As the title says really, I contacted Ian Harrod migration agency and just had a lovely and very informative conversation with one of his staff.
My original plan was to do without an agent however my husband is originally Turkish and Im worried that this may cause problems and the more I look into the more I feel we may be best with an agent. They did state that it can get complex with him having only lived in the UK for 7 years.
Ian Harrods quoted appox 6k for IELTS, nurse skills assesment, visa fees, medicals, police checks and their fee. I forgot to ask if that is $ or £ as she was quoted some costs in £s and others on $s like visa in $, medicals in £s etc.
Its a lot of money but I think we may need them!