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Turkish Nurses: Qualifications

Volume 590: debated on Monday 1 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether or to what extent Turkish nursing qualifications are recognised in the NHS. [HL1894]

The United Kingdom Central Council is the statutory regulatory body for nursing, midwifery and health visiting. It is responsible for the setting of standards for training which nurses must meet in order to register to practise in the UK.We understand that nurses with Turkish qualifications are asked to do additional training and/or adaptation and orientation in the UK before being admitted to the register.