English language requirements

This webpage sets out who needs to give us evidence of knowledge of English.

Who needs to provide evidence of knowledge of the English language?

All doctors who practise medicine in the UK must have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively so they do not put the safety of their patients at risk. Communicating includes speaking, reading, writing and listening.

Whether we ask you to give us evidence that you have the necessary knowledge of English depends on a number of things.

Please choose an option below to see more information about what it means for you: