ISIS nurses told they must speak ENGLISH under rules stricter than NHS


Nurses working under ISIS must speak fluent English under strict new regulations enforced by the regime.

The surprising job requirement is being implemented as the terrorist organisation launches plans to open a ‘school of nursing’ in Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa.

Strict candidate descriptions released by the jihadi fighters insist that prospective nurses must be under 25, be willing to work anywhere inside ISIS territory and must speak fluent English.

The final requirement is one the NHS is yet to fully put in place.

Nurses who have trained in European countries are currently able to treat patients in Britain without formal language checks.

A law change last year made it legal to enforce the tests if it was felt their language deficiencies put patients at risk.

Prospective nurses must be aged 18-25 and will have to pass a tough exam and interview process, according to the poster
Prospective nurses must be aged 18-25 and will have to pass a tough exam and interview process, according to the poster

But the Nursing and Midwifery Council is unable to introduce the checks without carrying out a public consultation.

The new ISIS nursing school, thought to be the first opened under their control, was unveiled via Twitter by the ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ activist group.

Brave members have been secretly broadcasting information and documenting events in ISIS territory on social media.

They shared a photograph of a laminated poster on Twitter announcing the opening of the nursing school and advertising the medical posts.

It states that all candidates must be aged between 18 and 25, must pass an entry exam and impress during an interview.

They must have graduated from secondary school with science qualifications, be willing to travel to any ISIS-held area and be willing work for ISIS institutions for at least two years after graduating.

The document also states candidates will not be accepted without knowing how to speak and understand the English language.

Graduate nurses who achieve top grades and show the most promise at the school will be rewarded with places at the ISIS’ medical school, where they can train as better-paid doctors and surgeons.

Law changes in Britain last year meant meant nurses, midwives and dentists from outside the EU looking to practice under the NHS could be made to take language tests.

A total of 429 doctors have since been refused a licence because of their language deficiencies.

The rules were extended last month to practitioners who trained inside the EU, but the rules only apply if medical authorities feel any language barriers could be a danger to patients.

source :

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".

1 Comment

  1. April 9, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    Must be aged between 18-25? seriously? That of course means they would be accepting very few nurse of any great experience. If nursing was truly their only concern why would they not want women over 25? I think we know the reason for that – it’s the same reason Islamic Extremists kidnapped hundreds of women in Nigeria. Hundreds of sex-starved young fighting men with too few women – their kidnapped sex slaves don’t usually last too long, and don’t make for “good wives”.
    So what they are really looking for, it seems to me, is not so much nurses of a certain age, but young women of a certain age who also have some nursing skills; a subtle but very important distinction.

    Nevertheless, they clearly do want nurses, and it may hint at the conditions they are really living under. We should take it as a good sign ; a state that has no nurses but does have a proliferation of iPods and Nike trainers surely cannot last very long!

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