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Nurses moving to the UK

Are you an international nurse thinking about relocating to the UK? We can support you with relocation, find out all you need to know about finding a job in the UK here.

The UK has one of the most revolutionary and progressive healthcare systems in the world. Whether you have an NHS job or you work at a private healthcare provider, you can be sure that you are joining a national workforce that provides first-class care and makes history each and every day.

Many of the NHS Trusts that we partner with offer fantastic training options for their nurses, from full inductions and preceptorships to complete career development programmes, opening up a world of training opportunities in specialist areas and locations. Registering with us also give you access to; 

  • Excellent pay rates
  • Access to relocation packages with generous annual leave
  • Dedicated support with the language tests
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Work in a safe and friendly environment
  • Access to local discounts

When you're not at work, the UK has a huge variety of activities and recreational opportunities on offer. Steeped in history, the UK offers the perfect mix of vibrant, modern cities and a wealth of countryside landscapes - from the snowy mountain ranges in Scotland and the rolling Oxford countryside to the sandy shores of the West Country.

How to get a job in the UK 

To work in the UK NHS as a nurse there are a few requirements that you will need to meet.

Click below to submit your details and our international recruitment team will get in touch to assist you.

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Recruitment process for overseas nurses

Learn more about Medacs' recruitment process for overseas nurses applying to work in the UK.

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Apply for UK visa sponsorship

Before moving to the UK, you will need to obtain a Health and Care Worker visa. This allows you to remain in the country for up to five years and can be extended if required.

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Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

The NMC regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They set standards for nurses and midwives to meet in their working lives. To practice as a nurse in the UK you will need to apply for registration with NMC.

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Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

Nurses interested in working in the UK are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by passing either IELTS, or OET.

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UK Code of Practice for Ethical Recruitment

Medacs Healthcare abide to the UK NHS Code of Practice for Ethical Recruitment. This means we cannot recruit healthcare professionals from safeguarded countries on the Code of Practice list. To find out which countries are included on the safeguarded List, please read our Ethical Overseas Recruitment article for more information.

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My experience moving to the UK as a Nurse

Hear from Madhu on his experience of relocating from India to the UK.

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