OSCE Test Centres Reopening for International Nurses: NMC Latest Update
NMC has announced that the OSCE test centres will reopen from 20th July 2020, allowing the nursing and midwifery professionals trained outside the EEA to complete their test in a safe, socially distanced way. The candidates are now able to book their tests, in any of the three test centres in the UK.
Candidates who have joined our temporary register to support the UK’s response to Covid-19 can now proceed to take the OSCE in order to join the permanent register and will receive priority booking.
Emma Broadbent, Director of Professional Regulation for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said: “Overseas nursing and midwifery professionals are a vital part of the UK’s health and care workforce and getting these test centres back up and running a key step on our journey to a new normal and is essential to ensuring highly skilled professionals can join our register in a timely way."
A working group will be established with the NMC and its partners to ensure test centre capacity and demand is planned and supported in the months ahead.