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Make OET part of your international recruitment and training workflow
Discover how and why a growing number of NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations are embedding OET into their international recruitment and training programmes.
The value of OET to the NHS
Safeguards patients and ensures quality care
Overseas staff with OET have the standard of English needed for safe and effective practice as determined by the NMC, GMC and other UK regulators.
Who recognises OET?
Speeds up the recruitment process
Comfort with the healthcare context of the test and extensive preparation support helps candidates be successful, moving through to registered status faster than before.
How to prepare for OET
Supports with English beyond the test
The practical tasks in OET mimic those encountered in the workplace, so recruits with OET are ready for day 1 on the wards.
What’s in the Test?
Althea D’Oyley Bowen
Head of Nursing Recruitment
at King’s Commercial
Royal Devon and Exeter
NHS Foundation Trust
Matron for Practice Education
at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster
Deputy Director of Nursing
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS
Yeovil and Distict
NHS Foundation Trust
Director of HR & OD at Yeovil District
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Shelagh Meldrum
Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Nurse
Ongoing support with English language
“Even though I studied hard with an OET preparation provider and passed OET, I still have to keep learning English.”
Shinu, OET candidate from India now working in an English-speaking setting
Our Living the Language guides provide guidance and top tips for overcoming
the communication challenges commonly faced by healthcare professionals moving to work in English-speaking settings.
Access the guides
Clinical Educators’ Workshops
Designed for anyone involved in the training and development of overseas staff, our English workshops provide practical advice on how to support employees
with passing their OET or improving their English in general.
Email here for details
OET is proud to partner with UK healthcare organisations on national programmes in support
of international recruitment and workforce development.
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