UK proposes changes to international registration legislation

The Department of Health and Social Care in the UK is holding an open consultation on proposed changes to international registration legislation for the General Dental Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Since the end of 2020, European law for the recognition of European Economic Area qualified healthcare professionals no longer applies in the UK. Moving forward, EEA applicants will likely be considered through the individual regulator's international registration process. A new Professional Qualifications Bill is currently under consideration to implement a new framework for the recognition of overseas professional qualifications. The changes aim to ensure that registration processes are streamlined and that regulators have flexibility to amend processes without requiring legislative intervention.

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