The badge explains that while staff are experienced they are “new to the area”.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has introduced new badges to help empower overseas nurses new to working in the UK.
The bright yellow badge explains that while staff are experienced they are “new to the area”.
A recent recruitment drive by the Trust has attracted around 50 new nurses from the Philippines with cohorts arriving in January, March, June and July this year.
It comes amid a pre-election promise by the Conservative Party for 50,000 additional nurses by 2025.
Similar schemes can be seen for Newly Registered Nurses.
An unfamiliar environment.
A spokesperson for GOSH said the badges were not to do with nurses being accepted but instead recognising that staff are working in an “unfamiliar” environment.
They said; “It was to help signal that these are highly skilled individuals but they are new to the country and are working in an unfamiliar environment.
“We also want the badges to start conversations between the new nurses and other staff.”
GOSH’s lead nurse for the nursing workforce Jordan Benstead said: “We’ve been working hard to listen to their experiences and help our international nurses feel welcomed and part of the team.
Addin that the badges had received “great feedback from everyone who has heard about them” including new overseas nurses.