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UHNM awarded NHS pastoral care quality award

University Hospitals of North Midlands has been awarded the NHS pastoral care quality award for international nurses and midwives.

The prestigious award recognises the commitment UHNM have made towards international recruitment and for providing high-quality pastoral care to internationally educated nurses and midwives during the recruitment processes and their employment. 

UHNM’s international nurse recruitment programme was launched in 2021 and has successfully recruited more than 300 nurses from across the world. Nurses have been employed at Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital.

Successful candidates are offered pastoral support by the corporate nursing team to every candidate in all aspects of their recruitment journey, including accommodation recommendations, OSCE exam support, training and development and a support network of staff that have arrived overseas themselves.

Stella Underwood, UHNM International Nurse Lead, said: “We are very proud to receive this award and to be recognised for the work we do for our international nurses and midwives. We always ensure our nurses and midwives feel supported and guided through every step of their journey with UHNM.”