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Britain’s English language test is dashing the hopes of nurses from India and other countries

This Article First Appeared In The Scroll On Dec 08, 2022

As a fluent English speaker, Indian-trained nurse Deepa was surprised to learn she had to take a language test to practise in Britain, her home for many years. She was even more shocked when she failed it – not just once, but 11 times.

Deepa’s story is hardly unique – estimates suggest thousands of qualified nurses in Britain are barred from practising because they cannot pass an English exam which they say even some native speakers would fail.

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