It would be very easy for those nurses who want to work in United Kingdom. The National Health Service is recruiting directly, no need to go through an agency to get in the UK. They will support you in your move and no need to pay any unnecessary fees that can sometimes be charged.
NHS was established in 1948 to provide free healthcare to everyone in the UK according to individual need, and regardless of income. It is an internationally respected health service with a workforce of over 1 million people. Our nursing roles are spread across the four specialisms or "branches" of nursing in the NHS: Adult nursing, Children's nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Learning Disability nursing.
Nursing in the UK is a great opportunity, while improving the patients' lives, it is also your chance to earn good money and advance your career. They offer good full-time starting salaries, which will rise as you rise up the grades, and once you're a registered nurse you'll also have the option to work extra hours for extra money.
Trainings and professional developments will be given to reach a higher nursing grade, learn new skills and develop career. The better qualified you are, the more the patients (and you) will benefit. Upon appointment nurses will normally receive the following training:
- Fire Safety and Evacuation procedures.
- Health & Safety at work
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
- Moving and handling
- Infection control
- Administration of medicines
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
In addition to basic training, nurses are encouraged to develop through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that meets their personal aspirations.
This may mean developing awareness of nursing research or demonstrating that they can work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The actual nature of CPD is discussed with the senior nurse on the ward but could take the form of:
- Undertaking a specific nursing degree/health studies BSc/Masters -
- Advanced nursing practice (critical care etc)
- Intravenous additives
- Staff nurse development program
- Managing verbal complaints
- Teaching and assessing
- First line management/supervisory management/team building
Good works deserve good pay in return, in UK new pay system has been developed with a view to bringing better, fairer pay for more than one million NHS employees, including the nursing workforce. The starting pay for nurses is now £18,698, using 2005/06 rates. Likewise nurses receive paid holiday, sick leave, pension, comfortable working facilities and the opportunity to work in a world-class medical environment