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Message from NMC and Competence Test Centres on Covid-19 Restrictions

Due to recent challenges resulting from the new Covid-19 variant, we are closely monitoring the staffing level at our OSCE test centres and the service that we can deliver.


We would be very grateful if you would help us ensure that the test centres remain open by doing the following:


  1. Monitor your emails from our test centres booking teams in the event that we need to amend or do any changes to your OSCE bookings. Please do not contact the test centres in response to this message. Test centres are dealing with a high volume of emails at the moment and they will contact you if there are any changes to your booking that you need to be aware of.


  1. Please ensure that you and the candidates coming to the test centres' facilities do a lateral flow test prior to your/their travel. If you/they feel unwell or your/their test is positive, then you/they must not travel. Please also check the government requirements for hospitality and travel to ensure that you/they can meet these for your/their testing destination.   


We are prioritising testing so that we minimise any disruption. However, candidates may experience a delay in receiving their OSCE results by up to 7 working days.


Thank you for your ongoing support.