Primarily BINA formed to provide the much-needed voice for the nurses of Indian origin within the UK healthcare system. There are more than 24,000 nurses of Indian origin in NMC register (a second highest group of non-EEA representation), and the numbers continue to grow. Over 3000 nurses have joined the UK within the last 12 months. BINA ideally placed to understand the specific issues faced by our Indian nursing workforce across the country. Indian Nurses representation at Executive Board and senior-level is currently very low.
There are many health inequalities, which remain both workforce and patient services (access and service delivery). Newly arriving Indian nurses face many challenges, which add to anxiety and the pressure of arriving into a new country and settling into a new environment combined with the process of registration.
This pastoral support practice guide has been developed for BINA members to support the newly arriving Indian Nurses to UK. This guide will explain how BINA will be working collaboratively many stakeholders of NHSE/I, HEE, NHS employing organisations, Local faith groups, and culture based associations and overseas nurses.
This guidance is to be used in conjunction with the NHS Employers’ overseas recruitment toolkit. It reflects best practice principles in line with ethical recruitment current guidance and principles outlined by the bodies, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health Education England Global. The approach has been developed through BINA members’ engagement, Feedback received from NHS organisations, and referencing various good practice guidelines.Pastoral Support