How Can I Work As A Nurse In The UK?
Do you want to know how you can work as a nurse in the UK? What are the qualifications for nurses to work in the UK? Then read more and find out.
It’s been brought to our attention that this information is no longer accurate. If you want to work as a nurse in the UK, please visit the Nursing & Midwifery Council
Telephone: +44 20 7333 6600.
If you have qualifications in nursing or midwifery obtained in the United States, you should seek the advice of the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) on any supplementary training you might need in order to work in the UK.
Many Continuing Education and graduate courses are also offered at a number of institutions, details of which are available from the relevant National Boards:
The English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
170 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1P 0HA, England
Telephone: +44 20 7388 3131
Fax: +44 20 7383 4031
The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland
22 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1NT, Scotland
Telephone:131 226 7371
Fax: 131 225 9970
The Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
Golate House, 2nd Floor, 101 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF1 1DX, Wales
Telephone: +44 222 261400
Fax: +44 222 261499
The National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Northern Ireland
RAC House, 79 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4JE, Northern Ireland
Telephone: +44 232 238152
Fax: +44 232 333298
All qualified nurses and midwives must seek professional registration with the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting before beginning employment in the Britain.
United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC)
23 Portland Place, London, W1N 4JT, England
Telephone: +44 20 7637 7181
Fax: +44 20 7436 2924
Nurses and midwives holding US citizenship must also obtain a work permit. Work permits are usually available only if nurses or midwives are needed to meet staffing requirements in a British hospital and if no suitable resident labor is available.