Officer, Human Resources for Health Unit, WHO, Geneva
- Simone Mohrs, Policy Officer, European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association, Brussels on the EPSU-HOSPEEM Code of Conduct on Ethical Cross-Border Recruitment and Retention
- Sarah Cliff, Policy Manager, UK Department of Health and Social Care, London/Leeds on the update to the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England
- Adele Bunch, Programme Lead, NHS Employers, London/Leeds on the managing of the list of commercial recruitment agencies
- Peter Absalom, Associate Director of Workforce Operations, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Please register via mail by 16 April 2021 at firstname.lastname@example.org.