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Updated NMC news could ease staffing shortages for private nursing and residential care homes

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​The changes to the English language requirements previously announced by the NMC came into effect yesterday, ​Wednesday 8th February and will be fully operational by the summer.

We outlined the changes in one of our earlier blogs but this blog addresses how these changes will be advantageous for UK employers of permanent international nurses, senior health care assistants, health care assistants and support workers.

As well as being good news for the international nursing community there are wider implications for private health and social care sector employers. Some of these advantages are listed below:

  • This new flexibility will benefit employers by enabling them to reduce costs by recruiting senior health care assistants who are registered nurses in their country of origin. These individuals will be qualified to carry out many of the responsibilities of a registered nurse such as the administering of medication.

  • By recruiting experienced overseas nurses as senior care assistants savings will be made on the standard international nurse recruitment expenses such as OSCE/CBT Training and exam Fees.

  • Employers will benefit from a greater supply of international nurses and care assistants to support their permanent staffing solutions.

  • Recruit senior health care assistants who can be promoted to a registered nurse position after they have worked for the employer for 12 months. The employer will be able to provide supporting information if their employee has worked for them for a minimum of 12 months and has missed out on the required IELTS/OET score meaning more flexibility for nurses relocating to the UK to gain their NMC pin.

  • Ease the transition from senior carer to registered nurse as the individual will have experience of working in the particular care environment with its unique culture and systems.

How Nursingjobs UK can help employers

We can help health care organisations like yours reduce their skill shortage with experienced international nurses and care assistants, ethically recruited in accordance with the World Health Organisation guidance on International Recruitment.   

NursingjobsUK have helped many health care providers with time bound and cost effective recruitment projects.  Having successfully placed nurses and care assistants in private hospitals, nursing homes and care homes across the UK we have a proven track record in recruiting international nurses and other health care professionals.  

We have international candidates immediately available and keen to relocate to the UK and have helped organisations such as The Priory Group, Four Seasons Health Care and Caring Homes with their recruitment projects. 

To discuss your recruitment project get in touch by calling 0203 4057168 or click here to fill in our enquiry form outlining your requirements.

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