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Paul Chandler

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  • Comment on: Brexit dip in EU nurses coming to UK to be expected, says Hunt

    Paul Chandler's comment 14 February, 2018 5:14 pm

    The reduction in EU nurses entering the NMC Register is 99% connected to the ridiculous English requirements put in place by the NMC in January 2016 and 1% because of Brexit. If all us native speakers were to attempt the IELTS exam tomorrow most of us would fail to reach the NMC requirement. If the required grade was reduced from a 7 to a 6.5 we would see a dramatic increase in the number of EU nurses entering the NMC Register and a zero effect on patient safety based on English Competencies.

  • Comment on: DH leak reveals worst case Brexit scenario for nursing

    Paul Chandler's comment 14 February, 2018 5:04 pm

    The reduction in EU nurses entering the NMC Register is 99% connected to the ridiculous English requirements put in place by the NMC in January 2016 and 1% because of Brexit. Fixing this issue will go along way to fixing the shortage. If all us native speakers were to attempt the IELTS exam tomorrow most of us would fail to reach the NMC requirement. If the required grade was reduced from a 7 to a 6.5 we would see a dramatic increase in the number of EU nurses entering the NMC Register and a zero effect on patient safety based on English Competencies.

  • Comment on: Brexit ‘worst case scenario’ could deepen nursing shortage

    Paul Chandler's comment 14 February, 2018 5:02 pm

    The reduction in EU nurses entering the NMC Register is 99% connected to the ridiculous English requirements put in place by the NMC in January 2016 and 1% because of Brexit. If all us native speakers were to attempt the IELTS exam tomorrow most of us would fail to reach the NMC requirement. If the required grade was reduced from a 7 to a 6.5 we would see a dramatic increase in the number of EU nurses entering the NMC Register and a zero effect on patient safety based on English Competencies.

  • Comment on: Significant drop in EU nurse numbers 'for first time in years'

    Paul Chandler's comment 14 February, 2018 5:00 pm

    The reduction in EU nurses entering the NMC Register is 99% connected to the ridiculous English requirements put in place by the NMC in January 2016 and 1% because of Brexit. If all us native speakers were to attempt the IELTS exam tomorrow most of us would fail to reach the NMC requirement. If the required grade was reduced from a 7 to a 6.5 we would see a dramatic increase in the number of EU nurses entering the NMC Register and a zero effect on patient safety based on English Competencies.

  • Comment on: Lack of post-Brexit immigration plan causing EU nurses ‘anxiety’

    Paul Chandler's comment 14 February, 2018 4:59 pm

    The reduction in EU nurses entering the NMC Register is 99% connected to the ridiculous English requirements put in place by the NMC in January 2016 and 1% because of Brexit. If all us native speakers were to attempt the IELTS exam tomorrow most of us would fail to reach the NMC requirement. If the required grade was reduced from a 7 to a 6.5 we would see a dramatic increase in the number of EU nurses entering the NMC Register and a zero effect on patient safety based on English Competencies.