NHS Staff Discounts
If you’re an NHS employee trained outside of the UK, you will need evidence of English language competency and/or completion of the IELTS test.
You must complete the academic version of the IELTS test and achieve:
At least 7.0 in the listening and reading section.
At least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.
An overall average score of 7 (out of a possible 9)
Please note that from Wednesday 18 June 2014, the GMC have raised their requirements for the minimum scores that doctors must obtain in the IELTS test. From this date they must achieve an overall score of 7.5 (up from 7.0).