International Recruitment

Guidance and support surrounding the recruitment of radiographers from international countries

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Supporting international recruitment 

There is need for significant growth in the Allied Health Professions (AHP) workforce to meet the needs of the individuals who use our services. The 14 AHPs form the 3rd largest clinical workforce in the National Health Service (NHS), working across all healthcare settings including social care, education, and housing services.  

The new for growth is reflected in many of the UK healthcare strategic plans including the NHS Long term plan and the ‘We Are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21’. 

Therefore a considered approach to ethical international recruitment is a vital component of growing this workforce which includes the international recruitment of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers.

The Society of Radiographers is here to support those seeking to work in the UK as well as those seeking to recruit from international countries. 

Principles & Standards

Looking for guidance on international recruitment? The Principles & standards guidance below was published by the CSP, RCM, and SoR to inform and guide employers, managers and professional members.

Supporting International Recruitment - Principles & Standards

International Recruitment News

  • New Guidance Document: Supporting International Recruitment - Principles & Standards

    This guidance has been produced in partnership by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), and the Society of Radiographers (SoR), with support from their trade union and professional body networks and equality groups.

    These standards are intended to inform and guide employers, managers and professional members. This guidance covers the principles and standards expected when international recruitment into the UK’s health and social care sector is being undertaken in the NHS and Independent Sector. Topics covered include: 

    • Advertising for international recruits
    • Interviewing and appointment, including offering contracts and support with Visa applications
    • Moving to the UK
    • Induction in the workplace, including professional induction and support
    • Professional development and on-going personal and professional support for the healthcare professional and any dependents.

    Read the guidance doc here: Supporting International Recruitment - Principles & Standards | SoR

  • NHS England Community Diagnostic Centre International Recruitment Webinar

    In June 2023, a webinar was conducted on the recruitment of Diagnostic Radiographers for Community Diagnostic Centres in England. The purpose of the webinar was to provide an introduction to the program and discuss plans for training a skilled workforce to meet the increased demand for CDC services.

    The recording of the webinar can be found on YouTube using the following link:

    Frequently asked questions from the session will be available soon.

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