The Government has announced that EU nurses, midwives and nursing associates will have their qualifications and registration recognised in the UK whether the country leaves the EU with or without a deal.
The Department of Health and Social Care has introduced legislation that will enable EU nurses, midwives and nursing associates with professional qualifications from EU institutions can continue to practise in the UK after the country leaves the European Union.
The news means that all of the more than 21,000 EU trained nurses, midwives and nursing associates will be able to maintain their NMC registration and fitness to practise.
The Government has also confirmed that EU trained nurses, midwives and nursing associates will need to have their employment contracts changed if the UK leaves without a deal.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said: “My message to EU staff is clear – we all want you to feel valued and stay in the UK. Today’s announcement builds on our NHS long-term plan’s commitment to recruit and retain a world-class workforce over the long term.”
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