WINNER: Innovation in International Recruitment: NHS Professionals International And Pan Mersey

To address the shortage of nurses and adult mental health/specialist nurses across Merseyside during covid and beyond, NHSP International (NHSPI) worked in partnership with the Pan Mersey group to form a collaboration of 11 trusts to pool resources and achieve a challenging recruitment goal.

NHSPI were able to achieve an exceptional outcome, exceeding expectations and delivering all candidates required. Results included: the successful recruitment of over 1,000 international healthcare professionals, supporting the set up of three dedicated, in-house OSCE training hubs and an innovative, bespoke, pastoral offering. This resulted in a cost-effective recruitment model which delivered a 98 per cent retention rate.

The judges deemed this project to be best practice in pastoral care support and said it demonstrates effective use of data to improve processes using a continuous improvement methodology to review their approach and improve practices.

Highly commended:

  • Always By Your Side: Building A Staff Bank Partnership on Expertise, Trust and Service Excellence: Bank Partners and Barts Health Trust


  • Partnership To Co-Create High Volume Staffing Solution For NHS 111 Services: DHU Healthcare C.I.C And Mprove
  • Transforming The Delivery Of Endoscopy Services In North Cumbria: Remedy Healthcare Solutions And North Cumbria Integrated Care FT
  • Temporary Staffing Managed Service For Westbrook House Stroke Rehabilitation Unit: TFS Healthcare And Kent Community Health FT

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed