Doctors, nurses need not take TOEFL, IELTS exam to practice
Doctors, nurses, dentists and mid-wives who wish to practice in the UK will no longer have to appear for English language tests like TOEFL and IELTS as the country will now accept scores of Occupational English Test (OET) which the candidates have to anyway clear for registering with the relevant healthcare regulator. The OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals, who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

The candidates had to earlier take OET to register with Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council, which are the two healthcare boards in the UK, as well as TOEFL or IELTS like exam to apply for visa. “The UK Home Office has streamlined English language testing ensuring that doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives, who have already passed an English language test accepted by the relevant professional body, do not have to sit another test before entry to the UK on a Tier 2 visa,” said Sujata Stead, CEO, Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, which conducts the OET.

“This change which was announced last week will make sure that hospitals and medical practices across the country will be able to access the staff they need more quickly,” she added. The change will apply to all Tier 2 (General) visa applications submitted from October 1. The Occupational English Test (OET) is designed to meet the specific English language needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

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Dr. Y●●●●●●t G●●●●●i
Dr. Y●●●●●●t G●●●●●i Anaesthesiology
That doesn' t make a difference to me because I don' t want to serve for money to these Britishers with whom who had to fight for 150 yrs for freedom from their slavery!!!
Sep 25, 2019Like5
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
British people have contributed the most along with the Americans for the betterment of the world. TOEFL anyway, I don' t think was tough for better Indian students.
Sep 25, 2019Like2