Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Overseas Recruitment


Are you looking at this page from overseas and are interested in joining the world renowned NHS. Then why not join Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, recently voted as one of the top 100 NHS organisations to work for.


Warrington and Halton in the North West of England – a great place to work

Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, a forward thinking, innovative NHS hospital with a strategy to create tomorrow's healthcare today. Aiming to be the most clinically and financially successful integrated health care provider in our part of the region, we are looking to the international workforce to assist us in achieving this.

Evidence of this strategy in action is the recently transformed physical environment of an existing acute medical ward to incorporate dementia friendly features - The Forget Me Not Unit. Following a recent visit by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt he declared:

“This is one of the best examples I have seen in the whole country, you can see in the detailed thinking they have assessed everything that someone who has dementia needs.”

This development has quickly become both the catalyst and focus for mobilising staff across the whole of the organisation something we believe any enthusiastic, forward thinking and ambitious healthcare professional would dream to be a part of. You don't have to just trust our word, please Click Here to see what our staff say about Warrington and Halton as a place to work on our You Tube channel.


International recruitment

International recruitment of health professionals has grown rapidly in recent years and traditionally has been the entry point for many workers, who are attracted to the range of career opportunities and educational resources the NHS offers. Without overseas workers like you the NHS would be unable to function effectively.

At Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust we recognise that international recruitment requires a strong support and development infrastructure for both the staff coming from overseas and the existing staff.

Overseas staff come from a wide range of countries, some of which are significantly different from the UK in terms of culture, professional education and health systems organisation. Providing support for effective teamwork from an interdisciplinary, international and cross-cultural group of health professionals will be a critical success factor for the NHS in Warrington and Halton.

We understand the challenge to develop effective strategies to support and integrate staff from overseas within the NHS.

International recruitment has moved from being a ‘quick fix’ to becoming a critical and integral part of the overall approach to meeting our staffing targets. Recruiting from overseas is therefore fast becoming the most viable option available to fill vacancies in healthcare professions that historically suffer from a skills shortage in the UK. Through international recruitment, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust are tackling the difficulties of recruiting to certain posts and reducing costs.

Before looking to recruit from overseas, we have always sought to fill vacancies from the resident labour market. To fill a vacancy for a doctor or consultant where there is no appointable UK or EEA applicant, we are making these positions available to the international market.

We have successfully recruited highly skilled medical specialists from overseas who are realising not only the benefits from working in the NHS but also what a fantastic place Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust is as a place to work.

If you’re an overseas candidate interested in working within the Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, please review our current vacancies, or contact us at international.recruitment@whh.nhs.uk and we’ll do our upmost to respond to any queries you may have – currently we can only apply for VISA’s for doctors or nursing staff.

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