20 years of supporting
refugee and asylum seeker doctors, nurses and allied health professionals into NHS employment.
Regaining professional identity & supporting NHS workforce recruitment
REACHE (Refugee and Asylum Seekers Centre for Healthcare Professionals Education) established in 2003, has been supporting Refugee and Asylum-seeking Healthcare Professionals (RHPs) to register their qualifications in the UK. We have an education centre based at Salford Royal Hospital, part of the Northern Care Alliance Foundation and are supported by NHS England and the University of Manchester.
REACHE works closely with national and local organisations including the GMC, NMC, BMA and Manchester and Salford City Council.
The centre and its activities are funded by NHS England.
With respect and
compassion, we use a holistic approach to provide the highest quality education,
pastoral and communication skills program, which supports refugee and asylum seeker
healthcare professionals to work in the NHS.
Increase the number of refugee healthcare professionals joining
the NHS workforce
Manage and co-ordinate this work across the NHS North West area
Develop partnership working with stakeholders locally and
Seek further funding to develop the provision and scope of the
Deliver advice training and support to refugee healthcare
professionals on an individual and a group basis
Provision of a friendly mutually supportive environment at the
centre, encouraging refugee healthcare professionals to participate actively in
contributing to the service as they progress