Reache (Refugee and Asylum Seekers Centre for Healthcare Professionals Education) North West has been set up to assist Refugee and asylum seeking Healthcare Professionals (RHPs) to register their qualifications in the UK. It has an education centre in Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. We also assist RHPs who have permission to work in seeking professional employment in the UK National Health Service (NHS).

The North West

Reache works with local and national organisations in the NHS, higher education and refugee support, and with agencies such as JobCentre Plus and Manchester City Council.

The centre and its activities are funded by NHS Health Education North West, and receives much appreciated support from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Aims and objectives

  • 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 nationally

  • Seek further funding to develop the provision and scope of the service

  • 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