I Refugio Sep 17, 2019 3:01:24 PM 7 min read

Let's talk numbers and savings


Nursing recruitment is a numbers game. Numbers talk, and IANS has listened and created solutions. This article takes 5 minutes to read, and we guarantee that this 5 minutes will change your business. 

NUMBERSIn our previous article, we mentioned that care providers can pay up to £50/hr for an agency nurse (that's £22/hr per nurse, but an additional £28/hr for agency fee). That's a total of £100,000 a year just to cover a nurse for 40 hrs per week. Say that you've decided to take a leap and hire an overseas nurse. Good idea, right? Well, your average recruitment agency can take up to 6-12 months to turn an overseas candidate into a UK RGN, that's their average deployment time given that they outsource IELTS&CBT Training and Immigration support. Again, you're wasting £50,000-£100,000 in your long wait for your nurse to arrive. Not only that, who knows how long they'll take to pass OSCE?

Numbers talk, but we listened and found a solution.

Let us tell you the story of Emmanuel Sarkodie, a nurse from Ghana. He attended our nursing seminar in Ghana on 13 June 2019. On 14 June 2019, we arranged an interview for him in Country Court Care and 6 weeks later on 28 July 2019, he arrived in the UK. He started OSCE Training and induction the next day, and 3 weeks later, he took his OSCE. He became a UK RGN on 28 August 2019. 10 weeks after his initial interview, he passed OSCE. 

If you take an overseas nurse like Emmanuel from our network, you'd only have a 10 week wait before you'd start saving thousands in agency costs. 10 weeks with IANS, 6-12 months with another agency. You'll spend £20,000 on an agency nurse for the 10 week wait with IANS, but what's that compared to £50,000 - £100,000 spent on waiting for your overseas nurse from another agency? So why would you choose another agency? Sark

Have you found value in the 5 minutes you've spent reading this article? Well, for five minutes more, you can help solve the nursing crisis! We're conducting a survey to gather data on agency spend and nursing vacancy patterns of UK-Based nursing homes. If you're an owner or manager of a UK-Based nursing home, then give us 5 minutes of your time and tell us about your nursing vacancies. In return, we'll provide you with ONE FREE NURSE WITH ZERO RECRUITMENT FEE* that you can interview during our OPEN DAY RECRUITMENT SEMINAR on Monday 30 September 2019 at the Mandolay Hotel in Guildford


All the information we currently have on nursing agency spend and retention are mostly NHS, so we need this data to figure out how we can better assist you! 

We are running another event and inviting you to come and start your journey of eliminating your agency spend


Hurry! Seats are filling up. Don't miss your chance to solve your staff shortage problems. Get in touch now!

*Must have a valid sponsor license and must attend our 30 September 2019 Guildford event