Work Opportunity in the UK for Nurses

By a popular request, we have summarized the general guidance note on the processes involved in working in the UK as a nurse. Here it is below. We expect that this abridged version should be adequate, however, if for any reason you want the general idea on the entire process, you can read the general guidance note by clicking the link above.

The Process
For a Ghanaian nurse (RGN or RMN) to work in the UK now, they need to write and pass an English language proficiency test (IELTS or OET), begin the registration with the UK NMC and then write CBT.

Thereafter, one can look for vacancies in the UK via recruitment agencies or make direct contact with the employing health institutions to arrange an interview. Dreams Consult has a list of trusted agencies that can help you get a job in either an NHS facility, a private health facility – care homes and nursing home, etc.

After passing the interview, then you will be given an employment offer that will spell out the terms of the contract and other incentives. Once you accept the offer, the employer will obtain a certificate of sponsorship in your name and apply for a visa.

The visa success for this category of visa for healthcare worker is 99% so there is a very high chance that every nurse from Ghana will get this visa if they go through all the processes. Once obtained, a flight will be booked for the candidate and accommodation arranged. Within the first 3 months of arrival into the UK, candidates need to write and pass OSCE before being fully admitted to the register.

Cost Involved
1. IELTS registration fee 1,727 Cedis (refundable by the employer)
2. CBT registration fee 770 cedis (83 pounds) (refundable by the employer)
3. UK NMC registration fee 140 pounds about 1200 Cedis (refundable by the employer)
4. Ghana NMC clearance fee 550 cedis
5. Tuberculosis Test certificate fee 600 Cedis
6. Police clearance certificate 120 Cedis
We provide IELTS and OET training at a fee and CBT for free.

Any cost which is not included above are normally paid by the employers. For example, the visa and insurance fees, plane ticket and temporary accommodation and even a relocation package are borne upfront by the employer.

Processing Time
Usually, one will need one month to three months to go through all the processes.

You can always contact us for the preparation and registration for the English language exams (IELTS or OET) and the CBT.

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Work in the UK as a Midwife

First of all, the process involved in migrating to work in the UK as a midwife is no different from what nurses go through. You can read the details of that process here. However, there are a few differences as a result of the relatively lower demand for midwives.


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  1. Please will I be accepted to work in UK just after national service in Ghana and have passed both IELTS and CBT exams?

  2. Good Day Dreams Consult.

    Please how do I go through or start with the IELTS Registration?

  3. Please I just finished my NSS and my PIN is not in yet can I apply?

  4. Good evening dream consult
    Please how do I start the ielts preparation