Overseas skilled supply

COVID-19 sources of external staffing
The NHS hugely values staff from all over the world, especially at this time when they are playing a leading role in the NHS’s efforts to tackle COVID-19 and save lives.  

This section provides information on how you can support these overseas individuals here in the UK. It includes details on the ways overseas staff can join the regulators’ temporary registers, visa extensions for NHS staff, and a questions and answers page. 
COVID-19 sources of external staffing

Regulatory changes

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has created a temporary COVID-19 register for nurses who have left the register in the last three years to re-join, as well as overseas nurses who have not yet passed their OSCE

COVID-19 sources of external staffing

Visa extensions and changes to the application process

Learn more about visa extensions and changes to the application process in light of COVID-19

COVID-19 sources of external staffing

Questions and answers

Frequently asked questions on accessing the skills of overseas individuals based here in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic

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