Overseas Recruits at UHNM, National Number Confidence Week
Written by Hitmix Local News on 6 November 2023
Patients at University Hospitals of North Midlands are set to benefit from the latest recruitment of overseas nurses taking the total amount of overseas recruits to over 300 since the international nurse recruitment programme was launched in 2021.
30 international nurses from India and Botswana joined the Trust on 23 October, and will support a wide range of wards and departments at both Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.
They will have a four-week induction period with the corporate nursing team where they will be supported with opening a bank account, registering with a GP practice and also given pastoral support to ensure an easy transition to living in the UK and working at UHNM.
The project is due to conclude by December and by then it is expected that the Trust will have recruited 352 international nurses.
This week is National Number Confidence Week and to celebrate Stoke on Trent College, in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, is encouraging parents across the city to access free numeracy courses and support. Stoke by Numbers is part of the government’s national programme, Multiply, which will help adults across Stoke-on-Trent improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life. Whilst the programme is open to all eligible adults across the city, this specific campaign focuses on the benefits number confidence can give parents – from supporting children with their learning and managing household finances, to boosting job prospects.Lisa Capper MBE, Principal and CEO of Stoke on Trent College who are leading on the programme commented “We know that, across our City, parents are working incredibly hard to raise children, in busy households, whilst working at the same time and sometimes it can be challenging to find time to improve their own skills to help them progress in work but also to help their children with homework and reading, writing and numeracy. We are offering these free programmes and courses to support parents who want to help their children and help themselves.”
Sam Sims, Chief Executive of National Numeracy said: “Numbers are everywhere in our daily lives, and feeling confident to use them can be a game-changer. It can mean being able to spot a genuine bargain at the shops, apply for a new job, or help your kids with their homework. Feeling confident with numbers makes it easier to build number skills. And building number skills helps us make good decisions in life, at home and at work. That’s why our Number Confidence Week campaign is all about taking that first step…building confidence. This November we have heaps of free, fun and useful resources, tips and advice on our website, please join us!”
To learn more about Stoke by Numbers, the free support in place and to find a learning location near you, visit stokebynumbers.co.uk