My wife is a qualified (for Thailand) nurse who speaks very good English and wants to continue nursing when she moves to the UK. Given the shortage of Nurses and Doctors the NHS is suffering from does anyone know of any problems she may encounter when applying for nursing jobs?
Yes - qualifications. I think you need to check whether Thai nursing qualifications are accepted in the UK. But last time I looked, there were plenty of Filipino's working in the NHS.
Originally Posted by PsiCorps
Send of an Email to the Royal College of Nursing, this could be a starting point, UK NARIC are the organisation that compares foreign qualifications to UK ones, good luck with this, nurses do a terrific job IMHO, quite a few of my Mrs ex-students have became nurses....
Originally Posted by PsiCorps
Hi Im a British specialist Nurse (many many years lol. )
The Nursing Midwifery Council is our registration and disciplinary Governing body. You have to register to work. It is not a Union. annual fee £120 year for the privilege of us providing a public service. Bare with me will dig out the info for you later (have prior engagements this morning), She will need to pass an English IELTS 7 but this is controversial and under review at the moment. Her certificates including transcripts other courses and any post Grad / specialist courses. Also a police check. Unfortunately like everything in UK there are fees involved BY the NMC registration body . currently There are different fees for different stages of the application process:Application for nursing/midwifery £140
Part 1 test of competence (CBT) £130
Part 2 test of competence (OSCE) £992
Admission onto our register £153
Total £1415 Rip off. In meantime stat here. https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/...ide-the-eueea/ and download the links PDFs and send them to her ( they do not come i Thai. https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/...-requirements/ https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/...-registration/
Some types of Overseas training require a bridging course to meet EU/UK standards which means working as a student or under supervision for up to a year. (Depends on employer)
Thai Nurses are University Grads and some duel qualified as midwives, WE have a few senior nurses amongst our Thai family and have been asked about helping other nurses with the English medical English etc / procedure to come to work here.
There are recruitment drives going on in the Philippines and India but usually done by teams of people from particular hospitals or agencies from UK who go there and arrange every thing from jobs fairs interviews to immigration.
Can you let me know where she works current post, any specialisation and where she trained/ Uni and where she will live when here and i can guide you better. PM me if you like. I am familiar with many hospitals in BKK as I used visit them with my wife when she worked as Medical researcher.
I was hospitalised at Payathai 2 Hospital in BKK 5 years ago and was quite impressed with all the staff i met.
If i can help i will. Stephen
Last edited by stevie57; 31st May 2018 at 09:13.
I've had a good read through those links above. The NMC don't make it easy for nurses outside of the EU. (or for those of us in the UK) Once the process starts it looks quite quick but like everything with them the key and what will take a bit of time is going to be getting everything you need done, translated, copied and uploaded and passing English to the required level and doing it in the correct order for the NMC.She will also need to prepare a potfolio and provide proof of a certain amount of hours of study days, any on the job training lectures conferences attended etc for the last 3 years They are sticklers for correct paperwork and procedure and will reject applications.
There are two types of English Test IELTS at level 7 or OET Occupational English Test specific for health professionals OET is based around role play, and work related conversations with other health colleagues. more details in following links https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/ There is only one venue in Thailand that does this exam is the AUA Language Centre Payathai Road BKK and tests are done monthly not sure of price.
https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/venues/12356/ Ive only just found out about OET so am going to research it further.
The Part 1 OSCE test can be done in Thailand as its online BUT the part 2 OSCE can only be done in the UK at an accredited University. I believe the Uni can impose their own fee. on top of the £992 the NMC charges. OSCE are clinical knowledge tests. theory scenarios and pt 2 includes practical.
Tha NMC is financed by the Nursing and Midwifery Proffession and is self funding hence large fees, in order to remain on the register we pay a fee every year currently £120 plus we have to sign statemets that we are good character are fit to practice, remain up to date and maintain portfolios of various thingss and complete a certain amount of hours of training either formal or informal, per year Ad to work a precified minimum number of hours per year. Every 3 years we Revalidate by supplying written evidence, Audits and supervisors statements on various themes but dont worry about that now.
I hope this helps. Any questions especailly re NMC just ask.
Last edited by stevie57; 2nd Jun 2018 at 13:22.
I have some information but not all. I will get my wife to provide me with her work history and qualifications and post again when I have them.