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EnglishLanguageFebruary 2 2015

Pharmacists and other health professionals will be required to meet certain language requirements after a UK-wide consultation on the matter.

The Department of Health is amending draft regulations to take into account feedback from professional regulatory bodies for pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and midwifery. Language controls for doctors wishing to practice in the UK have already been introduced.

Under the new legislation, there will be” a new registration requirement for all applicants, including those who are UK nationals, of having the necessary knowledge of English.”

In addition, there will “a new definition of the ‘necessary knowledge of English’ requiring regulatory bodies to publish information about the evidence information and documents which will demonstrate the necessary knowledge of English.”

At the next legislative opportunity, the DoH says it plans to widen the requirements to opticians, osteopaths, chiropractors and health professionals regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

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DoH announcement    

DoH response to Consultation contributors    

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