Medical Staff

IMS is one of Europe’s pre-eminent medical recruitment companies

IMS’s clients include many of the top healthcare organisations in the UK (NHS and private), Ireland, plus those in numerous other European countries, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

IMS recruits numerous doctors, dentists, pharmacist, nurses and AHPs from across Europe.
Healthcare and pharmaceutical research companies utilise IMS for its extensive experience and expertise in successfully recruiting across Europe.

Clients and candidates benefit from our highly experienced multi-lingual staff based throughout Europe.

Whether you are a candidate now looking for a new position or are a client looking for assistance with recruitment, contact IMS to find out how we can assist you.


IMS Recruitment is a leading agency recruiting nurses for positions in the UK, Ireland and Middle East.

IMS welcomes The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) amending the English language requirements for overseas nurses. 

A pass at OET, Occupational English Test)  as well as IELTS, is now accepted by the NMC.

OET is a far more relevant test for nurses and the level should be achievable for many overseas nurses with good English language skills.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has made an alternative option available for nurses and midwives, trained outside the UK, to demonstrate their English language capability.

There is now an alternative to IELTS ; a test that many regarded as standard set far too high and as being an inappropriate for nurses to demonstrate their English language ability as being sufficient to work as a nurse in the UK.  As a consequence of IELTS being introduced in 2015, the number of overseas registering with the NMC plummeted due to a catastrophic drop of nurses both taking and passing the test at the level required (7.0) in order to get registered with the NMC.

From 1 Nov 2017, The NMC will accept the Occupational English Test (OET) in addition to the International English Language Test System (IELTS), as proof of a nurse or midwife’s English language competence. While this provides an alternative way for nurses and midwives to demonstrate their English language capability, applicants will still be required to meet our existing English language standards.  The OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions (including nursing) and is a language test based on typical workplace scenarios in nursing not a general language test as is the case with IELTS.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is available monthly in over 40 centres across the globe.



If you have taken (or plan to take) OET or have NMC (or applied) contact IMS to find out more about the many nursing jobs we have in the UK.

For more information on jobs in the UK for nurses and any questions you have regarding OET or NMC registration, please contact Aiste:

For more information contact: Email:



Key Words: