Reviewing our registration processes for nurses and midwives from outside the EEA

The nurses and midwives on our register must meet the same high standards we set, no matter where they’ve trained.

Because nurses and midwives from outside the EEA won’t have trained in the UK against our standards, we have additional processes in place to check that they meet our requirements.

We’re now reviewing our existing processes to make sure these are as straightforward as they can be and that we provide the right level of support to everyone who wants to register with us.

Why we're carrying out a review

Our current overseas process has been in place since 2014. We know that there are many areas where it could be improved and we’ve had feedback from applicants and employers on their experiences that we want to respond to so that we can make our processes simpler and quicker for candidates.

We also need to update our tests and processes to reflect our new education standards, as well as the introduction of nursing associates, a new healthcare role, in January 2019.

What we're reviewing

We’re reviewing all parts of our registration process including how candidates submit their application, the fees they pay, how they demonstrate they meet our UK standards and the evidence we require of their English language capability.

As part of this we’re looking to introduce a new system that will allow applicants to prepare and submit their application to us online and track its progress.

Give us your views

We want to hear about your experiences of our overseas registration process and your views on how it could be improved.

You can hear more about our proposals, ask questions and share your views at one of our upcoming events. 

These will be a mix of group workshops and online webinars.

Event and locationDate and timeHow to register
Webinar for past, present and prospective applicants Tuesday 10 July, 15:30-16:30 Event finished
Webinar for employers Thursday 9 August, 16:00-17:00 Register online
Workshop in Glasgow Tuesday 21 August, 10:00-14:00 Register online
Webinar for everyone Thursday 23 August, 16:00-17:00 Register online
Workshop in Belfast Thursday 30 August, 10:00-14:00 Register online
Webinar for everyone Tuesday 4 September, 12:00-13:00 Register online
Workshop in London Thursday 13 September, 10:00-14:00 Register online
Workshop in Manchester Monday 17 September, 12:00-16:00 Register online
Workshop in Cardiff Wednesday 19 September, 10:00-14:00 Register online