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Overseas Nurses Working in the UK

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.

When you're not at work, the UK has a huge variety of activities and recreational opportunities on offer. For more information, check out our guide to living and working in the UK.

Benefits of nursing in the UK

  • Excellent pay rates
  • Relocation packages with generous annual leave
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Work in a safe and friendly environment
  • Access to local discounts
  • Dedicated support with the IELTS test.


Helpful Information

NMC registration process

You will need to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for nursing jobs in the UK. Find out about the application process for overseas nurses by clicking here.

English language test

Nurses interested in working in the UK are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by clearing either IELTS or OET. Read about the IELTS test and how we can help you pass the IELTS listening, reading, speaking and writing modules. Or learn about the OET test here.

Do you have the right of abode?

Find out about the certificate of entitlement and if you qualify for the right of abode in the UK.

Requirements for nurses outside of the EU/EEA

Check out the education, practice and registration requirements for nurses looking to work in the UK.

Applying for a visa

If you need to apply for a visa, learn about the eligibility criteria and visa application process by clicking here.

Blogs and feedback

Find out how we have helped other nurses develop their NHS careers and relocate to the UK.

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Support and aftercare

"I have received a huge amount of support from Medacs Healthcare. Sergio found me my nursing job and arranged Skype interviews and examinations. Jessica negotiated the salary with the NHS Trust and helped me with my accommodation, relocation costs and travel plans.

"During my journey from Madrid to Bath, my flight was delayed and then rerouted to London which meant my hotel and taxi bookings needed changing. The team at Medacs Healthcare informed the hospital's HR department about the delay and guided me until I arrived at the hospital. The team supported me throughout the entire journey and I am very thankful for it. I will never forget that experience."  - Feedback from a candidate we recently placed.

Additional Information

  • Nurses Outside of the EU/EEA
  • NMC Registration Process
  • Do You Have Right of Abode?
  • Applying for a Visa
  • Nurses Who Have Relocated to the UK
  • Language Tests

Relevant Links

  • Agency Nursing
  • Global placement opportunities
  • How Can I Get into the Nursing Profession?
  • Specialist Mental Health


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