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 about finding a job in the UK here.
Learn more about Medacs' recruitment process for overseas nurses applying to work in the UK.
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.
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.
Nurses interested in working in the UK are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by passing either IELTS, or OET.
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.
Hear from Madhu on his experience of relocating from India to the UK.