This English Language Check Procedure is designed to ensure that anyone working in the healthcare sector has the required level of English language competence to enable them to undertake their role efficiently, communicate effectively with colleagues, assure the delivery of safe care and enhance the patient experience (if working within an NHS or healthcare environment).
English language checks are mandatory for all candidates entering the NHS unless:
- The candidate has a degree taught in English.
- They are an applicant for Tier 2 (intra-company transfer) who is applying to extend their stay after their initial 3 years in the UK.
- They come from one of the English speaking countries as specified by the Home Office.
This document outlines the IELTS and PLAB English language check procedures and the pass marks required by each of the regulatory bodies for the candidate to be considered compliant.
It also covers professional registration renewal and compliance and audit processes required to remain compliant with NHS Employers Standards.
Length of document: 4 pages
Last reviewed / updated: 26.10.16
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