Given that our previous posts in registering with the NMC have proven so popular, we thought it may be time to revisit and update our advice.
However, please be aware that we are NOT the NMC and are unable to respond to specific registration queries or requests. We will provide links to the NMC website at the bottom of this post.
EU Nurses registering to work in the UK
From January 2016 all nurses wanting to work in the UK had to provide evidence of their knowledge of the English Language. The most popular and widely accepted method for this is via an IELTS test – please see our previous post “Confused by NMC IELTS Requirements?” The only EU exception to this rule is for Irish nurses, who are taught in English and part of the EU and therefore are not required to prove they can speak their own language!
Please be aware that all the advice we currently give is subject to change over the next few years as the UK triggers article 50 and looks to exit the EU. We can only comment on what this looks like right now and will of course update again when this changes.
So, you have your IELTS exam results and have scored 7 or above in every section – although you are not required to complete this prior to your registration we would strongly recommend that you get your IELTS first. Once the NMC requests the qualification evidence you only have 3 months to provide it and if you need time to study you may end up having to apply all over again.
There is a whole booklet on guidance for nurses registering with the NMC from the EU. This can be accessed here or via the NMC Website.
Once you have made sure you have all the required documents and translations, then you are ready to submit your application to the NMC. You can apply online or request an application pack – but you must make sure this is returned within 6 months or your application will be closed and you will need to start again!
If you have submitted your application and all documents and have been waiting for an answer for more than 3 months (which is usually how long this should take) you can call and chase using the PRN number you will have been given on application.
If you feel that you are not progressing and need some help – MG Medical can speak to the NMC on your behalf, once a 3rd party form has been completed. Under data protection rules, we cannot discuss any specific application with the NMC without your express permission.
Please contact our friendly staff if you would like to discuss: 01273494557 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for the NMC:
Joining the register trained in EU/EEA: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-in-the-eu-or-eea/
Routes to registration – country of training: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-in-the-eu-or-eea/eu-registration-authorities/
Form to accompany training transcript: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-in-the-eu-or-eea/transcript-of-training-form/
Contact the NMC: https://www.nmc.org.uk/Contact-us/