A bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday on sending medical personnel from Nepal to the United Kingdom.
Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Ek Narayan Aryal and British Ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt signed the MoU on behalf of their respective governments amidst a programme organized at the Ministry on Monday. As per the MoU, the medical human resources of Nepal will get employment opportunities in the UK. The nurses going to the UK for employment need not pay
any fees and they can work there for five years.
This MoU sets out the framework under which healthcare workers will be recruited to the UK. The MoU is signed on the basis that the active recruitment of health and care workers from Nepal to the UK will begin with an initial pilot phase lasting approximately 15 months. During the pilot recruitment activities will be limited to Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its partners.
After this pilot programme further government-to-government discussions will be held on widening recruitment to other UK employers, and agencies, and include other types of health workers.