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Arrival in the UK

On your arrival in the UK, you will be received by our representative at the airport who will travel with you to your accommodation. The representative will provide you with a brief idea of further cause of action. 

On your first week in the UK, your hospital will give you a full induction, about their hospital, including a tour and tell you everything you need to know to help you settle in and find your way.

Once you have completed your induction, the hospital will then support you in preparing for your OSCE test. On completion of your OSCE test, you will have your ID check with the NMC to allow you to apply for your NMC pin, so you can formally work as a registered general nurse.

We will assist you with the following to help you settle once you arrive in the UK:

  • National Bank Account

  • Opticians

  • Insurance Number 

  • Schools

  • Doctors

  • Accommodation

  • Dentists

  • Bills

 

We will be in touch at regular intervals after you start to offer ongoing support, please see our details below. We are happy to help with any queries you may have.

Know the UK

Brief History

  • Constituent Countries –         England, Scotland, Wales, Northern  Ireland

  • Capital –                                    London

  • Official Language -                  English

  • Reg.& Minority Lang.-             Scots, Ulsterscots, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Gaelic, Irish

  • Government -                          Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

  • Monarch -                                 Elizabeth II

  • Time Zone -                              UTC- (Greenwich Mean Time, WET) 

  •  Summer -                                 UTC+1(British Summer time , West)

  • Driving Side -                            Left

  • Calling Code -                           +44

  • Internet  TLD -                          .UK

  • Currency -                                 Pound Sterling – Great Britain Pound

  • Domestic Electricity-               Plug type : G Voltage : 230 V Frequency : 50 HZ

  • Ethnic Groups -                        White 87.1%, Asian 7.0%Black 3.0% Mixed   2.0% Others 0.9%

  • Population -                             66.65 Million

  • Area -                                        2,42,500 Sq.Kms (Approx)

  • National Flag -                         Union flag              

  • National Animal -                    Lion(England), Bulldog(Britain), Redkite(Wales), Unicorn(Scotland)

  • National Anthem -                 'God Save the Queen'

  • Main Immigrant Lang.-          Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Sylheti, Gujarati, Arabic, Bengali

  • Economy -                               One among the top 10 richest country in the world

  • Familiar Sport-                        Cricket , Favourite Sport -  Football

  • National Food –                      Chicken Tikka Masala

Registrations

  • Registering with a GP

  • Occupational Health clearance

  • DBS Check

  • HCPC Registration

  • NMC Registration

  • GMC Registration

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Registering with a GP

A GP (General Medical Practitioner) is a local family doctor. GPs are your first point of contact when you feel unwell.

Why to register with a GP?

  • Registering with a GP makes it that much easier to get help when you are unwell.

  • GPs can offer you advice and refer you to a specialist if need be.

  • You need to register with a GP as soon as you can when you arrive in England so you can see the GP when you are sick.

  • Surgeries work on an appointment basis, which means that you must phone ahead and make an appointment.

  • You can register with any GP in your local area as long as they have space for new patients.

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What are the costs involved?

  • There is no charge to register with a GP in England.

  • Prior to your first appointment with a GP, you will need to provide details of your medical history.

  • A nurse will also record your height, weight and blood pressure.

  • When registering, you will need to provide the following details:

• Name

• UK address

• Date of birth

• Medical card details (if you have one)

Doctor Taking Notes

Can I change my GP?

You have the right to change practices if you wish to.

  • Many people switch practices because they:

  • Have moved into a new area

  • Have moved outside the catchment area of their current practice

  • Experienced problems in their relationship with the current practice

  • Were removed from the patient list

  • For more information visit - www.nhs.uk

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Occupational Health Clearance

  • An Occupational Health Assessment is a medical examination performed by an Occupational Health Physician.

  • The primary purpose of an occupational health assessment is to prevent work-related injuries.

  • They can also identify any pre-existing conditions that make an employee more at risk of certain hazards.

  • Most often, they determine whether an employee is physically suited for a particular job.

  • Together with the job offer, you are usually sent an Occupational Health Clearance form.

  • You must complete this and send it back to the Hospital Medical Staffing Department.

  • The questions will be about your health history (e.g. vaccinations and diseases that you have had in your life).

  • You must also provide your Hepatitis B status and evidence of immunity to Rubella, Varicella and TB.

  • Once your employer receives this form, it is sent to the Occupational Health Department which then performs a ‘paper clearance’ based on the information that you have provided.

  • Prior to starting your new job, you may have an appointment with the Occupational Health Department within the hospital to discuss your results further.

  • There are many different types of occupational health assessments. The type of assessment you receive will depend on your job and comes in different forms.

  • Pre-employment health checks: It's offered to new workers to identify any health-related issues that require support while at work.

  • NHS Health Checks: Offered to everybody in England every five years.

  • Health checks/lifestyle checks: There are general health checks offered to staff as part of an employee assistance programme.

  • Health surveillance: Regular checks for existing personnel. It may be a legal requirement if your staffs after exposure to dangerous substances at works.

DBS Check

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

What do they do?

  • The Disclosure and Barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

  • DBS also maintains the adults' and children's Barred Lists and makes considered decisions as to whether an individual should be included on one or both of these lists and barred from engaging in regulated activity.

  • Employers can check the criminal record of someone applying for a role.

  • You can request a more detailed check for certain roles, for example in healthcare or childcare.

  • When you arrive in the UK, your new employer will apply for a DBS check.

  • DBS (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) is similar to a police check that you already have from your native country.

  • Once you have arrived in the UK, you will need to provide a copy of a recent overseas police check (within the last three months) and complete a form.

  • You will be asked to fill in an application form and provide some original documents and detailed information with regards to your previous addresses.

  • You will need to make sure that there are no gaps in your address history; otherwise, your application will not be processed.

  • Once complete, your employer will check and submit your form.

  • Within three to four weeks you will receive a certificate which is valid for one year.

  • Your employer will pay for your DBS check. 

Document Review

Checking levels

  • There are Four level of Checks involved :

  • Basic Check , which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions

  • Standard Check , which shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings

  • An enhanced check, which shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role

  • An enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role

  • There are different rules for getting a criminal record check in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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