How to Apply for Nigeria NMCN Online Verification for Nurses

Nigeria Nursing regulatory body otherwise called the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has begin online verification application for applicants going to the United Kingdom. Although the body earlier released a circular and promised to begin accepting online application for verification from 25th of May, 2021, the verification link was just released this morning. Below is the verification application link:

https://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/verification_requests/start

To begin your application simply pick your registration type Registered Nurse, Registered Midwives or Registered Mental Health Nurse. This process is for only those who have done their PUF.

Input your registration number in the next box and then your email.

Proceed and you will taken to the next stage which will show online your name and Gender.

Click on next and you will see your full name, verification number, the fees which is N18725 and then the payment method. Select the payment method and continue

The next page will be a page to enter your payment information. Total amount to pay is N19099.50. Enter your card details and make the payment.

Immediately after the payment you will receive an email from NMCN, click on the email and you will be taken to the NMCN verification page where you will need to upload your license and other documents. Then complete the form with the following:

Organizational Name: Nursing and Midwifery Council UK

Email Address: Overseas.enquiries@nmc-uk.org

Phone Number: +442073339333

Address: 23 Portland Place W18 1PZ

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

NMC PRN: The number on your UK NMC Page

NMC UK Application Ref: The number in the email sent to you by UK NMC after the payment of £140

You can track your verification by using this site https://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/ConfirmVerification

Note: This is only for those going to UK. Those going to other countries are to use the paper application

How To Request For Verification With UK NMC

Many registered Nurses in the UK might want to migrate to other countries like Canada, Australia, USA among other countries for various reasons and might be required to send verification from the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council. To nurses who are not familiar with the process of requesting for verification, below is the process.

Step 1: Login into your UK NMC online account NMC Online Services (nmc-uk.org)

Step 2: Click on My Registration at the top of your account

Step 3: Click on the last option on the drop down which is Certificate of Current Professional Status

Step 4: Select YES to all the statements and click NEXT

Step 5: Select the country where the organization you are sending the verification is domicile among the country list in the dropdown menu. For instance if your verification is going to CGFNS, select USA.

Step 6: Licensing or Registration Board select the name of the organization you are sending it to. For instance CGFNS. Immediately after selecting the name of the organization you are sending it to, the address will be displayed.

Step 7: Then input your CGFNS order number into the space in front of Application reference number, this makes your verification easy to track.

Step 8: Tick the box in front of the statement I understand that by signing up to this process my data will be transferred outside the EU/EEA and that I may have fewer or different rights once my data has left the UK and click on submit. You should receive an email after your CCPS is ready and will be asked to make the payment

Step 9: Login into your NMC online account NMC Online Services (nmc-uk.org) and make the payment of £34 with either a credit or debit card. You must make this payment within 28 days otherwise the generated certificate will expire and you will need to reapply.

Step 10: Once payment is made you will receive another email from NMC confirming that your verification has been shared with your chosen organization. Then wait between 3 to 14 days to have it appear on your portal with CGFNS.

Note: Discard the form you downloaded from CGFNS as you don’t need it for UK NMC verification of your UK License.

Stop the Lies, UK Does Not Stop Recruitment of Overseas Nurses, Doctors

Has UK stopped the recruitment of foreign doctors and nurses into the NHS or Care Homes? The answer is simple and it is NO! Below is an explanation of the rumours going round the social media space.

On February 26, 2021, the UK government updated the guideline on the recruitment of overseas Nurses and doctors and ever since then there has been misinterpretation of the guideline by various blogs and invdiduals. The new guideline forbid the active recruitment of health workers from resource constraints countries. Part of the Guideline reads:

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UK recruiters are not permitted to actively recruit from these countries unless there is a government to government agreement in place for managed recruitment.

These countries are:Afghanistan

Angola

Bangladesh

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Côte d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia, The

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Kiribati

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Micronesia, Federated States of

Mozambique

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Togo

Uganda

Vanuatu

Yemen, Republic of

While this may look new to many people who are seeing it for the first time, the truth is this has been in existence for ages and usually reviewed every three years (3). This latest edition is the new review of the 2019 guideline.

UK position is in tandem with the World Health Organization policy popularly called the Kampala Declaration. It was a joint decision for WHO member States not to actively recruit health workers from poor countries. This declaration came to force in 2008 and member countries such as UK has been implementing this guideline. You can download the WHO Guideline on Recruitment of Health Workers from WHO_HSS_HRH_HMR_2010.2_eng.pdf;jsessionid=E5A5614DF24BB2AD1F9BFB6394D10843

UK employers have not been doing active recruitment of Nurses and doctors in poor countries listed above over a decade. What they do is passive recruitment of Nurses from those countries.

Active recruiting means UK employers flying down to those countries on the red list and offering the Nurses a job after conducting physical interview like they do in Philippines and India.

Passive recruiting on the other hand means UK employers set up a website and advertise their jobs online on a UK website such as NHS job portal NHS Jobs – Candidate Homepage , trac.jobs , Care Home Jobs UK – UK Care Home Job Vacancies etc and applicants applying online, attend interview online etc As long as UK employer doesn’t board a plane and come into your country to recruit the applicants, that is called passive recruitment which is allowed by the UK government. This is how UK employers have been recruiting from countries on the red list without violating the WHO guideline.

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Below are example of cases of what constitutes active recruitment and passive recruitment released by UK government on it website:

The following case studies show recruitment activity in breach of the code of practice.

Case study 1

An agency advertises within a red country on the list and actively supports several candidates from that country with their applications, appointments and travel to the UK. This would be deemed active recruitment and contravenes the guiding principles within the code of practice.

Case study 2

An agency runs a recruitment fair in Nigeria highlighting opportunities in the UK. Nigeria is on the list and should not be actively targeted for recruitment. The agency does not actually hire anyone. This would still be deemed active recruitment and contravenes the guiding principles within the code of practice.

Case study 3

An agency or organisation with multinational contracts advertises in Uganda. They highlight that they are recruiting to a different country (that is, not the UK), however they also have contracts in the UK. It later transpires that the agency facilitated a candidate’s arrival to work in the UK. This would still be deemed active recruitment and contravenes the guiding principles within the code of practice.

Case study 4

A recruitment agency is approached by an individual working in a country on the list who has been referred to the agency by their friend who is working as a social care nurse in the UK. The agency supports the individual with their application and makes a bonus payment to their friend for the referral. This is in breach of the code of practice, an agency should not facilitate the recruitment process unless the candidate has already been appointed by the employer through a direct application. In addition, referral fee schemes are deemed to be active recruitment and are not permitted in countries on the list.

The following case studies show acceptable recruitment activity under the code of practice.

Case study 5

A nurse from Sudan applies to work in the NHS unassisted. He is interviewed by the trust and deemed successful for the post, subsequently travelling to the UK on receipt of his visa. This activity did not include any active recruitment therefore does not contravene the code of practice.

Case study 6

A doctor from Nepal is working in Canada having relocated there five years ago. An agency advertises in Canada and the doctor is picked up in the cohort and wishes to come to the UK. This activity is not in breach of the code of practice; ethical recruitment is determined by the country from which the individual is being recruited, rather than the nationality of the individual.

Case study 7

A nurse from Pakistan applies directly to a social care employer in the UK and is successfully appointed. The social care employer requires the support of a recruitment agency to facilitate the nurse through the remaining part of the recruitment process. This activity is not in breach of the code of practice.

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How To Be A Registered Nurse in UK in 2021

Hi, welcome to this comprehensive guide on how to become a Registered Nurse in UK.

In this article I am going to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible.

To become a registered nurse in UK, there are series of steps you must take. The first step begins with you getting a copy of your international passport, if yours has expired try to renew it as this will be needed before you can sit for IELTS/OET.

NMC Registration Requirements 2021

Also below are the requirements:

  1. You must have completed Nursing education in your country
  2. Registered as a Nurse in your country (This is no longer a requirement as those who are not registered with the Nursing Board in their countries will need to supply additional evidence. For instance, if you are a from Ghana or Nigeria and went to India or Philippines to study Nursing and you were not allowed to register in India or Philippines, you can still register as a Nurse in UK without going to Ghana or Nigeria to register with the Nursing Boards in those countries)
  3. English language requirement: You need to sit for standard IELTS Academic version and have a minimum score of Listening-7 Speaking 7 Reading 7 and Writing 6.5 or its OET Equivalence. However, if you didn’t make the IELTS/OET in a single sitting, you can combine your result. For more information check IELTS Clubbing for UK NMC Nurse Registration or OET Clubbing For UK: NMC OET Clubbing Requirement for Nurses

To get started, go to  https://online.nmc-uk.org/overseas/assessment/start?route=1 and create an account. You will be required to upload your:

  1. Nursing Certificate which is the certificate issued by your School after completing your Nursing training
  2. Nursing registration Certificate which is the certificate issued by your board of Nursing
  3. International passport with marriage certificate if applicable.

Then you will be required to make the application fees payment of £140. You can pay this online using your regular ATM card. If you are having difficulty paying this as a result of restriction in your country, look for friends and families in any other country to help you make the payment online.

After making the payment, you should receive an email from NMC confirming your payment. You should then proceed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of your country to have your verification sent to the UK NMC.

For those in Nigeria, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has started accepting online application for verification. This online verification is only for those who have completed their Professional Update Form otherwise called PUF. To begin your online application for verification to UK, check the step-by-step guide here How to Apply for Nigeria NMCN Online Verification for Nurses

For those who have not completed their online PUF and are having difficulty, you can still use the paper application. Below is the step for using the paper application:

Note: Before you begin the paper application, confirm from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria whether it is still accepting paper application before you proceed with it

You will need to pay the verification fees of #17500 through Remita. Go to https://login.remita.net/remita/onepage/OAGFCRF/biller.spa to generate the invoice and make payment.

After making payment take following to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria:

  1. Payment receipt
  2. Copy of birth certificate
  3. Copy of license (front and back)
  4. Copy of your Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria registration certificate
  5. Copy of other registration certificates you have with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  6. A letter requesting NMCN to do your verification and Good Standing Certificate to UK NMC. The letter must contain your CRM number which is found in the email sent to you after the payment of £140.

Submit all this at NMCN office in Abuja or Lagos and wait for your verification to be sent to UK NMC. Alternatively, if you have someone to help you submit them at the office, just email the above documents to them. You can follow it up if you know people that can be of help.

After your verification is sent to UK NMC will send you an email which is called DECISION LETTER authorizing you to proceed to write your CBT and OSCE, Pearson Vue will equally send you an email containing your Authorizations to Test called ATT and another one containing your Username and temporary password.  Then change your temporary password by clicking here https://accountrecovery.pearsonvue.com/passwordreset/usernamelookup/NMC?locale=en_GB

After changing your password, you can then schedule your exam by logging in and picking your desired exam centre and date. You will be able to make payment online with your card and if you have finding it difficult to make the payment, go to http://www.mindhub.co.uk/category_s/139.htm and purchase  the NMC voucher which is £83 and use the voucher to make payment. Vouchers purchased on Mindhub are usually sent 1 to 2 hours after payment to arrive in your email.

After passing your CBT the next step is paying £153. Before you can make this payment, you will need to upload police certificate from all the countries you have lived more than six months since you turned eighteen years. You will equally need to provide the name and email of a medical doctor who will certify that you are in good health. You will need to provide your IELTS/OET results at this stage

Immediately after payment, an email will be sent to your doctor to confirm your health Status while your Good standing certificate will appear on your portal. It it is not reflecting, it means your board of Nursing didn’t send it along with your verification you might need to contact them to speed things up.

Job Hunting

When should you start searching for jobs? You should start searching for job immediately you pass your IELTS/OET and your CBT. There are varieties of places you can work in UK, you can work in Care Home, Publicly funded NHS, Private NHS, Special Clinics,etc.

You can apply to work directly with the Hospitals or Care Homes or apply through agencies. Some of the agencies recruiting for UK hospitals and Care Homes include Nurses2Britain, HCL Permanent, IANS, IMHR, Medacs, Insignia Global, MMA to name a few. You can get their website and contact details through a quick Google Search. Note that these agencies won’t collect any money from you as they are paid handsomely by your employer. If any agency ask you to pay, they are trying to cheat you just dump them and go to another agency.

If you can’t get any agency to sign you up go to any of the following site, register and start applying for jobs free of charge:

  1. Trac Jobs https://apps.trac.jobs/
  2. NHS Job Portal https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
  3. Care Home Jobs https://www.carehome.co.uk/
  4. Elysium Job Vacancies https://www.elysiumhealthcare.co.uk/careers/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx
  5. Indeed https://www.indeed.co.uk/
  6. Monster https://www.monster.co.uk/

Tips for Applying for Jobs

  1. Apply for as many jobs as possible
  2. Apply for posts closing very soon
  3. Highlight your strengths and experience as it relates to the job you are applying to in your supporting statement.
  4. Continue to monitor your email for interview invites

Low Cost/Inexpensive Areas of England

Also apply for jobs in low cost areas as getting a job in an expensive area can hurt your pocket. Use the job search filter to your advantage, the following are low cost areas you:

Manchester
York
Lancashire
Morecambe
Rotterham
Blackpool
Liverpool
Crewe
Kettering
Portsmouth
Wolverhampton
Stoke-on-Trent
Blackpool
Shropshire
Telford
Staffordshire
Chester among others.

Generally, North of England, West Midlands, North Midlands among others are cheaper in England.

High Cost/Expensive Areas of England

The following are the most expensive part of England:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Surrey
  3. Bristol
  4. Bradford
  5. Sussex
  6. Oxford
  7. Brighton
  8. Swansea
  9. Kent
  10. Birmingham
  11. East sussex
  12. West hertfordshire
  13. Slough
  14. Reading

After getting an offer your employer will issue you an offer letter containing the offer details and what they will be paying for. Tomorrow I shall write a comprehensive note on what you should look out for in an offer. You will be initially employed as a Band 3 or 4 nurse also known as HCA with a salary range of between £19,000-£21000 per year. You will be upgraded to a band 5 after passing OSCE and your salary raised to between £24,000 to £35,000 depending on your trust, years of experience or care home. Check out my post on what you should look out for in an offer.

After getting your offer letter, go to the UK Salary calculator and calculate your monthly take home. https://www.thesalarycalculator.co.uk/salary.php

Then go online to check the cost of accommodation online or on Zoopla https://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/ or Right Move https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent.html using the post code of the hospital you will be staying so as to get a rough idea of the cost of accommodation in the area.

After accepting an offer, you can then proceed to submit all the required documents for the issuance of your Certificate of Sponsorship called COS.

Congratulations! You are almost in UK. Next is to apply for Visa. You will need to have the following document handy before you go for your biometrics. You can upload them yourself or pay for assisted service.

Document for VISA

  1. CBT evidence
  2. COS
  3. Offer letter
  4. Nursing certificates
  5. Police clearance
  6. IELTS
  7. Birth certificate
  8. International passport
  9. Licence
  10. Document checklists
  11. TB test certificate
  12. Marriage/divorce certificate if applicable

To apply for visa use this link https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa/apply-from-outside-the-uk

Your Partner/Spouse can apply using this link https://apply-to-visit-or-stay-in-the-uk.homeoffice.gov.uk/sort/live-in-crown-dependency/pbs_dependant_partner_out_uk?uid=c026235c-e5fd-4162-9643-08097ec7f705

Your child/children can apply through this link https://apply-to-visit-or-stay-in-the-uk.homeoffice.gov.uk/sort/live-in-crown-dependency/pbs_dependant_child_out_uk?uid=5c815740-0f2b-437d-b620-c91357acef60

To learn how to complete the visa application read mu guide on Tier 2 Visa application for Nurses

Tuberculosis Test for Visa

  1. Kindly follow the instructions below to book your tuberculosis appointment if you are in Nigeria:

1.Click this link: https://mymedical.iom.int/apps/omas/#_frmHome

i. Sign up first
ii. Verify email address
iii. Log in and start the process
iv. Select a location (either Abuja or Lagos).

  1. Phone calls or emails about booking will be referred to the link above.
  2. For a successful booking, a reference number will be generated. (Please take note of it as it will be required for any further support)
  3. in the event of a family booking, kindly book for every member of your family as only successfully booked Applicants with a reference number will be attended to on the appointment date.
  4. If you experience challenges in booking, please send an e-mail to iomabujamedicalbooki@iom.int ; or iomlagosmedicalbooking@iom.int) describing the challenges for further assistance.

You can check my other post on how to book a flight, how to book covid test for Day 2 and Day 8 in Uk while under isolation, how to obtain your Uk driving license among others. If you like this post you can share it among your friends and bookmark it.

New UK NMC Nurse Registration Process For Foreign Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council UK has recently announced it is launching a new faster and easier application process on Monday October 7, 2019, below is everything you need to know about this new process as outlined by UK NMC on her website.

Since the start of 2018 we’ve been working with our partners to review and improve the way we assess professionals with qualifications from outside the EU when they want to come and work in the UK as nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Our process needs to ensure that the professionals coming onto our register can meet our high standards, but we know that it can be long, costly and complicated.

We’ve made a number of improvements over the last year, such as reducing the cost of our test of competence and changing our English language requirements.

Building on these changes, we’ve developed a new, streamlined overseas registration process.

We launched this for nursing associates in January 2019 and we’re introducing it for nurses and midwives on Monday 7 October 2019.

Why we’re carrying out a review

We want to enable those who meet our requirements to join our register as efficiently as possible.

Unnecessary delay in registration means that applicants can’t practise their chosen profession and this could put them at risk of losing work or, sometimes, having to return home.

We’re making our application process simpler and quicker for candidates by improving our guidance and automating as much of the process as possible.

We’re building on the changes we’ve made so far to introduce an application process that is simpler and quicker for candidates.

We plan to launch a new, streamlined overseas registration process for nurses and midwives on Monday 7 October 2019.

New online application form

We’re moving our online application form into NMC Online to make it more straightforward to apply. Candidates will get their own NMC Online account where they’ll be able to track their application’s progress throughout.

Instead of having to download and post paper forms to us, candidates will be able to complete their application and upload supporting documents online.

We’ll also be able to ask their referees for supporting declarations directly to cut down on having to go back and forth to get things right.

Streamlined requirements

We’ve considered our current registration requirements for nurses and midwives against the evidence we need to allow us to assess each candidate’s ability to practise safely and effectively.

Where we can, we’ve streamlined these requirements while making sure that we still have good levels of assurance over a candidate’s competence.

Identity

Our identity requirements provide continued assurance that the person applying to the register is who they say they are.

Candidates under the new process will need to provide:

1. A valid passport
2. A vidence of name changes, if relevant
3.Under the current process candidates are required to provide their birth certificate as well.

Qualification

Our eligibility criteria under the new process recognises that candidates are trained, qualified professionals.

Candidates under the new process will need to provide a qualification certificate for each part of the register that they are applying for, rather than full transcripts and a form to accompany the transcript of training.
Registration

Registration in a candidate’s country of training is no longer a pre-requisite for entry into the UK register. This brings overseas candidates in line with the UK application process.

If they’re registered or have been before, we’ll ask for confirmation from their relevant regulator.

If they haven’t been registered, we’ll ask for confirmation from both their training institute and the relevant regulator that the qualification would lead to registration to the equivalent part of the register they are applying for.

Under the current process candidates are required to provide certification from each country they have been registered.
Health

We‘ve brought the health declaration in line with our revised health and character guidance.

Candidates under the new process will be asked to declare whether they’re capable of safe and effective practice. This might include where they have a health condition and/or disability that is being managed.

If a candidate declares a health condition and/or disability that is being managed, we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from either their medical practitioner or occupational health department.

Under the current process, all candidates are required to provide a good health declaration from their medical practitioner.
Character

Candidates under the new process will be asked to provide a supporting declaration about their character.

If they’re registered or have been in the last three years, we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from their current or most recent regulator.

If they haven’t been registered in the last three years, but have previously held registration we’ll ask for a supporting declaration from their most recent regulator, but we’ll also need a more recent supporting declaration as well.

In this instance, and for those who have never held registration before, they’ll need to provide a different supporting character declaration. Depending on the candidate’s circumstances, we may ask for this from their training institute, former healthcare employer, NMC or other UK healthcare registrant.

We’ve also aligned our police clearance requirements with UK Visas and Immigration requirements. This means that candidates under the new process will need to provide:

1. A police clearance from each country that they have lived in for 12 months in the past ten years while over the age of 18
2. A UK DBS certificate if they’ve been in the UK more than three months at the time of their application

Under the current process candidates are required to provide a certificate of good standing from each country (or state) where they practised and/or been registered.

Language

There is no change to the English language requirements.

Improved guidance and support

We’re redesigning the way we present guidance on our website so that candidates, and those who support them, have a better understanding of our requirements, what we ask for and why, and the process they can expect to follow.

This information will be clearer, easy to read and accessible across a range of devices.

We’re also creating a pre-application checklist tool for candidates to check how ready they are to apply and see what evidence they need to prepare. They’ll be able to download and share their checklist results with others, like employers or recruiters.

New test of competence

Early in 2020 we’re launching a new test of competence in line with our future nurse standards. The company that is designing the new test will produce a range of materials to help candidates prepare.

We’re also creating a new ‘assurance panel’ to oversee the quality and consistency of the test – this will be made up of a group of experienced nurses, midwives and other health and care professionals.

What we’ve changed so far

Where we could do so quickly and safely, we’ve already acted on feedback and made improvements to the process.

Test of competence

Updated OSCE resit policy – candiates now only have to re-sit the part of the OSCE that they failed
Improved preparation materials – we’ve aligned OSCE preparation materials across our three test sites, produced ‘top tips’ for candidates and introduced a mock examination and marking criteria to support candidates preparing for the OSCE examination
Reduced cost – we reduced the overall cost of the test of competence by more than 20 percent – the cost of the CBT reduced from £130 to £90; the full cost of OSCE from £992 to £794 and the resit cost of the OSCE from £496 to £397

Registration requirements

    Updated English language requirements
– we now accept an overall score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7.0 in listening, reading and speaking
Removed 12 months’ post registration experience requirement

Shortage of Nurses: Hospital CEOs in UK Told To Travel Out to Hunt for Foreign Nurses

Hospital bosses should personally fly to low and middle income countries in a bid to recruit more foreign nurses to work in the NHS, policy experts have said.

Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund, said delegating hiring to private agencies risked Britain losing the “international competition” for foreign nurses and exacerbating staff shortages.

Instead, frontline managers and clinicians should travel to recruitment hotspots such as Manila and Delhi to personally sell the merits of a career in their hospital or region, he said.

A major joint report this week by the King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation predicts that nurse shortages in England will double to 70,000 in 2023-24 at the current rate.

The research partly blamed a four per cent drop in domestic applications for training places following the abolition of bursaries for nursing students in 2016.

Despite the shortage, the NHS in England is recruiting fewer trained nurses from abroad than in 2001 – around 1,600 currently – and should aim to increase this by an additional 5,000, the report found.

“There is big competition across the world these days for nursing staff because there is a global shortage,” said Mr Murray, who was formerly director of strategy at the Department of Health.

“NHS bosses should not rely solely on recruitment agencies to find overseas staff.

“They should play an active role in the effort, working across regions to coordinate efforts.”

On top of difficulties attracting foreign nurses to the NHS in the first place, trusts often struggle to retain the staff beyond one or two years. Mr Murray said this is because foreign nurses too often arrive lacking a clear idea of what living and working in Britain will be like, particularly those recruited to rural areas.

The report found that trusts such as Yeovil District Hospital have surmounted this by sending senior staff on up to three recruitment drives in a single year to the Philippines and Dubai, where they were able to personally advocate the merits of life in rural Somerset.

At one point last year the trust did not have a single nursing vacancy on any of its wards. It is now recruiting on behalf of several other NHS organisations, a model already adopted in the North of England.

“They

[hospital managers ]

are best placed to assess applicants and can offer an honest opinion of life in the UK and the realities of working in the NHS,” said Murray.

“This approach has benefits for the new recruit and the NHS. “It allows overseas professionals to make an informed decision about whether to relocate to the UK, and it helps NHS trusts to select applicants who are attracted to the qualities of their local area.”

Critics have accused clunky visa rules for applicants from non-European Economic Area countries for hampering the recruitment effort.

However, some of these have been recently relaxed, such as a cap on the number of workers in certain salary groups.

So-called Tier 2 visas demand a £30,000 minimum salary, but the Home Office has confirmed that the nursing will remain on a shortage occupation exemption list until 2021, when the policy will be reviewed.
Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/23/hospital-bosses-told-get-plane-find-foreign-nurses-work-nhs/

How Nurse Can Relocate to UK with their Spouse

*RELOCATING WITH YOUR HUSBAND TO THE UK* .

 

👇👇👇👇👇👇

*By Emeka Nwosu*

 

If you are a nurse in this group,you need to know the following:

 

1. It is best if you travel together with your husband,the process is easier,you only need to present your marriage certificate and any other supporting document like few wedding pictures to prove your marriage status.

 

2. You will pay for visa application about 800 dollars and National health insurance surcharge for your husband,this will cost about 600 pounds for 3 years,an increase is proposed for NHS surcharge but it is yet to be implimented.

 

3. You can use your Certificate of sponsorship to apply for yourself and your husband if you do not have children yet or you are not travelling with your children,all you need extra is to have some money to lodge your husband in a hotel and then get a place after you must have arrived the UK,a house to be shared with others will be most preferable as you try to adapt and know exactly what will suite the family.

 

4. If you want to come with your children,you need to keep 630 pounds for each of your children,this money should be in your bank account or that of your husband for a period of 3 months,this is an evidence that you have money to support your family until your husband stabilizes,so make arrangement for this money to be kept in your account once you pass your CBT,even before you get an agency to process your relocation to make it smooth,you will also pay visa application fee,health insurance surcharge for each of your children,i usually advice people to come with their spouse and maybe a child,depending on how much you have,it is also adviceable to borrow this money and keep in the bank,borrow and pay when you come over,it will be more than worth it i can gurantee you that.

 

5. Immediately your husband arrives, and collects his residence permit,you can help him to call National insurance office that same day to book an appointment for National insurance number interview,he can only work when he has gotten this number and it takes 2 to 3 weeks,yours is provided even before you arrive by your employers so you dont have to apply.

 

6.You need to inform your huband that their are plenty of job for him to choose from but it will come with time, he can start with a support work job which is easily available even without experience,support work deals with observing children,youth and young adults in various settings to ensure that theu are safe,supported with daily living,you will be well paid enough to pick your bills while you plan for your dream job.

 

7. Fire men,Prison Officers with other military jobs are currently available,they are well paid jobs,Africans with resident permits are qualified and can key in to this opportunities.

 

8. If your husband or spouse is an Engineer,skilled worker of any field including accountant,Geologist,information technology and any other field that may not be included in their high demand list,i want to assure you that many people are getting jobs in these areas based on their level of experience,he can move with you,attend job interviews within his field,chances of securing a job is over 70 percent,you may not get the best innitially but what you will get will be worth the risk of relocation.

 

9. Please ensure that you get an international drivers licence while coming,it will cost you between 25 to 30 thousand in naira,you will be glad you did, their driving test that can give you a licence to drive in the UK is quit challenging so you need a licence that can help you drive and gain on hand experience before picking up their exam and licence,you will thank me latter.

 

10.Start small,small apartment,small job,small income,small location and grow from there,you cannot get it all at once if you want to be happy,take a gradual step,dont compete with anyone,avoid London as much as you can with its surrounding cities,they are ridiculously expensive.

 

11. Learn how to do little house repairs,how to change your ligh

UK NMC 2018 Review of Nursing Registration Process for Foreign Nurses

The nurses and midwives on our register must meet the same high standards we set, no matter where they’ve trained.

 

Because nurses and midwives from outside the EEA won’t have trained in the UK against our standards, we have additional processes in place to check that they meet our requirements.

 

We’re now reviewing our existing processes to make sure these are as straightforward as they can be and that we provide the right level of support to everyone who wants to register with us.

 

Why we’re carrying out a review

Our current overseas process has been in place since 2014. We know that there are many areas where it could be improved and we’ve had feedback from applicants and employers on their experiences that we want to respond to so that we can make our processes simpler and quicker for candidates.

 

We also need to update our tests and processes to reflect our new education standards, as well as the introduction of nursing associates, a new healthcare role, in January 2019.

 

What we’re reviewing

We’re reviewing all parts of our registration process including how candidates submit their application, the fees they pay, how they demonstrate they meet our UK standards and the evidence we require of their English language capability.

 

As part of this we’re looking to introduce a new system that will allow applicants to prepare and submit their application to us online and track its progress.

 

Give us your views

We want to hear about your experiences of our overseas registration process and your views on how it could be improved.

 

You can hear more about our proposals, ask questions and share your views at one of our upcoming events.

 

These will be a mix of group workshops and online webinars.

 

To attend the webinar go to https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-outside-the-eueea/reviewing-our-registration-processes-for-nurses-and-midwives-from-outside-the-eea/

NMC OSCE Review: OSCE Revision For Nurses

APIE commonly mistakes:
1. Hand hygiene frequency
2. 3-way check identification
3. Allergy to food, drugs, and latex -its reactions as well
4. Preferred Name to be called my patient
5. Incomplete Obs Chart
6. Incorrect NEWS scoring (did not include Oxygen to the score)
7. Full 2mins checking of PR and RR
8. Did not properly address traps (table, stick, pillows on top)
9. Call bell
10. Showing compassion to the patient
11. Not having a S.M.A.R.T. planning
12. Did not include specific time and date in the re evaluation plan.
13. Copying of interventions from the 1st planning problem
14. Signature and Safe in Planning
15. Paracetamol traps in the implementation.
(overdosage 4grams/day only, patient underweight, previously given paracetamol, specific instruction to give – ex. for pyrexia)

16. Giving meds that is due for tomorrow
17. Not enough time in the implementation
18. Did not address the IV
19. Double checking of identity in the implementation
20. Touching the tablet.
21. Forgot to check drug expiry
22. Wrong dosage given
23. Forgot to inform patient of the drug’s indication and side effects.
24. Not giving tablets in separate drug cup.
25. Allergy to Penicillin – given Co Amoxiclav
26. Forgot to code drugd not given and write at the back of drug chart
27. Did not see the drug was coded by other nurse thereby including it to the drugs given in the evaluation.
28. Did not sign and write date in the evaluation.
29. Did not include the diagnosis in the reason for admission
30. Write or added an info in the evaluation which was not done in the API.
31. Incomplete drugs in the drugs given and drugs omitted in the evaluation.

NMC IELTS News: Relaxing of Nurse Language Test Welcomed

NMC IELTS News

A DECISION to relax stringent language tests for foreign nurses has been welcomed.

The move by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could help ease GWH’s nursing shortages, directors said.

All nurses and midwives who want to work in the UK must register with the NMC.

Up until now, foreign nurses were required to pass the International English Language Test System (IELTS) – an exam branded as too broad and not sufficiently nursing-related by many would-be UK health workers.

However, from this week the NMC will accept the more work-based Occupational English Test (OET) as an alternative for nurses keen to work in the UK.

Additionally, foreign nurses will be allowed to register with the NMC without passing the language tests if they can prove that they have taken a nursing qualification taught and examined in English or practiced for at least a year in a country where English is the first and native language.

The move has been welcomed by bosses at Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

At a meeting of the trust’s board of directors, chief nurse Hilary Walker said that the new English language tests were “helpful, in as much as nurses will be examined in the context of healthcare”.

The hospital has six people booked onto the first available OET exam in December.

In an interview with the Adver last week, Lili Baleanu, a staff nurse who travelled to Swindon from Romania, questioned the value of the IELTS.

“It is a very difficult exam, especially because it has nothing in common with nursing. They want you to have an academic level of English. They’ll ask you about anything,” said Lili, who was asked to write an essay about fuels for one test paper.

GWH’s human resources chief welcomed the changes to the qualification requirements – but said that more work was needed to make it easier to recruit from abroad.

HR director Oonagh Fitzgerald told the Adver: “We are pleased the Nursing and Midwifery Council has acted on the concerns that many NHS organisations, including ours, have had for some time about the lengthy process fully qualified nurses from overseas have to go through to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language.

“However, we still feel these changes do not go far enough in making the NHS – one of the most highly regarded employers in the world – accessible to the thousands of healthcare staff across the globe who aspire to bring their talent and skills to the UK.

“While there clearly is a need for a robust testing system, it needs to be one that works for all healthcare staff and until we get to that point, we will continue to call for further changes to be made.”

Source:http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15637410.Relaxing_of_nurse_language_test_welcomed/