Improvement made in the UK NMC Registration

“What we’ve changed so far

Where we could do so quickly and safely, we’ve already acted on feedback and made improvements to the process.

Test of competence

  • Updated OSCE resit policy – candidates now only have to re-sit the part of the OSCE that they failed
  • Improved preparation materials – we’ve aligned OSCE preparation materials across our three test sites, produced ‘top tips’ for candidates and introduced a mock examination and marking criteria to support candidates preparing for the OSCE examination
  • Reduced cost – we reduced the overall cost of the test of competence by more than 20 percent – the cost of the CBT reduced from £130 to £90; the full cost of OSCE from £992 to £794 and the resit cost of the OSCE from £496 to £397

Registration requirements 

  • Updated English language requirements – we now accept an overall score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7.0 in listening, reading and speaking
  • Removed 12 months’ post-registration experience requirement

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