Welcome to the website of Reache North West

Here you will find information about Reache North West and the courses and support we offer to refugee and asylum-seeking health professionals (RHPs).

Reache North West has won awards for the training which we provide, the most recent being the Health Stream Sanctuary Award from City of Sanctuary in January 2014. As of October 2018 we have helped 222 refugee healthcare professionals back to their professions in the UK.


In April 2017, Dr Ann Smalldridge, GP and tutor at REACHE NW did a podcast about the work at REACHE NW for Ockham Healthcare. You can listen to the podcast by following this link.



Important information for Refugee Healthcare Professionals

REACHE North West will help refugee health professionals who live in the North West. However, our resources are limited and we are not able to provide teaching for both the International English Language Testing System and the Occupational English Test (OET) examination. The overwhelming majority of our members asked for OET support, therefore we have stopped providing IELTS preparation. Unfortunately this means that we are not currently able to help those professions for whom OET is not an option. The only professions we are currently supporting are doctors and nurses.