Following extensive consultation the Board has approved the proposed changes to the overseas registration process. This means that practitioners who are registered by authorities that have been identified as having requirements aligned with the Board’s will soon be able to take an express path to registration. This process will initially apply to practitioners registered in the UK, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa.
The aim of the change is to make the process more efficient and less onerous for overseas registrants by removing the duplication of requirements already met as part of their registration in one of these four jurisdictions. The effects of these changes will be monitored over the next twelve months. A full decision document outlining the rational for the change and the work done to inform it is available here.