Clinical English Language Supports available for Ukrainian and Refugee Healthcare Workers

Clinical English Language supports are now in place for Ukrainian healthcare workers and other recognised refugees.

Health professionals wishing to practice in the Irish public health service have to be registered with the relevant professional regulator.  One of the requirements for registration is the need to have achieved a minimum IELTS or OETS score, as proof of English language proficiency.

  • These clinical language supports are aimed at Ukrainian and refugee healthcare workers who are tracking for professional registration with the relevant statutory regulator.
  • We expect that it will be mainly Doctors and Dental Professions who will achieve registration and expect a smaller number of other disciplines to achieve professional registration.

A new website outlines these supports and applicants can apply on this portal

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  • The FAQs on this website provides really useful information on who can apply, types of language courses, eligibility process etc.