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We work through NHS Professionals (a recruitment agency and part of the NHS). If you are a UK Health Board please either contact us directly to discuss your needs or ask your procurement department to speak with NHS Professionals directly. A contact for your team would be Anthony Catlow (


All of our qualified nurses are from Zambia. All have been through a minimum of 3 years of training and are extremely keen to work. In Zambia right now there are 17,000 unemployed nurses. We only work with nurses who are newly qualified or who have been unemployed for over 6 months. We are trying to help them use their hard won skills so they can provide for themselves and their families. All Zambian nurses receive their training in English (their High School curriculum is also taught in English), and English is their national language. 

Our nurses will all need to convert their qualifications and register with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council.  This requires them to sit additional exams in the UK and to also pass an English test of a higher standard than the test required for a UK working visa. 

We recommend employing our nurses as Band 4 Clinical Support Workers in the first instance, giving them time to adjust to a new country and to prepare themselves for the NMC conversion.  Once they have gained their conversion, they can be employed as Band 5 nurses.

We are happy to discuss our pathway with you. 

We provide solutions in several types of employment relationships

Fill out the following form and one of our recruiters will contact you shortly to set up a meeting and advance with the process

  • Direct Placement into NHS Boards using a 3 year work visa.

What makes us different & where your money goes?

We seek to strengthen the Zambian Health system - here's how we do it:


Of the fee you pay NHS Professionals for each nurse, a percentage is paid to our agency.  We take a proportion of this fee sufficient to cover costs.  We then:

  • Pay a bonus to the nursing college who trained the nurse - strengthening their capabilities for the future.

  • Fund a scholarship program designed to recruit and train new Zambian nurses ensuring Zambia has all the nurses they need for the future. 

We work on an open books policy and will show you exactly where your fees go.

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