To work as a nurse or midwife in the UK you must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Once you are registered with the NMC you get a personal number unique to you; this is your NMC Pin.
From January 18th 2016 every EU nurse registering with the NMC will be required to pass an English language test -IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The IELTS exam is composed of four different modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking . Nurses wishing to register with the NMC must score a minimum of 7 in each module. A score of 7 is equal to C1/C2 in a standard English exam.
The entire NMC Application process is outlined out below. If you run into any difficulties during the registration process, give your TTM Consultant a call; they will be happy to help you in any way they can.
Log onto the NMC website and complete the form to apply for an NMC registration pack here. You should receive the application pack within 2 weeks. If you do not receive it, please call the NMC on 0044 207 333 6600 and ask them to send it again.
Tip: When you receive the application form, make a note of the PRN (Personal Reference Number) on the front page - you will need this for all correspondence with the NMC.
Section 1: Should already be complete with details from your online application
Section 2: Education and training
Section 3: Details of any criminal record you may have
Section 4: This is your Self Declaration: please ensure everything is correct before you sign and date it
Section 5: You will need your GP or Occupational Health Department in work to sign this off to confirm that you are medically cleared to practice. This is ONLY required if you have not completed the ‘Supporting Declaration of Good Health and Good Character for Admission to a Part of the NMC’s Professional Register’ form.
Supporting Declaration of Good Health and Good Character for Admission to a Part of the NMC’s Professional Register: this must be completed by the nursing board in the country you studied in.
Details of registration and practice: fill in details of any post qualification experience that you might have. You do not need to add information about volunteering work or training that you have done.
Registration or licensing authorities: fill in details of your nursing registration.
Misconduct: Tick the misconduct question, sign and date the form.
Double check everything and ensure it is all completed!
Don’t forget your supporting documentation!
Your application must be accompanied by certain supporting documents eg certified copies of your passport and nursing registration. Please read the list of required documentation carefully, taking note of which items must be translated and which ones certified.
Tip: The NMC will not begin to process your registration until they have received all your documents. Please make sure you send everything first time around! TTM is here to help; send your pack to your TTM Consultant and they will review your entire pack and documentation to ensure you have included everything you need before you submit it to the NMC.
Every document that must be certified also needs to be translated by an official translator and the original translation must be sent to the NMC. All certified documents must be the original copy – photocopies will NOT be accepted by the NMC. Certification requires an authority to sign the document, confirm the authenticity of the documents and that the said document represents a true copy.
Who can certify your documents?
The authority, who certifies your documents must also include their full name, profession and stamp on the certified copy.
Tip: When you sign a document please ensure your signature is consistent with signatures on your identification documents. If the NMC notices any inconsistencies between your signatures, they will request a statement from you confirming all signatures, which MUST be verified by a witness. The witness’ details must be provided as well. The aforementioned statement must contain your full name, PRN, full address and all variations of signature that you use.
Transcripts of Training
Transcripts of training MUST include a detailed list of all theory and clinical subjects with the number of clock hours stated alongside each one. Please note, your university can provide a key for the conversion of credits into hours if this is not possible. This will help to process the application quickly.
Supporting Documents for Nursing or Midwifery Post Registration Experience
Applicants MUST declare full employment and registration history. You should also provide certificates and verifications to cover all dates of practice.
Non EU/EEA applicants must submit registration certificate, declaration of good character or verification from every country/state they have been registered in or practised in. These MUST cover the entire duration of practice. You must also provide police clearance from every country/state you have practised or lived in since the age of 18.
EU/EAA applicants must provide a declaration of good character or Certificate of Current Professional Status (CCPS) from every country/state they have been registered in or practised in. You must also provide police clearance from every country/state you have practised or lived in since the age of 18.
When you send the application form and supporting documents to the NMC, you also must make a payment of £120. The NMC will not start processing your documents until they receive this payment.
We recommend that you make the payment on the same day that you send the documents. You can pay online here or over the phone on 0044 207 333 6600.
Once the NMC receive all your documents and the £120 fee, your application will go in the ‘Decision Queue’. Applications may remain in the decision queue for 8 – 12 weeks although sometimes they get processed sooner. If the NMC requires further documents, your application is taken out of the decision queue until they are received: this is why it is so important that you send everything together.
Tip: We recommend that you call the NMC on a weekly basis to get an update on the status of your application. It is in your best interests to do so: you cannot be paid as a nurse until your registration is complete.
When a decision has been made by the NMC and you are accepted onto the register, they will send you a declaration form to sign and return along with a final payment of £100. Once you return your declaration form and final payment, your Pin number will be posted to you within 3 – 4 weeks.
Remember! All correspondence with the NMC is by post. If you move after you begin the registration process, including when you relocate to the UK, you must contact the NMC to confirm your new address. If you do not do so, the NMC will continue to send documents to your old address.
If you run into any difficulties during the registration process, give your TTM Consultant a call; they will be happy to help you in any way they can.
TTM Healthcare are delighted to announce the addition of a new Manchester office to our network of UK offices, which was officially opened by Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. on the 20th of April 2018. This new office forms part of our three year multi-million-euro capital investment to deliver on our ambition to become the largest provider of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the UK. The Manchester office will employ a team of fifteen and build on our existing London presence, which currently manages the placement of one in five nurses recruited to the NHS from overseas. We are already on target to exceed €100 million in revenues for the first time in 2018 and the new Manchester office is part of our broader expansion plans to double our revenues and team within five years. These plans extend beyond our traditional healthcare staffing business to our Resilience Care division, which operates care facilities that provides outreach, respite and residential services for children and adults with disabilities, along with home-based services for those with complex medical needs. TTM Healthcare is an Enterprise Ireland supported company, with the official opening forming part of a trade mission to Manchester, aiming to reaffirm Ireland’s important trading relationship with the UK. Speaking at the opening, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. said: “It is always with a great sense of pride that I hear of Irish businesses expanding internationally, so I am particularly pleased to see at first hand the progress that TTM Healthcare is making. Historically, Ireland was known for the quality of healthcare professionals we trained in Ireland but who developed great careers in the UK. With TTM Healthcare, we’re seeing the Irish continuing with a spirit of excellence in healthcare, this time by providing multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to a range of healthcare providers across the UK.” Paula McDonnell, Managing Director of TTM Healthcare said: “Opening a new Manchester office marks the latest expansion of our international business adding to our existing presence in London and other markets such as Northern Ireland and the Middle East. By having a presence in Manchester it will support the delivery of ambitious plans to be a best-in-class provider of staffing, complex care and disability solutions to organisations and service users right across Europe.” Pat Breen T.D., Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Business said: “TTM Healthcare is a very valued member of the enterprise community in County Clare and it is wonderful to see them developing their international presence. They have been enormously successful to date and I am confident they will achieve the very ambitious targets they have set for themselves. I wish them well for their operations in Manchester.” Marina Donohoe, Enterprise Ireland’s Director of the UK and Northern Europe, said: “There are significant business and partnership opportunities for Irish companies in the UK and particularly so within the Northern Powerhouse region, including Manchester; a dynamic region which is now growing faster than London. TTM Healthcare has achieved outstanding growth in the UK market, and the opening of its Manchester office illustrates that the UK also presents Irish companies with an opportunity to achieve scale. By achieving scale and strong reference customers in the UK, this provides companies with the experience and resource to diversify into other markets.”
TTM Healthcare are delighted to have picked up the award for the UK’s Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year at the 2017 Recruitment International Awards in London. The award was announced at a gala awards ceremony in London where the UK’s leading recruitment professionals gathered. This accolade recognises TTM’s award winning service to our clients and candidates which is reflected in our 95% client and 93% candidate retention rates. It also acknowledges our expert knowledge in the industry and our unique offering to our clients with innovative recruitment solutions. Commenting on the win, TTM CEO Brian Crowley said: “as a specialist healthcare recruiter, we are critically aware of our clients’ requirements for short-term, ground-breaking solutions as international healthcare recruitment continues to be a pressing need in the current geo-political landscape. This requires us to continually innovate, keeping our gaze forward so that we can continue to provide direct channels to leading healthcare roles for our candidates, and cultivate the finest talent pools from which our clients can choose.” Discover The Possibilities Explore how TTM Healthcare’s award-winning services can meet your recruitment needs: Call us on 020 7100 3232 or E-mail email@example.com Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in London and Preston, as well as Ireland. A leading framework supplier to the National Health Service, TTM Healthcare was the ‘UK Recruitment Agency of the Year’ finalist (Recruiter Awards 2015), Public Sector Agency of the Year (Recruiter Awards 2016), and Professional Services Agency of the Year (Recruiter Awards 2016 & 2017). We are also proud to be recognised as a Recruitment International Top 500 company.
When’s the last time you took a long, hard look at the state of your CV? Most of us generally only dig it out at the last minute on the verge of an application deadline for a new job, leaving us little or no time to give it a thorough overhaul. Whether or not you’re on the hunt for pastures greener, we recommend blowing the dust off and following some of our key tips for polishing up a winning healthcare CV. Who knows when you’ll need it next! Fresh Eyes – Take your current ‘masterpiece’ and look at it anew, this time from the perspective of a potential employer. Would you hire you? Have you managed to grab your own attention on the first page? What would set you apart from another candidate? 2. Clean Design – It is possible for a CV to be detailed and comprehensive whilst also being clean and simple. Using a cleverly designed template will help you to achieve this. With a multitude of attractive templates to choose from online, many designed especially for healthcare professionals, you have no excuse for submitting an unengaging word version that will hardly help you stand out from the crowd. Avoid wildly colourful or overly complicated templates, however, that might be suitable for other professions – use common sense here. 3. Out with the Old – Everyone knows it, but it’s worth repeating: Tailor your CV to the role for which you are applying. There’s no need to include every professional position all the way back to your first summer job as a student – keep it current and relevant. This includes scanning it for out-of-date skills or software that may no longer be of interest. 4. Blow your Trumpet – Just this once, it’s okay. What’s the point of a CV if not to highlight your personal bests and elevate you above your competition? Make sure you weave some of these into the first page of your CV. Pepper your professional background with facts, figures, and achievements. It shouldn’t be a dull chronology of previous employments - you want that recruiter to flip to page 2. 5. Highlight Your Healthcare Strengths – Consider the common attributes for healthcare professionals: caring; compassion; working as part of a team; good communicator; leadership. Don’t forget to frame your CV to highlight these characteristics which are so intrinsic to any healthcare role. 6. Healthcare Terminology – Candidates often deliberately avoid using healthcare jargon on their CV. Why? You’re applying for a healthcare position. If it’s relevant, use it. 7. The Social You – Include a link to your LinkedIn profile, as it allows an interested recruiter to delve a little deeper, read any publications you might have, and view recommendations from previous employers and colleagues. Tread carefully if you are including links to other social networks, such as Twitter, etc. – advisable only if your activity is relevant to your work. 8. Get the Basics Right – It’s surprising the amount of people who get the small but essential details of a CV wrong: Name and address should be front and centre Include a phone number and email address Include a physical address 9. Proof is in the Pudding - Here you are selling your attention to detail and love of precision, and your CV is littered with typos, awkward phrasing, and dodgy formatting – take our advice and ask a colleague or two to proof-read it before you submit that application. You can thank us later! 10. A Killer Cover Letter – What’s a winning CV without a cover letter to catch the recruiter’s undivided attention. Read our tips on how to write a cover letter that will blow the competition away. Even with plentiful jobs in the healthcare industry these days, there’s no reason not to set out your stall in the best way possible with a CV that will give your application a leading edge. All that’s left for us to say is good luck with your next career move! See yourself in a new role with Ireland’s leading healthcare recruiter? Contact us today to hear about our current career opportunities! Writer Evelyn Moriarty, Content Specialist Evelyn Moriarty is a Content Specialist at TTM Healthcare, based in at our Irish headquarters. Joining the company in 2016, Evelyn specialises in both on and offline content creation for the health and social care market. Company Bio TTM Healthcare is a specialist health and care recruitment company established by Brian Crowley in Ennis, Co. Clare in 2002. Now recruiting highly skilled medical professionals from all over the world, TTM has offices in Ennis, Dublin and the UK. Selected as Ireland’s No 1 Healthcare Agency by the National Recruitment Federation, TTM is also the UK’s Recruiter Awards Public Sector Agency (2016) and Professional Services Agency of the Year (2016 & 2017), as well as a Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company (2016 & 2017.)