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Information for trained nurses who would like to come to work in the UK - how to register for nursing work in England and Wales

Prohealthcare is a Nurse Agency with many years experience of finding work for nurses in England and Wales.  

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If you have decided you would like to come and work in England or Wales, the first thing you must do is apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Nursing and Midwifery Council is the organisation in the United Kingdom which is responsible for the regulation and training of nurses and midwives. Please be aware that this process may take a long time and it is important that you start your application several months before you intend to arrive in England. Contact us when you decide to apply and we can advise you as your application progresses. As soon as your NMC decision letter arrives we can look for the perfect job for you.

If you use this link Joining-the-NMC-register you will find the information you need to start your application.

Another useful website is www.rcn.org.uk - the Royal College of Nursing - which offers all sorts of advice and useful links.


Are you a nurse who trained outside the European Union?

If you are a registered nurse or midwife who trained outside the European Union, then in order to work as a nurse in the United Kingdom you must be registered with the NMC and have the appropriate work permit or visa. If you use this link www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk you will find the information you need about applying to work in the United Kingdom.

To get in touch with us you can telephone us on +44 (0)117 9736 161 and we will try to help with practical advice and support for your application and NMC registration. Or you can email us at overseas@prohealthcare.co.uk

Good luck!



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