Nurses relocating 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 here.

The UK has one of the most revolutionary and progressive healthcare systems in the world. Whether you work for the NHS or 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.

To work in the UK as a nurse there are a few requirements that you will need to meet, discover more below.  

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Apply for a visa

Before moving to the UK, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 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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