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  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

    NMC set to make it easier for overseas nurses to pass English test Subscription

    News21 November, 2018

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to propose slightly easing the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

    Surge in overseas nurses taking new NMC-approved English testSubscription

    News17 July, 2018

    A company offering healthcare-specific English language tests for nurses has seen a “phenomenal” increase in candidates since the exam was recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  • Europe

    HSC: Language testing must be ‘closely monitored’ by NHS EnglandSubscription

    News26 January, 2018

    Language testing of nurses from outside the UK must be “closely monitored” by NHS England to ensure checks are set at an appropriate level while not hindering recruitment, according to a major report on nursing shortfalls by an influential group of MPs.

  • NT Deputies 2016

    ‘We need to balance language testing and protecting the public’Subscription

    Opinion11 January, 2018

    In April, the House of Commons health select committee stated: “The government’s plan for our post-Brexit future should both ensure that health and social care providers can retain and recruit the brightest and best from all parts of the globe, and that the value of the contribution of lower-paid health and social care workers is recognised.”

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

    Over 1,000 extra overseas nurses apply to take new language testSubscription

    News6 December, 2017

    The introduction of a new language test by the UK nursing regulator last month has been followed by a “spike” in the number of nurses from abroad wanting to take the new exam, suggesting overseas recruitment could be set to improve.

  • World

    Rise in overseas nurses applying to NMC after language test changesSubscription

    News17 November, 2017

    A “significant number” of nurses from abroad have applied to work in the UK in the past two weeks, the nursing regulator has revealed, suggesting recent changes to language testing are improving overseas recruitment.

  • Illustration of the map of the UK overlayed with aeroplanes

    Analysis: Urgent need for action on staffing ‘perfect storm’Subscription

    News8 November, 2017

    A further fall in the number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK was revealed this month, setting alarm bells ringing among employers, nursing leaders and unions.

  • Eu flag

    Nurse language tests 'among urgent recruitment concerns'Subscription

    News7 November, 2017

    Workforce problems are the most significant threat to delivering high quality care in the health service, NHS chief executives have warned, as they called for immediate action to tackle international recruitment concerns, including language testing for European nurses.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

    Changes to NMC language test requirements ‘come in force’Subscription

    News1 November, 2017

    Changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s language testing requirements for nurses and midwives trained outside the UK have come into force today.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

    NMC confirms new ways overseas nurses can prove English skillsSubscription

    News18 October, 2017

    From next month, the Nursing and Midwifery Council is to expand the range of options that overseas nurses can use to prove their English language credentials are sufficient to join the UK register.

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