As a registered nurse and midwife, fit and healthy and ready to come and work in the UK, i was told by an agent that i was not welcome. i have had many high powered jobs, have loads of experience in nursing and in the business world. in our country, there are few jobs so i have been forced out of bedside nursing for the past 10 years and am teaching. so it was really a slap in the face to be told that because i am not actively nursing at this moment, i would not be able to apply for a position in the UK. So to all fellow nurses - I tried, i would love to come over and be part of your team. I have always been an asset where ever i am - UK - its your loss!!