FOI 7922 - Repayment fees for internationally recruited nurses

Date: 22 March 2023 to 22 March 2026

1) Does your trust’s employment contract for international nurse recruits contain a repayment clause which requires the nurse to pay monies to the trust in order to be released from its employment within a certain time frame? 

2) If so:

  1. What is the time frame from the start of the employment contract date that the repayment clause remains valid? 
  2. What is the trust’s repayment fee amount for internationally-recruited nurses in 2023? 
  3. What was the repayment fee amount in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022? [Please specify what this changed from/to in any of these years] 
  4. How many internationally-recruited nurses have left the trust and had to pay repayment fees over the last five years?
  • Request ID:
    FOI 7922
  • Category:
    Trust - Financial Income
  • Response:

    March 2023

    1) Does your trust’s employment contract for international nurse recruits contain a repayment clause which requires the nurse to pay monies to the trust in order to be released from its employment within a certain time frame? Yes – in offer letter 

    2) If so:

    1. What is the time frame from the start of the employment contract date that the repayment clause remains valid? 2 years
    2. What is the trust’s repayment fee amount for internationally-recruited nurses in 2023? 1/24th of the total fees paid by the Trust for each full calendar month left before the 24 months (up to max total of £3542)
    3. What was the repayment fee amount in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022? [Please specify what this changed from/to in any of these years] Data not recorded.
    4. How many internationally-recruited nurses have left the trust and had to pay repayment fees over the last five years? Data not recorded.