From 19 January 2016, all EU nurses trained outside of the UK will be required to have passed the academic exam IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 to be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and practice their profession in this country.

All nurses who have submitted their registration to the NMC before 31 December 2015 will not need to undertake the IELTS exam. Start the process now and apply for your application pack from the NMC website, it only takes few minutes.

Interested in working in the UK?

Here at HCL Permanent, we understand moving to a new country can be challenging. We support nursing every step of the way. To date, we have helped hundreds of nurses find their dream permanent roles in the UK. You can be next…

Start your journey today by registering online, uploading your CV or checking our complete list of nursing permanent vacancies. For further information, please contact us at or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7861 8950 and we will be happy to offer advice about your NMC registration.