Overseas Nursing Programme

Many international nurses and midwives come to practice and live in the UK. To work as a nurse or midwife, you must get registered to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which is the regulatory body of nursing and midwifery in the UK. When applying for the registration with the NMC, you must have a year of practice as a nurse or midwife. If you have been practicing for longer than this, then you need to complete at least 450 hours in the last 3 years. You can find out more about Registration Requirements for Overseas Nurses here. When your application meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council standard requirement, you will need to undertake the Overseas Nursing Programme in an approved education institution in the UK. You can find a list of approved education institution in the NMC’s website. The Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) is not available widely so, NMC recommends you to secure a place before travelling to the UK for the ONP. The Overseas Nursing Programme is categorized into two parts: Twenty days protected learning, and A period of supervised practice in the UK The time period in the supervised practice is about three months; all the candidates are required to cover it before registering with the NMC. The supervised practice is to qualify nurses and midwives under the United Kingdom system. In supervised course period nurses will develop their capabilities to take responsibilities like Communication, Quality of Care, Clinical Practice and Decision-Making, and Personal and Professional Development Training. In 20 days protected learning, you will cover topics like UK laws, health and safety issues, record-keepings, NMC Code of Conducts, drugs administration and your personal accountability as a registered nurse. You will only need to take the 20 days protected learning, if your educational and practical experiences taken in your home country closely matches the UK requirement for entrance to the registration. The ONP is designed to ensure fitness for practice in the UK for nurses who are trained outside the EEA. NMC checks all the proofs of your academic qualification, experience, IELTS test and then issue a decision letter. Your decision letter will confirm what part of the program you will undertake. You will have to complete the ONP in two years after the date of issue of the decision letter. If you don’t complete it within given time period, then NMC will close your application. Recruitment synergy is a medical recruitment agency in the UK. If you have any queries about registration with the NMC, please feel free to contact us anytime.


Medical Training In The NHS Is Too Reliant On Doctors’ Goodwill, GMC Warns

Recent survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that around a third of trainers are unable to fulfil their role of delivering training to junior doctors. In GMC’s “Training Environments 2017 “report, it claims that job plans do not allow senior doctors to fit in their responsibilities to deliver training to junior doctors. In its annual survey of more than 75,000 doctors, almost half told the GMC that in order to meet their responsibilities senior doctors work beyond their rostered hours each week. Trainees also reported that they did not always have time for training due to heavy workloads, although almost 60 per cent of those surveyed did feel encouraged to take study leave. According to the GMC, Trainee medics at NHS hospitals have to "fend for themselves" in emergency and other units. The chief executive of GMC, Charlie Massey said that the Trainee doctors are being asked to treat patients and make decisions beyond their abilities, creating "very clear risks to patients from doctors who may not know what they're doing. Massey warned that more must be done to value and support trainers, who are “the backbone of medical education.” He further added that employers must ensure that trainers have the resources and the time required for them to meet their educational responsibilities, with job plans that enable them to do so. Responding to the survey findings, the chief executive of NHS Employers, Danny Mortimer acknowledged the need for further culture change the ensure safe working conditions. Danny Mortimer claimed that since the new junior doctor contract was implemented, over 6,000 rotas have been redesigned to make them safe. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.


One In Five European NHS Doctors Plan To Quit UK, Survey Reveals

Latest survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) has found that almost a fifth of EU doctors have made plans to leave the UK following the Brexit referendum. Currently, EU workers make up around 7.7 per cent of the NHS Doctor workforce, and many more work in public health and academic medicine. But nearly half of those surveyed said that they were considering leaving the UK following its exit from the EU, and 29 per cent said that they were unsure about whether their future remained in the UK and 19 per cent said that they have already arranged to move elsewhere for work. When asked the reason that they were considering leaving the UK, the top three reasons cited were Brexit, uncertainty over future immigration rules and negative attitudes towards EU workers. The BMA has been urging the government, since the Brexit referendum, to act to protect the long-term stability of the UK’s health services once it leaves the EU. In particular, it said, it is important that any future immigration system must be sufficiently flexible; enable non-UK doctors to work in the country in future and protect doctors already working in the UK. BMA treasurer Andrew Dearden called this revelation “a real concern,” and argued that the NHS “would not be able to cope” without its EU doctors. It’s also vital that any future immigration system is flexible enough to ensure the National Health Service (NHS) can recruit and retain doctors and other NHS workers in sufficient numbers, he added. Responding to the BMA’s findings, the Director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery said that there is increasing evidence that Brexit is having an adverse impact on staff recruitment and retention in the NHS. She further added that the government must deliver certainty for EU staff. It should reassure them that their commitment to the NHS is greatly appreciated and will continue to be welcome. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact us for your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.


Brexiters Must Honour Additional Cash Pledge For NHS, Says Health Chief

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England has called on the Chancellor to honour the pledge made by Leave politicians during the Brexit referendum and by giving the NHS cash boost in the Budget this month. He warned that NHS performance would worsen and trust in politics would be damaged if the NHS did not get more. Speaking at the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham on 8 November, Stevens made the funding pledge of £350m per week to spend on the NHS, targeting the central government for the extra money. He added that the budget for the National Health Service (NHS) next year is well short of what is currently needed to properly look after our patients and their families in their time of greatest need. Speaking at the same event, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt said that the NHS should be first in line to receive any financial savings that come about as the result of Britain leaving the European Union. The chair of the British Medical Council (BMA) council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul said that the promise of extra funding for the NHS was a key issue at the ballot box during the Brexit referendum, and people rightly expect that promise to be honoured. This is vital in order to address the current crisis in health service, protect and improve patient care and put the NHS on a sustainable footing for the future, he added. Responding to Simon Stevens’ speech, the Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said that the College wholeheartedly backs his calls for significantly more investment in the NHS. NHS England’s assessment of the situation is sobering and will cause concern for patients up and down the country. RCGP need the government to ensure that NHS England’s GP Forward View, including £2.4bn extra a year for general practice and 5,000 more GPs, to be delivered in full as a matter of urgency, she added. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.


Ten Best Nursing Career Based On Salary and Demand

For any of your health issues, whenever you visit hospital, homecare or medical clinic or after any accident or illness, or even when you call a healthcare online, the first person you will interact is the nurse. Currently, over 377,191 registered nurses are practising live in the UK. In the UK, the nursing profession have given three designations on the basis of the work they do and the province they are in. Those designations are the Registered Nurses (RNs), Advanced Practitioners and Managers (Nurse). Based on these provinces and its features in the profession, here I have listed 10 best nursing career jobs in the UK. Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist Nurse anaesthetist administers anaesthesia patients. They are highly advance skilled nurses who work with the surgeons, anaesthesiologists, podiatrists and dentists to safely administer anaesthesia medications before major procedure. There average annual income is around £73,000. Chief Nursing Officers Usually, Chief nursing officers are important executives in the healthcare system and responsible for administrative works like leadership, strategic planning, senior nurse management in a health care organisation. These nurses develop means of improving patient care and staff relations, manage daily operations in the workplace, recruit and retain nurses, maintain regulations and compliance even develop nursing policies. These nurses must complete graduation in nursing and must be certified by the NHS and the organisation of employment. There average annual income is around £65000. Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) A midwife provides primary care to women and varied healthcare related to family planning advice, gynaecological exams and assistance in labour and delivery, prenatal care and neonatal care. Midwives often works on unpredictable hours due to unpredictable nature of childbirth even at patient’s home. Usually, there average annual income is £58,100.  Certified Legal Nurse Consultant A legal nurse consultant works in a law office or from their homes for government agencies, private corporations or insurance companies. They are registered nurse specialised in CLNC training to consult on medical related lawsuits combined with at least three years of working experience. These nurses research, assist discovery, review medical records, identify standards of care, locate expert witness and prepare reports and summaries. There average annual income is around £44780 to £57670. Orthopaedic Nurse Orthopaedic Nurse provides care for patients suffering from musculoskeletal ailments like arthritis and joint replacement. They educate patients on these disorders and different self-care and support systems available. These nurses annual income is around £46,000. Paediatric Endocrinology Nurse Paediatric Endocrinology Nurse deals with the young children suffering from illness and disorders of the endocrine system. They educate parents and children on the physical and sexual development issues related to endocrine system. There average annual income is around £45,000. Nurse Practitioner A nurse practitioner provides basic preventive health care if necessary, primary and specialty care to patients. Common areas of specialty for these practitioners are family practice, women’s health, acute health, paediatrics and gerontology and others. There average annual income is £40,000. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Gerontological Nurse practitioner holds specialised advanced degrees on geriatrics. They diagnose and manage patients for long-term and on debilitating conditions providing regular assessments for patient’s family. This nursing job needs special attention with comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients. There average annual income is around £45,000. Neonatal nurse Neonatal nurse care for sick and/or premature new born babies along with consultation for the newborn’s family at the critical period. There average annual income is £34,500. Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist develops uniform standards for quality care. They work together with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are met. These nursing professionals must complete Masters in Nursing Degrees expertise on populations, settings diseases, specific health problems like paediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, emergency room, women’s health, diabetes, oncology, psychiatric and rehabilitation. Usually, it needs a strong managerial skills and an ability to foresee potential staff/ patient conflicts. There average annual income is £32,500. Recruitment Synergy is a Medical Recruitment Agency based on London, UK. Remember us for Locum, temporary and permanent jobs across UK. We also provide consultation on preparing perfect CV on medical professionals' preferences. Contact us  for any of your queries on preparing medical CV, Migration to UK,Healthcare Recruiment and many more.


Nearly 600 Practices Affected In NHS Hack Attack, Finds Public Auditor

The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that nearly 600 GP practices were affected by the WannaCry cyber attack that caused havoc in the National Health Service in May this year. NAO report said that NHS trusts were left vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware attack because cyber-security recommendations were not followed. The report discloses that every NHS trust whose cyber security arrangements were checked before the breach had failed the inspection. NAO has criticised both Department of Health (DH) and NHS England for not doing enough to prevent cyber-attacks, arguing that there was no formal mechanism to assess whether trusts were conforming with guidelines to move away from outdated software like Windows XP before the WannaCry attack. According to the NAO, more than a third of trusts in England (34%) were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware attack in May. Nearly 19,500 medical appointments, including 139 potential cancer referrals, were estimated to have been cancelled, with five hospitals having to divert ambulances away. NHS England said no patient data had been stolen or compromised and praised the staff response. But the comptroller and auditor-general of the NAO, Sir Amyas Morse said in the report that WannaCry was "a relatively unsophisticated attack and could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security best practice." The chief clinical information officer for health and care at NHS England, Keith McNeil argued that luckily, no harm was caused to patients and there were no incidents of patient data being compromised or stolen. He further added that tried and tested emergency plans were activated quickly and hard-working NHS staff went the extra mile to provide patient care, keeping the impact on NHS services and patients to a minimum. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.