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Latest News from 28/11/18 (Source: NMC)

Change to English language requirements for nurses and midwives get green light

Proposals to change the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) were given the go-ahead by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today.

Following the change nurses and midwives will still be required to achieve a minimum overall level of 7 in the test. However, a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.

The decision follows widespread engagement with key stakeholders, who told the NMC that, despite being able to communicate to a high level in English, many nurses and midwives taking the IELTS test were just missing out on achieving a level 7.

The moderate and proportionate change is in line with the NMC’s commitment to better, safer care and will ensure that only those nurses and midwives with the right skills, knowledge and command of English are able to work in the UK.

The change will take effect from 5 December 2018. IELTS results under two years old that meet the new requirements will be considered by the regulator.

The change is just one part of an extensive review the regulator is undertaking of its international registration processes.

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“As a result of discussion held with shareholders , NMC UK would have realised that despite being able to communicate on a higher level in English many of the nurses and midwives have just fell short of reaching the level 7 margin.”

“So, the NMC’s Council has proposed to change IELTS requirement for nurses from an individual band score of 7, it would be cut down to a score range of 6.5 in writing and alongside 7 for rest of the modules”

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NMC proposes changes to English language test

Proposed change to IELTS requirement to be considered by NMC’s Council next week

Our Council will consider proposed changes to the requirements for nurses and midwives from outside the UK taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS). This is part of our extensive review of international registration.

Under the proposal, nurses and midwives will be required to continue to achieve a minimum overall level of 7 in the IELTS test, but in future a level 6.5 in writing would be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.

The NMC has consulted widely with stakeholders and heard that despite being able to communicate to a high level in English, many nurses and midwives taking the IELTS test were just missing out on achieving a level 7.

Emma Broadbent, Director of Registration and Revalidation at the NMC said:

“Nurses and midwives from outside the UK are a vital part of our workforce, without them the health and care system as we know it simply wouldn’t exist.

“We absolutely recognise that good communication is essential to safer, better care and people can be assured that only those who can communicate to a high standard in English will be able to join our register.

“We also recognise the current workforce is under significant pressure, with the number of vacancies are well documented. The change proposed would increase flexibility for highly skilled professionals coming to the UK without compromising safety.”

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, said:

“Good communication between nurses, midwives and patients is of paramount importance to the safety and care of patients.

“We are really pleased that the NMC continues to carefully progress reforms to the system of language testing, and believe these recommendations balance the need to protect the public with improved access for much needed nursing talent.”

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said

“Health Education England (HEE) is working closely with the NMC to ensure that high quality international nursing graduates who wish to work and learn in the NHS can provide the safest, highest quality healthcare to people in this country. HEE welcomes this announcement and will continue to support the NMC in ensuring the highest possible standards are achieved by the NHS workforce.”

If approved, the proposed changes will take effect in the coming weeks. Until then applicants must achieve a level 7 in all areas of the test in order to meet our

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