Applying to register in a new country can be challenging and we want to do all that we can to support you along the way.

We also advise you to contact an appropriate support organisation before submitting your application with us, as they will be able to provide further information and guidance about the application process. They will also be able to help you with wider support, such as work and career advice and personal or practical support.

  • Building Bridges Programme: is an NHS-funded partnership for all refugee health professionals living in London including nurses and midwives. The partnership provides careers advice, funding, language training, and support towards registration.
  • RefuAid: provides support to refugees and people seeking asylum and helps them to gain access to language tuition, education, finance and employment.
  • Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU): is part of the Building Bridges Programme based at London Metropolitan University. RAGU provides careers advice, employability and professional development training and support and funding for all refugee health professionals, with a special remit to work with nurses and midwives on behalf of the partnership.
  • The Refugee Council: is a charity that works with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They provide crisis advice, mental health counselling and practical support to help people to settle and integrate into their new community.
  • Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB):  is a charity that lifts displaced people out if displacement through skilled employment and migration pathways. TBB works in collaboration with NHS England, NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care, to place overseas trained nurses directly into UK nursing posts or pathways into nursing. 
  • REACHE supports refugee and asylum-seeking doctors, nurses and allied health professionals into NHS employment through a free integrated English language (OET) and clinical programme based at Salford Royal Hospital. It provides comprehensive pastoral support, CV advice, interview practice, preparation for the NMC (CBT & OSCE) and the GMC (PLAB) registration exams, supervised clinical placements and training in cultural and professional adaptation to the NHS.