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Not only has overseas recruitment from outside the EU been scaled back but also from next summer anyone from outside the European Economic Area earning less than £35,000 after six years in the UK will have to leave. The RCN estimates nearly 3,500 nurses w

Alternative language test for overseas nurses set to be brought in 'within weeks'

The introduction of an alternative language test to check foreign nurses’ communication skills could occur “within weeks” following an “overwhelmingly positive” response to a consultation on the changes, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.

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