Why use Healthperm to recruit?

Healthperm is one of the fastest growing Healthcare recruitment agencies within the UK

This publicly listed Company specializes in supporting UK NHS Trusts, private hospitals, nursing homes and pharmaceutical companies to build a stable and sustainable permanent healthcare workforce.

Our Mission is to become the largest provider of Healthcare specialists from the Philippines and other countries to both the UK, Ireland and the Middle East Healthcare sector placing overseas nurses, doctors and AHP’s with quality employers. We also undertake specific recruitment assignments for Healthcare staff already within UK and Ireland.

The scope of our activity extends to candidates across all areas including surgical & medical wards, theatres, critical care, A&E, oncology, pediatrics, outpatients, radiography/imaging, radiology, fertility, midwifery, clinical practice development.

We have highly skilled candidates

Our large pool of overseas candidates are supplied fully qualified to work in the UK or Ireland, with IELTS/OET and CBT qualifications. Support is given to all candidates during the OSCE process and our pass rate is an unsurpassed 100%. You can be confident that you’re hiring quality staff who are able to integrate within clinical teams to rapidly offer patient care.

Ethical recruitment

At Healthperm, we follow a truly ethical approach to overseas recruitment. Our decision to focus our activities on sourcing quality candidates from the Philippines and other selected geographies is taken because we know there is a sustainable supply of quality staff and their recruitment to overseas posts will not cause a problem for the local healthcare system. This ethical approach fits with the Values of many UK Trusts. We do not charge our candidates for applications, placements or our services.

Full relocation support for your new staff

We give our candidates full support to help complete their relocation steps to start work with you as fast as possible. This is why our success rate during the deployment process is exceptional and our OSCE pass rate is the highest in the industry. The service we provide is reflected in our candidate satisfaction score of 92% for our service.

96% of our staff deployed in UK/ Ireland are still in post at the /trusts to which they were appointed after 18 months

Employer's Frequently Asked Questions

What nationality are the nurses?

We source candidates mainly from the Philippines as we know there is a sustainable supply of healthcare workers wishing to relocate abroad. We do however also deploy candidates from other parts of the world who have applied to us including India, the Caribbean etc. We constantly seek to resource nurses from other geographies ensuring compliance with NMC guidelines and principles of ethical recruitment.


How long will the process take from start to finish?

The process of deployment and therefore the time it takes varies. Our average deployment time in over the last 18 months was 243 days from the day of job acceptance.


What qualifications do the nurses have?

Our nurses are highly qualified, have a degree in nursing, have passed either the Academic IELTS test with a band score of 7.0 or the OET at grade B, and have at least 1 years’ experience in a hospital setting. Also, some nurses are offered for interview having already passed the CBT exam, which allows for faster deployment.


What is a simple step by step guide from start to finish?

Job Order > Recruitment > Screening > Short listing > Interviews > Job Offer > Education & Registration > Deployment > Starting Work. We are able to support hospitals who have taken the decision to undertake international recruitment for the first time and can supply references from our clients who have done this with us.


What is a Job Order?

It is a document needed by the Philippine government to allow the deployment of Filipino nurses to the UK. It contains the number and type of nurses required, including the package. This is registered with the Philippines Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).


Who helps the nurse arrive in the UK?

Healthperm supports the candidate from the application stage irrespective of where they are currently based right through to starting work in the UK – one seamless process. On arrival we transfer nurses to their new accommodation and facilitate their initial orientation. We stay in contact with our candidates for the first few months supporting them in settling in to their new roles and particularly during the period where they are studying for their OSCE exams.


What happens if the candidate arrives and is not happy or up to standard?

If the candidate is not performing or wants to leave for whatever reason, Healthperm will offer a free replacement within the 1st month. We will work with the candidate to understand the issues and will only support any redeployment after agreement with the Employer.


Who chooses the candidates for short listing?

All of our recruiters are medically trained themselves, they know how health services work which is why we can find the right candidates for the right roles.


Where are interview conducted?

Healthperm offers the option of either conducting interviews via skype (either on-site at the hospital or off-site at a convenient location) or in person in either the Philippines, India or the UAE if a large recruitment campaign is desired. Healthperm would contribute to the cost of such a trip.


What is the structure of the interview?

Healthperm works to the employer’s specification. Most interviews are usually 10-15 mins and may be accompanied by a test. We will schedule a whole day of interviews with a 30 minute lunch break. The candidate is contacted 4 hrs prior to make sure there are no scheduling/technical issues. The team in the Philippines maintain sms/skype contact with the Healthperm coordinator in the UK to ensure smooth running.


How many nurses can you provide a month?

We work with the relevant facility to establish requirements taking consideration of the whole deployment process including availability of local licenses, ability to deploy numbers within the hospital, scheduling of on-boarding training etc. We seek to ensure all elements are scheduled to ensure a smooth process. We have experience of delivering Job Orders for ranging from single appointments to hundreds of nurses for single employers.

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