New Visa Norms in Place – Medical Practice in the UK Becomes Simple

New Visa Norms in Place – Medical Practice in the UK Becomes Simple


The UK has changed visa norms by removing the two separate English test requirement. Thus Practicing medicine will become a simple matter for nurses, doctors, and other professionals involved in healthcare as per the stand of British Council. 

The Norms Get A Change


Earlier the norms required candidates to clear separate tests one for registering with a regulator in healthcare and the other for immigration purpose. The British Council is in charge of conducting IELTS for English language speakers that are non-native.  This development serves well to the aspiring Indian and global professionals, involved in healthcare.

Earlier the candidates had to appear for an exam like IELTS/OET for registering with Nursing and Midwife Council and also for the General Medical Council, they being two healthcare boards in UK. Additionally, there was a norm of clearing the IELTS for applying to get the visa. The British Council stated that as the benchmark of testing English for registration as the healthcare professionals was high, there was a need to avoid the duplication and also to change the visa norms. 

Indians are Welcome


Furthermore, this will make it easy in practicing medicine in the United Kingdom. This move was welcomed by many. With this streamlining hospitals and medical practices across the Kingdom will find it extremely easy to access the required staff that they need in a quick manner.

India is a large source country for doctors in the NHS and at present 25,281 doctors gaining their medical qualifications from India work in it. Additionally its reliance will increase after the UK leaves the EU and all the doctors trained in EU will not possess the right to work there.

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