This was after it emerged that there is a shortage of over 62000 nurses in the United kingdom while there are kenyan nurses who are willing to stay and work outside.
According to people daily, the first group of 5000 nurses is set to leave the country this week.
Salaries and benefits.
For those who will be lucky to fly out of the country, hefty perks await them together with a raft of other benefits.
The cabinet secretary for Labour Simon Chelugui who is already in London heading the talks told the media that Kenya has agreed on some basic areas with the UK team.
In the deal a nurse with diploma qualifications will pocket 2000 Sterling pounds which is Ksh 300000 at the current exchange rates while a degree holder will take home ksh 450000.
The nurses on arrival, they will be required to sign a contract with the UK national health services(NHS).
Other benefits include free accommodation for all nurses for three months upon arrival for the three year-contract. The contract will be renewed for another three years.
The UK government will incur the air ticket for the nurses besides giving them relocation allowance of Ksh 750000.
Chelugui said that nurses Willing to take up permanent uk citizenship will qualify after working for five years.
On the other hand, nurses relocating with their families will have their children educated for free.
He added that the government will also cater for medical insurance for all the enlisted family members.
The nurses willing to take part in this exercise have been applying through the ministry's portal.
Fears that the government was aiming at getting a cut from the huge salaries have been dismissed by the UK government hence nurses will get all their money directly.
This will be good news to nurses in the country who are grossly underpaid with some County governments taking too long to pay them for services.
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