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13th October 2017

Overseas nurses – language test revamp

An alternative language test to check foreign nurses’ communication skills could occur “within weeks” following an “overwhelmingly positive” response to a consultation on the changes, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.

Employers, including Care Forum Wales members, have expressed growing concerns that the International English Language Testing System exam – the only test currently used by the Nursing and Midwifery Council – is too academic, which is exacerbating recruitment problems. Find out more here.

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