GREAT NEWS FOR OVERSEAS NURSES
-NMC Inviting Overseas Nurses to join Covid-19 Temporary Register
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is taking immediate action by inviting additional overseas-trained nurses to join its Covid-19 temporary register to help strengthen workforce capacity in the immediate period and coming weeks. Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) centres remain open to support these professionals - some of whom will already be working in health and care settings – to continue their journey to permanent registration.
However, in the interests of supporting the current emergency situation as quickly as possible, NMC recognises the value of the temporary register running in parallel with this process so eligible candidates can choose to work as temporarily registered nurses with conditions of practice, if they wish to do so.
While the entire workforce is under significant pressure, current ring-fencing of maternity services is maintaining midwifery care for women, babies and families. NMC agreed that no overseas-trained midwives will be invited to join the temporary register at this time.
Who is invited to join the temporary register?
For overseas applicants and those who left the register four or five years ago
You must ensure that you are supervised any time you are working. Your supervision must consist of: