NHS

Make OET part of your international recruitment and training workflow

Contact Us

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?

Success Stories

Read Now

Kings Commercial

Althea D’Oyley Bowen
Head of Nursing Recruitment
at King’s Commercial

Royal Devon and Exeter
NHS Foundation Trust

Jane Dorothy
Matron for Practice Education
at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster
NHS Trust

Cathy Hill
Deputy Director of Nursing
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust

Yeovil and District
NHS Foundation Trust

Mark Appleby
Director of HR & OD at Yeovil District
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Shelagh Meldrum
Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Nurse

NHS Brochure

Browse Now

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

Living the language

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

Key Partners

OET is proud to partner with UK healthcare organisations on national programmes in support of international recruitment and workforce development.