Category: My Healthcare Recruit Blog

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The Northwick Revisited

It was early evening on Wednesday 4th March when a man arrived at Northwick Park Hospital in west London. He was the very first patient in the UK to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19. From that moment on, everything changed. Here at My Healthcare Recruit we thought we’d take some time to reflect on...

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OSCE Tips from an OSCE Expert

Passing the OSCE test isn’t easy but it’s essential if you want a career in nursing. We discussed this with the OSCE training specialist Helen Romnes who runs My Nurses Life – a specialist OSCE training service for international nurses. What is the best tip you would give to nurses preparing for the OSCE? Start...

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September News Round-Up

In the last newsletter from My Healthcare Recruit we took the opportunity to round up the relevant industry news, mainly because we thought it would make it easier for you. So in an effort to once again, ‘do some heavy lifting’ on your behalf we thought we’d do the same again … in fact we...

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NMC changes to English Language Validity

Back in October, the NMC made changes to their process and on the whole those changes were welcomed by the healthcare sector and indeed by ourselves here at My Healthcare Recruit. Those changes were designed to speed up the process, making it easier to recruit professional healthcare workers and they were generally well received by...

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Rankin’s NHS Stars

In recent months we’ve seen many wonderful random acts of kindness towards NHS staff whether that’s been priority access at shops, free coffee from Pret, free pizza from Franco Manca or just the wonderful weekly clapping and appreciation from the general public … it’s all proved to be welcome support. However, one of our favourite...

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How will the new normal look?

Without doubt, a lot of things will change as and when we come out of this difficult lockdown situation. The way we shop, the way we travel and even the way we interact with other people and no one can predict whether those changes will be for the better or for the worse. However, changes...

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A big piece of the jigsaw

On his discharge from hospital, the Prime Minister made an effort to thank Jenny McGee and Luis Pitarma, two of the nurses that looked after him while he was in ICU at St Thomas’. What made this situation additionally interesting to us at My Healthcare Recruit was that neither nurse was born here in the...

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Meet the Nurses: Have attitudes changed?

We spoke to Hazel Santiago who is one of our candidates working as a frontline nurse at one of our Southern NHS Trusts. Hazel is originally from the Philippines and has been working here since last year. Here we get a sense of what has changed since the pandemic started:   How has work changed...

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What is the impact of Covid19 on International Healthcare visas?

We asked Bee Rudki of Nathanson Partnership Immigration Services, specialising in Immigration law, about how Covid19 is impacting the visa application process currently and potential changes on the horizon. Who makes the decisions regarding the Visa process? Ultimately the decision lies with the Home Office, however, the Home Affairs Committee has published a call for...