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CORU welcomes Health and Social Care Professionals from Ukraine to register and work in Ireland

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CORU, Ireland's regulatory body for health and social care professionals, has recently announced their support in helping applicants from Ukraine apply to register and work in Ireland.
  CORU currently has registers open for the following nine professions for applicants from Ukraine:
 
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Medical Scientists
  • Radiographers and Radiation Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
 
Statutory registration is required for the above professions under the remit of CORU and it is a legally binding process. All persons wishing to practice the abovementioned professions in Ireland must be CORU registered.
 
It is essentially a two-step process before an individual from Ukraine can practice in Ireland. It is necessary for applicants to register with CORU and in addition, qualifications awarded outside the State must be assessed through a process called ‘Recognition’. Recognition involves comparison of the qualification with the standard of proficiency required of accredited Irish qualifications. The Registration Board of the relevant profession will act as a “Competent Authority in Ireland” and will validate professional qualifications obtained in a country other than in the Republic of Ireland.
 
Further information on recognition can be found here Process for applying for Recognition . A Ukraine version is currently in the process of being developed and should be available shortly.
 
CORU has a comprehensive guide to registration on their website. A Ukraine version of the Registration guidance document can be found here Registration Guidance (Ukraine Version)  
 
CORU are available to offer assistance and guidance in relation to the registration process for applicants from Ukraine. Any queries can be sent directly to the dedicated email address for applicants from Ukraine at ukraine@coru.ie.  

Written by: Eimear Burke and Danielle Sumner
 

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