Online Recruitment Fraud

We have been made aware of communications from a false employment agency claiming to recruit on behalf of Nuffield Health in order to attract job applicants from overseas. The operation then fraudulently acquires from interested applicants payment for such things as fees, work permits, visas or employment checks. The scam appears to be principally email-based.

Characteristics of these emails include:

  • Non Nuffield Health email address - all emails sent by Nuffield Health will be from a "" address.
  • Poor spelling and use of English
  • At some stage one or more of the following is requested: money; an 'affidavit of guarantee'; a scanned copy of passport; bank account details.
  • Job titles or positions which make reference to a non-existent body Nuffield Hospitals Scotland (abbreviated to NHS in some contexts).

In order to ensure that all recruitment activity is carried out by authorised representatives of Nuffield Health, when recruiting from overseas Nuffield Health will always adhere to the following process:

  • No job offer will be made without first conducting a face to face interview with the applicant.
  • A formal signed offer of employment will be issued in hard copy from Nuffield Health in England.

Under no circumstances will Nuffield Health request payments from prospective employees.

If in doubt about any offer of employment, please contact the Nuffield HR Department in England on 0208 329 6666

If you believe you may have received a fraudulent communication along these lines please contact us on

We recommend that you do not enter into correspondence with anyone making unsolicited offers of employment on behalf of Nuffield Health hospitals or any other part of the Nuffield Health Group.

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