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Overseas nurses back English language test changes

Survey of candidates for the IELTS exams finds most think the overhaul of language requirements will help solve nursing shortages in the UK

Overseas-trained nurses back the newly announced changes to the English language test requirements for working in the UK, a survey suggests.

A survey of around 400 candidates for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams found 60% believe an overhaul of the language requirements will help solve current nursing shortages here.

Alternative test

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) this week announced changes to the system used to test the English language skills of overseas nurses and midwives applying to join the UK nursing register. The changes include the use of an alternative test to check overseas nurses and midwives language skills, and removing the language test requirement for overseas nurses who trained, practised

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