Nurses, midwives and nursing associates applying to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) from overseas are set to find the process easier than ever before.

The NMC has announced that it will be amending the writing requirement for the OET exam, lowering the score from a grade B to a grade C+.

For any person living overseas who wants to work and study healthcare in the UK, they have to pass a series of assessments including an English reading, speaking and listening test.

The writing section has always proved the most difficult, with many nurses failing, despite achieving high pass rates in the other sectors.

These changes will come into effect from 28 January 2020, along with the announcement from the Home Office that nurses, doctors and other professionals no longer need to sit a separate test for their visa application. This now makes it a lot easier for people to work in the UK.

Sujata Stead, CEO of the OET, said “I personally applaud the NMC for the time and effort they have dedicated to come to this decision.”

You can find out more about the test and its requirements by visiting the OET website. https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/

 

Let HCL Permanent find your perfect role

HCL Permanent are pleased to hear these changes – we work with NHS trusts and private hospitals nationwide to find enthusiastic and dedicated nurses looking to start their careers in the UK.

We are currently recruiting in various nursing divisions across Luton, Swansea, Poole, and London. Email your CV to permanent@hclworkforce.com and one of our advisors will be in touch to help you on your journey to the UK.

You can find out more about the test and its requirements by visiting the OET website. https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/

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