Sep 23, 2021

International Nurses: Transitioning from HCA to a Registered General Nurse.

Are you an International Nurse working as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) who wants to move to becoming a Registered General Nurse? Working as a HCA is a great way to get relevant experience and see what the job really involves, but if you’re ready to take the next step in your career, take a look […]

Aug 31, 2021

Becoming an Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Are you a Nurse who wants to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner? Advanced Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have undertaken extra training and further academic qualifications so they can examine, assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients. The ideal way to expand your scope of practice within a chosen area of Nursing, […]

Aug 2, 2021

What it means to be a Band 5 Nurse

Qualified nurses are also known as Band 5 Nurses and in this blog, we’ll explore what that means and the opportunities available to you, as well as the opportunities that follow. Band 5 Nurse – a definition As a Band 5 nurse, you are able to work as a Primary or named Nurse within a […]

May 26, 2021

The Benefits of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in Healthcare

Are you looking for flexible access to CPD courses as a way of maintaining and developing your skills? If you’re a healthcare professional working, or looking to work, in the healthcare industry, it makes sense to seek and strive for ways in which to improve and enhance the skills you’ve worked so hard to gain. […]

Mar 2, 2021

Everything you need to know about the NMC’s OSCE exam as an international nurse

As the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary medical recruitment agency, we support hundreds of international nurses relocate to the UK each year. Working with every single NHS hospital across the country, we guarantee an NHS post that will provide you with not only dedicated OSCE training and fantastic revision resources but a fully-refunded OSCE exam! Simply register […]

Dec 10, 2020

NHS relocation packages & how to successfully secure one

International healthcare professionals make up a large part of the NHS – as a token of gratitude for relocating to the UK and joining the UK’s healthcare system, some trusts offer relocation packages to support the move. However, NHS relocation packages can often be quite confusing with plenty of questions around the subject… so that […]

Oct 14, 2020

How to answer ethical scenarios within NHS interviews – The ID Medical Guide

You’ll often find a medical ethical scenario asked at the end of your NHS interview. For some, this leaves feelings of stress and anxiety as there is no right or wrong answer. But ID Medical are here to provide you with a complete guide on how to successfully answer NHS ethical scenarios, helping you get […]

Sep 1, 2020

ID Medical’s top 3 tips to successfully strike the right work-life balance!

By successfully creating a harmonious work-life balance, you can not only achieve a happier, healthier life, but also lay the groundwork for a successful career! So, what exactly is work-life balance, and why is it important? Whilst medicine is a prestigious and a valued career, it suffers from huge burnout rates and healthcare professionals’ dissatisfaction […]

Aug 28, 2020

Q&A with Gargi Ghosh, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hi Gargi! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today, could I please ask for you to introduce yourself? Hi! My current nursing status is part-time Clinical Nurse Specialist Nutrition for Policy and Service Development Lead and Clinical Lecturer. I’m also studying for my dream-PhD in Public Health at the University of […]

Aug 21, 2020

How to survive a 12-hour NHS hospital shift

If 12-hour shifts are part of your norm, at some point in time your physical and mental health will be at risk if you don’t care for yourself in the best way. At ID Medical, our healthcare professionals’ needs are our top priority, which is why we want to share our five top tips on […]