The Home Office is seeking a piece of research around the following issue:
The labour market for nurses in the UK and its relationship to the demand for, and supply of, foreign-born nurses in the NHS On 15 October 2015 the Home Secretary temporarily added nurses from outside the EEA to the Shortage Occupation List under Tier 2 of the immigration system, pending a full review by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), due to report in February 2016. In the immediate term the findings from this work will contribute to the evidence base used by the MAC in its current review to determine the case for including nurses on the SOL. In addition to this the research will ideally provide a better picture of the overall nursing recruitment issues faced by the NHS and as such help direct future recruitment policy.
Deadline for proposals: 6 November
Funding available: £25,000