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International GP recruitment

Working as a GP is a challenging and rewarding role that will put you at the heart of the NHS, working in a team of healthcare professionals in primary care to meet the diverse needs of our patients and communities.

We welcome applications from established family doctors from overseas and international medical graduates looking to train as a GP in England.

The main route available to you as an established doctor is the GP International Induction Programme , which provides a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join NHS general practice in England.

If you choose to join the scheme you will be able to access benefits and tailored support as you work through the programme. This includes a personal approach to meet your needs, experience and personal commitments, including financial and practical support. You will also have a dedicated account manager to guide you through the process.

Family doctors who were trained outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) will need to have the Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) . Streamlined CEGPR routes are available for doctors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

There is also support in place to help international medical graduates who want to train as a GP in England .

If you would like to discuss your options or have any queries regarding this, please let us know .

Working in the UK

For the right to work and practise in the United Kingdom (UK) as a general practitioner (GP) or family doctor, you need to meet these specific requirements:

  • There are different types of registration applications available to GPs based on their knowledge, skills and experience. Details of these are available on the GMC website . The most common routes for doctors trained outside the UK are:
  • Direct entry – equivalent recognition
  • Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR)
  • GP International Induction Programme (2021)
  • You must prove as a GP that you have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively so that the safety of patients is not potentially put at risk. In the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) a score of at least 7.0 in each of the four areas tested (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and an overall score of 7.5 is required by the GMC .
  • You must satisfy immigration requirements set by the Home Office and have permission to work. For GPs that require visas to work in the UK, there are separate processes for the International Induction Programme . You must complete an induction and be included on the NHS England Medical Performers List (MPL). The MPL states you are fit to practise as an independent practitioner. For the application process visit the online portal .
  • NHS England offers support with tier 2 visas for newly qualified international GP trainees.

Working as a GP in England

General practitioners (GPs) deal with a range of health problems and are usually the first person a patient turns to for help. They are general experts in the whole field of medicine and see both children and adults.

GPs usually work in practices, often leading teams which include nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff. GPs provide continuing medical care for patients in the community or they will refer patients to hospitals or clinics for further assessment or treatment by specialists. Nine out of ten NHS patients are seen in English general practice, and nearly nine out of ten patients rate their experience of their GP practice as good.

GPs manage the widest range of health problems providing:

  • diagnoses and risk assessments
  • support for people with complex and multiple health conditions
  • coordination of long-term care
  • support for the physical, social and psychological aspects of patients’ wellbeing throughout their lives

They are also involved in deciding how health and social services should be organised to deliver safe, effective and accessible care to patients in their communities.

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for overseas doctors interested in living and working in the UK more broadly, including England:  Living and working in the UK as a GP: a guide for overseas doctors and their families

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    The GMC runs free workshops to help doctors new to the UK, by offering practical guidance about ethical scenarios you may encounter, and the chance to connect with other doctors coming from abroad.

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    GMC Welcome to UK practice self assessment tool helps you to understand and apply the principles and values of Good Medical Practice in the UK. Completing the anonymous self assessment will gives you insight into your level of knowledge and understanding of how the standards apply to your daily practice.

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    RCPCH online learning

    The RCPCH provides access to a number of free eLearning, webinars and podcasts accessible outside the UK. Please login on our RCPCH Learning site with your RCPCH number to access these resources. If you do not have an RCPCH number, please register for one.

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    NHS Employers

    NHS Employers has information aimed specifically at overseas-qualified medical practitioners including a document with an overview of the health service, the structure of the NHS, information on what to prepare and immigration requirements, as well as resources and links to details about terms and conditions and pay structures in the UK.

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    Doctors and dentists from overseas will either be entering:

    • foundation programme training
    • speciality training
    • SAS doctor posts
    • consultant posts
    • a medical training initiative programme .

    Foundation programme training

    NHS England Workforce Training and Education  (formally Health Education England) is now the approved sponsor for overseas foundation programme trainees under the student visa category of the points-based system.

    Employers should ensure that all non-UK graduates of a medical school entering foundation programme training have the appropriate student visa and are also advised to copy, store and record the visa details. While students undertaking the foundation programme are in full-time employment during the course of the training, for student visa purposes, the foundation programme itself is the course of study. This means that a trainee doctor on the foundation programme can also choose to take further employment of up to 20 hours per week during term-time. Any queries relating to student visa sponsorship for foundation programme trainees should be directed to NHS England Workforce Training and Education .

    Speciality training

    Non-UK individuals who have successfully completed their foundation programme under the student visa category are entitled to apply for a skilled worker Health and Care Visa , where they meet the criteria for that route. Doctors from overseas can also directly apply to specialty training via the skilled worker Health and Care Visa route. NHS England Workforce Training and Education is now responsible for the sponsorship of all medical and dental trainees for their skilled worker Health and Care Visa application in England. Health Education West Midlands administers the process. This single sponsor system means trainees will not need to apply for new sponsorship if they change employers/location in England during their training. Guidance on the eligibility of individuals applying for entry to specialty training programmes is available on the NHS England Workforce Training and Education website . Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit the GOV.UK website for more information .

    Medical Training Initiative

    The Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme provides an entry route for overseas doctors wishing to train in the NHS before returning to their own country. The scheme enables suitably qualified overseas postgraduate medical specialists to undertake a fixed period of training in the UK. MTI can cover virtually any medical post, as long as it is designed to deliver training and education that will benefit the overseas-based appointee, and that they intend to return to their home country at the end. Find out more on our dedicated MTI page .

    Other medical and dental posts

    All other doctors and dentists requiring limited leave to remain must meet the requirements of a Skilled Worker Visa .

    Any doctor or dentist wanting to work in the UK must hold registration with a licence to practice with the respective regulator, either the General Medical Council or General Dental Council .

    Doctors will need to pass both parts of the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test which will demonstrate they have the right knowledge and skills to practice medicine in the UK. Dentists will need to pass the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE).

    As of 6 October 2019, all medical occupations with the occupation code 2211 were added to the shortage occupation list and this remains to be the case. You can find more details about the shortage occupation list on GOV.UK .

    A guidance document is also available which sets out minimum standards and detailed guidance for employers to provide an effective induction for international medical graduates (IMGs) entering the NHS.

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    Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the UK as a doctor?

    We welcome your knowledge and experience at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FT.  Our multicultural hospital Trust has extensive experience in working with, supporting and developing international doctors.  We value international experience that enriches our medical capabilities and broadens our patient experience.  To find out more about our Hospital Trust please click here.

    As well as being an “A rated” immigration sponsor, we have a dedicated onboarding team that will guide you through the process of applying to work in the UK and who will support you through every step of the recruitment process.

    Once you are ready to travel our team will support you with all of the arrangements. We’ll help you settle by assisting with your accommodation, helping you set up a UK bank account, introduce you to the local area and introduce you to the team you’ll be working with.  We’ll also give you a generous relocation allowance of up to £4000 pro rata to assist with the financial side of relocating.

    The Trust is set on the east coast of England benefiting from excellent coastal attractions and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. We are in close proximity to a number of major northern cities – with excellent travel links to the rest of the UK. For more information on living, working and experiencing Northern Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire please click here.

    To express your interest and send a copy of your CV, please email [email protected]

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    • Language Testing (Either IELTS or the OET)

    Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB)

    General medical council (gmc) registration, applying for a visa.

    We also offer information for applicants applying through the following initiatives:

    Medical Training Initiative (MTI) Scheme

    Certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (cesr), language testing.

    Within the UK, evidence of acceptable English language skills is a requirement for applicants and international graduates seeking professional registration. There are three types of language tests.

    You must pass one of the following English language tests:

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    The Occupational English Tests (OET)

    As well as the:

    Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB).

    We’ll provide information about each test below.

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

    IELTS test scores remain valid for two years. There is no limit to the number of times candidates can sit the IELTS exam but the required scores must be obtained in a single sitting.

    The test consists of four sections:

    A score of 7.5 is required in order to work within the NHS on the academic test – not the general version. A minimum score of 7.0 must be achieved in each section.

    The test can be taken in a number of locations worldwide, for more information please visit:

    www.ielts.org

    Occupational English Test (OET)

    The Occupational English Test is a newer alternative to the IELTS.

    The test is more focused on healthcare language and scenarios than the more general english language question in the IELTS. Like the IELTS, the OET tests against the same 4 sections:

    Candidates must score at least a ‘B’ in each section.

    For more information please visit the Occupational English Test’s website here:

    www.occupationalenglishtest.org

    The PLAB test is the main route by which international medical graduates (IMGs) demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practise medicine in the UK.

    The PLAB test assesses your basic medical competence and your ability to communicate in English for suitability to work at Foundation House Officer 2 level (FHO2), although doctors at FHO1 level can take it.

    Do you need to take the PLAB test?

    You will need to pass the PLAB test before you can apply for registration with a licence to practise if you meet the following criteria:

    You are a national of a country outside the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland who graduated from a medical school outside the UK OR you are a UK national who has graduated from a medical school outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland

    You do not have an Enforceable Community Right (EC Rights)

    You do not have one of the following:

    • A sponsorship under an arrangement approved by the GMC
    • An approved postgraduate qualification
    • Eligibility to enter the GP or specialist register

    There are two parts to the PLAB test:

    Part 1 of the PLAB test consists of a three hour computer-marked written examination, comprising extended matching questions and single best answer questions. The examination tests four skill areas: diagnosis, investigation, management/treatment and context of clinical practice.

    Part 2 is the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), which assesses clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills and history taking in a number of controlled situations.

    How do you apply for a PLAB test?

    All applications for PLAB exams must be made online through the GMC website:

    www.gmc-uk.org

    If you are unable to apply online you should contact the GMC for an application form.

    Telephone: +44 (0)161 923 6602

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    Doctors who have never been registered with the GMC will have to apply for registration with a licence to practise.

    The requirements for registration in the UK will depend on a number of factors:

    • Your nationality
    • The country in which you gained your primary medical qualification
    • The type of work you want to do
    • Whether or not you have completed a period of post-graduate training or an internship.

    First you should check that you possess an acceptable primary medical qualification to apply for registration. If you are in any doubt you should check your qualifications status with the GMC.

    As part of the process an identification check will take place in the UK. There are four types of registration, as follows:

    • Provisional Registration
    • Full Registration
    • Specialist Registration
    • General Practice Registration.

    More information about GMC registration is available on the GMC website at: www.gmc-uk.org

    Telephone: +44 161 923 6602

    UK immigration uses a points -based system for managing applications by individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland wishing to work, train or study in the UK. This system simplifies routes to employment and education in the UK to five tiers.

    If you come from outside the EEA, you need to gain points to qualify for a specific tier before you can apply to work in the UK. The number of points required varies for each tier but reflect the applicants’ qualifications, experience, age, previous earnings and language competence.

    Trust grade Junior doctors would need to apply for a visa under tier 2. Tier 2 is for skilled workers. This category enables NHS organisations to recruit individuals from outside the EEA to fill vacancies that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker.

    You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if:

    • You’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK
    • You’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

    Getting Sponsored

    You need to be employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK.

    Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They’ll assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove this. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is a licensed sponsor and will be able assist you with your application.

    How long it will take

    You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you’re due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship.

    You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

    How much you pay for a Tier 2 (General) visa depends on your situation, where you are and how you apply.

    For more information on the fees that apply, your eligibility and the documents you must provide please visit the UK’s Visa and Immigration website at: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

    The International Sponsorship Scheme (ISS) is designed to support international medical graduates (IMGs), through facilitation of General Medical Council (GMC) registration, who come to the UK to engage in training opportunities and who return to their home countries to implement their training and experience in the development of local health services. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FT work with approved Royal College ISS sponsors to support successful candidates at every stage through the recruitment process.

    We have posts available within Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust, that have an emphasis on training and education and will allow you to receive a balanced mixture of training and service that will in all respects mirror those of the existing doctors in training. You will be encouraged, supported and guided through the preparation and delivery of some relevant teaching at an appropriate forum. You will be allocated a named Educational Supervisor in your post who will review and support your educational needs.

    The MTI scheme allows international doctors to spend up to 24 months in the UK training alongside their UK counterparts with the aim of sharing their learning on return to their home countries.

    To assess whether you are eligible to join the MTI scheme, all applicants should find the following as essential critical for the post:

    • Engagement in clinical practice/training for 3+ years since obtaining a primary medical qualification.
    • Minimum overall score of 7.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – or hold a recognised exempting qualification.
    • Obtained a postgraduate qualification equivalent to the level of the MRCP/MRCS (UK) within the last 5 years or have passed MRCP Part 1 within the last 2 years.

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    The Specialist Register is a list of doctors who are legally entitled to take up honorary, substantive or fixed term consultant posts in the NHS and is maintained by the General Medical Council (GMC).

    Hospital doctors are included onto the Specialist Register after they have been awarded either a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or a Certification of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

    Doctors who wish to join the specialist register who have not followed a full approved GMC training programme but who may have gained the same level of skills and knowledge as CCT holders, can apply for a CESR.

    You’ll be fully supported throughout the application process at Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust if you decide to apply for CESR. Your current experience will be assessed against the CESR requirements for your specialty and we’ll work with you and other departments to facilitate placements for you to gain the necessary clinical experience required for a successful application – both within your own specialty and other specialties as required. You will have clinical and education supervisors available for advice and regular appraisals to track your progress, and access to a mentor who has undergone CESR themselves and has first-hand experience of the process for assistance in completing your application.

    If your CESR application is successful, you will be awarded the certificate and entered onto the Specialist Register, and will be eligible to further your career by working in the UK at a senior level as an honorary, substantive, or fixed term Consultant.

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    As a Senior Medical Officer, you're already making a difference every day, in the lives of patients,

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    Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedics

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    This is a unique opportunity for highly motivated, skilled, and energetic clinicians to work with a team of international experts

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    At Liverpool Hospital we have a young, friendly, dynamic group of emergency physicians with a keen interest in registrar teaching and training.

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    Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom

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    The post is a full- time Plastic Surgeon with special interest in Aesthetic/ Cosmetic Surgery

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    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant

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    Non-Interventional Cardiologist – Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist

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    The Cardiology Department provides full ranges of interventional, non-interventional and pacing services

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    We are looking for talented, adventurous residents/senior residents (SHOs) to join our Emergency Medicine team.

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    Emergency Registrar - Division of Emergency Medicine

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    Now remember, these are just my recommendations and not hard and fast rules. At the end of the day, you’ll have to conduct further research and use your own professional judgment, although I do hope that this article will give you a good background!

    So if you want to work in the UK long-term, where should you start?

    The best first job for most international doctors starting out in the UK, is as an employed non-training junior grade doctor in an NHS hospital.

    Let’s break each term in that recommendation down and see whether it’s right for you.

    NHS vs Private

    The NHS is the public healthcare system in the UK. The vast majority of doctor jobs, including all training jobs, are in NHS hospitals. The NHS has very structured teams and support systems in place which will help you adjust to UK practice. Because of this, we generally recommend starting your UK career in an NHS hospital.

    Jobs that are outside of the NHS are in the private sector. There is very little support for new doctors which can lead to a higher risk of litigation and complaints, which is why we don’t recommend starting your first job in a private hospital.

    Recommendation: Start your first job in the NHS.

    Employed vs Locum

    When you are a direct employee of the hospital, the department tends to be more supportive and more understanding of the fact that you’re new to the UK. You are usually given an induction and an adjustment period.

    If you work as a short-term locum, it means you have been placed in the hospital through a locum agency and you are not a direct employee. These jobs can be as short as a single shift, a couple of weeks, or up to 3 months. Sometimes you will not get a thorough induction, and you will certainly not have an adjustment period. With very short contracts, the rest of the medical team will not be invested in you professionally and you are unlikely to receive the support you need as a new doctor in the UK.

    Recommendation: Start your first job as an employed doctor. Also be sure to ask about an initial adjustment period (see below).

    Training vs Non-training

    Training jobs are those that are part of a GMC-approved postgraduate specialist training programme. In these jobs, you need to meet all the numerous training requirements in order to progress from year to year. Once the programme is complete, you will be eligible for the GP or Specialist register and can apply for jobs as a GP or Consultant depending on your programme.

    Related: The 4 types of GMC registration

    We personally do not recommend starting in a training job at ST1/CT1 level or beyond as your first NHS post especially if you have not worked in a health system similar to the UK. Knowledge of how the NHS works is essential to succeed in a training job. Doctors in non-training jobs are often given an adjustment period so they can adapt to working in the NHS, this is not available in training jobs.

    Making mistakes in a training job because you’re unfamiliar with the system can tarnish your reputation as a trainee, cause significant anxiety for yourself, and can even result in you getting kicked out of training. It also opens you up to complaints, investigations and medico-legal problems. All of this is completely avoidable by learning the system first in a non-training job.

    Of course, there are IMGs who are suitable to start in a training job at ST1/CT1 level. We’ve listed the profiles of IMGs who may be suited for this below.

    Related: What you need to know about specialty training in the UK

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    Most suitable first jobs if you plan to apply for uk specialty training.

    If you have  not  completed internship overseas, then your only option is to join the 2-year UK Foundation Programme as a first job.

    If you  have already completed internship overseas, the most suitable first job depends on whether you are aiming for ST1/CT1 level, or ST3/ST4 level.

    If you plan to apply for ST1/CT1 level

    In this case, best first jobs can include non-training junior grade posts in an acute specialty, Standalone FY2, or WAST. Just make sure you do not make yourself overqualified for your target specialty.

    Through these jobs, you can adjust to the NHS, complete the compulsory 12-month post-internship experience prior to starting ST1/CT1, and get your CREST signed. (CREST is not required for ST1/CT1 if you join Standalone FY2.

    Related: Are you overqualified for UK specialty training?

    If you plan to apply for ST3/ST4 level

    Ideal first jobs include non-training junior grade jobs or non-training middle grade jobs with an adjustment period. Be sure that whatever job you choose, you will be able to fulfill all the eligibility requirements for your specialty including any core competency certificates.

    What do I mean by junior grade and middle grade? Keep reading to find out.

    Related: What IMGs need to know about applications to specialty training (residency) in the UK

    There are 3 general grades of jobs in the UK: junior, middle and senior. I will include FY1 here as a separate grade since it is quite different from the rest. For each grade, I’ll discuss the role, expectations, and who it’s suitable for.

    FY1 stands for Foundation Year 1, it is for new medical graduates therefore it is an internship level post. Most FY1 jobs are based on the wards. There may be some opportunity to work in the emergency department (ED), but there is often little exposure to clinics and the operating theatre.

    Expectations of you

    Your colleagues will have the least expectations of you compared to anyone else on the medical team. Everyone will be aware that you need to be taught how things work in the NHS, and closely guided on management. They expect that you will ask lots of questions. 

    Who it’s suitable for as a FIRST job in the UK

    Training FY1 (UK Foundation Programme)

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    Non-training FY1 

    Junior grade

    This grade is for those who have completed internship, have full GMC registration, and who may or may not have experience or training after internship. You will have:

    • Increased responsibility in managing patients
    • More shifts on weekends and nights
    • Responsibility for supervising those more junior to you

    SHO, non-training FY2, trust grade ST1/CT1, service post ST1/CT1, CT1/ST1 LAS, junior clinical fellow etc.

    As you have now completed internship, you will be expected to manage many scenarios initially before needing to ask for advice. However, since this is still a junior position, the senior members of your team will generally expect to guide you with most clinical decision-making. 

    Training Standalone FY2

    Related: Standalone FY2: Your chances as an IMG and how to optimise your application

    WAST (Widening Access to Specialty Training) [CURRENTLY CLOSED]

    Related: 10 reasons why you should apply for WAST

    Training CT1 or ST1

    Non-training jobs

    Middle grade

    This level is for those who have completed postgraduate specialty training or have several years of experience. As a middle grade doctor you will be:

    • The most senior decision maker for your specialty in the hospital, especially on nights or weekends. 
    • Responsible for leading and supervising your team including junior grade doctors and advanced nurses.

    Registrar, SpR, trust grade ST3+, service post ST3+, ST3 LAS, senior clinical fellow, specialty doctor, middle grade, staff grade etc.

    You will be expected to manage most simple and intermediate level cases independently without having to ask for advice. For complex patients and anything you’re unsure about, you will need to discuss it directly with the Consultant.

    Training jobs

    We do not recommend an ST3 or ST4 training job as a first job for anybody . In fact, you’re unlikely to eligible since knowledge of how the NHS works is often a requirement for training jobs at this level. 

    Related: 10 ways to prepare for your first job in the NHS as an IMG

    Senior grade

    Senior grade doctors include GPs and Consultants. In order to apply for permanent GP or Consultant jobs then you need to be on the GMC GP or Specialist Register, respectively. 

    It may be possible to get on the GP or Specialist Register as an IMG without any UK experience so you can apply for these roles as a first job. However this is quite difficult, so if you are unable to gain direct entry to the GP or Specialist Register, then you can still work as a locum GP or locum Consultant.

    This level is for those who have completed postgraduate specialty training and have worked for several years in their specialty overseas – usually over a decade. As a senior doctor, you will work largely independently in terms of clinical decision-making, and you will be responsible for supervising all junior and middle grade doctors in your team.

    You may need to ask about how things are done, but you will be expected to manage the vast majority of patients without the need to ask for advice on how to manage them. 

    Of course, if you have a highly complex patient then you should discuss their case with other GPs or Consultants – either in the same specialty or other specialties as appropriate.

    This job is really only suitable for those who have already worked for over a decade in their specialty.

    Related: How to become a UK Consultant without entering a UK training programme

    The adjustment period

    Most hospitals will give you some time to adjust to the new system by giving you a period of shadowing/observation (this can be paid or unpaid) or taking you off night and weekend shifts initially. This is only available in non-training jobs.

    For middle grade jobs, some hospitals will allow you to work as a junior grade for a few weeks or months before working as a middle grade. Again, this is only available in non-training jobs.

    Take advantage of these opportunities because once the adjustment period ends, you will be expected to get on with work like the rest of the team.

    Related: 5 feelings you’ll experience as a new IMG in the NHS

    The consequences of starting in the wrong job

    Starting in the wrong job for can be devastating. If you’re overconfident and take on a job that is too senior or unsuitable for you, it can have dire consequences for your career, your UK license, and your morale and well-being.

    Here are some examples of actual situations that have happened to IMGs over the years:

    • Demoted from junior grade to FY1
    • Demoted from middle grade to junior grade
    • Taken off the on-call rota
    • Removed from a training post
    • Reported to the GMC for incompetence
    • Reported to the GMC for clinical mistakes made
    • Investigated by the GMC
    • GMC licensed revoked
    • Demoralised and returned home

    All of this is easily avoidable by starting in a job that is suitable for your background. It is also important to clarify what support you’ll be given before you actually accept a job. It’s really good to do this during the interview.

    We’ll write another post in the future on how to evaluate whether a job has enough support for IMGs before you accept it. We’ll also publish all our tips on how to adjust to the UK system, so you can avoid these devastating situations and thrive instead in your UK career.

    Related: Can you reject a job offer you’ve previously accepted?

    The best first job for IMGs in the UK, is the one that will provide support for new UK doctors and is suited to the background experience. For most IMGs, this means an employed non-training junior grade role in an NHS hospital. Starting in a training job at ST1/CT1 level is generally not recommended, but this is possible for IMGs with a suitable background.

    • Starting in a training job at ST3/ST4 level is not recommended. It’s also very unlikely due to eligibility requirements.
    • Starting in a non-training middle-grade job in an acute specialty may be suitable with an appropriate adjustment period.
    • Starting in a non-training middle-grade job in a non-acute specialty may be suitable even without an adjustment period.
    • Starting in a senior role may be suitable for those with over a decade of experience.

    These are just general recommendations. For any job, always check the job description and profile to see whether you are suitable. Good luck in your first job!

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    61 responses.

    I am last year medical student from somalia i want to finish internship here in Africa so how can reach UK and can i apply UK jobs while i am here in Africa ? Thank you for your help

    Hi Mustaf! You need to apply for GMC registration then apply for job. Please see Requirements for registration with the GMC

    Im a recent US IMG graduate looking to do my residency in the UK. What is the best way for me to proceed and get additional information? Thank you, Aaron Corbin

    Hi there! I’d recommend our free course for an overview of the whole process. https://courses.thesavvyimg.co.uk/p/img-shortcut All the best!

    Hi Nick, this was a wonderful post and truly a great help. I have finished my residency for obstetrics and gynecology in my home country and been working as a junior consultant for over two years now. I would like to work in the UK seeing as I might be moving there with my fiance. May I ask what path or process must I do?

    Kind regards

    Hi there! We have some guides for each specialty on our website here: https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/category/specialty-guides/

    You can find information about GMC registration, fellowships, and UK training. I’d definitely recommend checking it out as we cover your specialty there 🙂 But I do understand that this whole UK journey can all be quite confusing at first, I’ve definitely felt that way when I first started!

    If you are finding the information too overwhelming and you are looking for individual guidance for your personal circumstances, we offer IMG coaching sessions that you can book here.

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    All the best!

    If we have obtained our PMQ but have not done any internship…. then the pathway is to give PLAB and apply for FY1??? Is it tougher through this pathway? And our residents paid during FY1?

    Hi there, yes that’s right you have to go for FY1. It is the only choice unless you complete internship overseas. F1s are paid, yes. It’s not necessarily tougher, it’s just a different process. Definitely check out our article about FY1 as an IMG for more details.

    Thanks for all the information you provide. I’ve finished my MBBS from India and I’m currently on the road to giving my PLAB exams but since there is a lot of backlog, I won’t be able to give them and obtain GMC registration before the end of 2023. I was wondering if there might be a way to move to the UK at this stage and do some medicine related work in the meanwhile. If so, what kind of jobs would work best and how might I go about applying for them? Thanks in advance!

    Hi there, the delay is very frustrating! You can look for other work on the NHS jobs website or other UK jobs websites like Reed or Indeed, but most jobs that meet the requirements for a work visa require a degree or some experience in that field. There’s no harm in looking though. Best of luck!

    Hi Nick Thank you for the information given about securing your first job. I have certain topics which are confusing. I finished my MBBS in 2018 and one year internship in 2019 from India . After this I worked for a year as a Duty medical officer in India. I stopped working for 3 years due to pandemic reasons. I am on my way preparing for Neet-pg and PLAB at the same time ( NEET PG for PG in India). My concerns are 1. Will my duration of 3 years not working in a sector , will hinder me from getting my first NHS job? 2. Is it mandatory to require Letter of Recommendation for NHS jobs, if so how many do we require? 3. By working in Private sector in India, has any positive influence in getting my first job? 3.After I complete PLAB , what job would be suitable for me? FY1/FY2/CT1 – Training or Non Training Or anything other than this?

    Hi Susan, thanks for your comment and information about your career! Recent clinical experience is the best way to offset any past gaps in your career so if you can start work now, that would be really helpful!

    There is a lot to cover in your comment and I’m afraid I won’t be able to give you the detailed response you need to really develop a plan on this platform.

    For one-to-one guidance for your specific personal circumstances, I would recommend booking a general guidance session (40 mins). For more details, please visit our page here.

    I hope to speak to you soon so we can come up with a plan and timeline that works for you.

    Hi Nick, I have completed my 3 years of postgraduate training in Dermatology from India and I’m currently doing my senior residency. I would like to do a fellowship in the UK and practice there for a few years before I return home. Is a GMC registration mandatory for fellowships? Can you please throw some light in this regard.

    Hi there! Yes, if you plan to work in the UK as a doctor then you need GMC registration. If you just want to do an observership where you’re not actually seeing or treating any patients yourself, then you won’t need GMC registration.

    Hey thank you for the prompt response. I’ve completed my MBBS, a year of internship and 3 years of residency in dermatology here in India and I’m looking forward to do my fellowship in dermato-surgery. The fellowship program asks for MRCP along with 2 years of core internal medicine training. What can I do regarding the medicine training Sorry for the multiple queries and thank you in advance.

    Hi Susham, if that’s a strict requirement then you’d need to show that you have 2 years of internal medicine training. I would contact the fellowship programme about this to see if there are any other options.

    Hi, Graduated and completed my internship in September, got full GMC license in November. Been applying for FY1/FY2 jobs since December with no response. I haven’t got any NHS experience, is this a problem? Also I haven’t done any clinical work or attachments since September, is this going to make finding a job difficult? Thank you

    Hi there, it’s not a strict barrier to finding a job. Getting a job does take time, things here tend to move slowly, especially over the holiday period. Give it more time and continue to improve your CV like working on audits, providing teaching etc. An attachment is never a bad thing, if you can do one then great!

    Hi Nick, Thanks for the useful information. I wonder if a charity based hospice, not in NHS system (although a certain percentage-30% of funds is from NHS), free service for community will be suitable for first UK job. The job description is more like a junior clinical fellow and other details fit my personal situation. I am interested in hospice care, but not sure if I will continue after a 12-month contract. As I can see some of job ads around from NHS jobs. need min 6-month paid NHS working experience. I wonder if my first job experience won’t help my CV a lot and help me with a smooth connection to next job. I presume the annual appraisal in the hospice will be recognised by GMC. I am confident with the supportive team and training/learning opportunities in the hospice. Kind regards, Jing

    Hi Jing, we don’t much about the hospice sector so can’t advise very much on this I’m afraid. The main thing for a first job is that it is supportive, you are working under supervision or have access to a senior, and it is an approved practise setting. I don’t know what the team and environment is like as these will be highly variable outside the NHS, so you’ll need to evaluate this for yourself and assess suitability. Regarding annual appraisal, as long as this is an approved practise setting then it should be ok. You can always call the GMC to check what this position meets their criteria for approved practise setting. Good luck!

    when is the application process for non-training jobs? Can you apply all year round? Also, can someone apply for non-training jobs that are not acute medicine oriented? I’m interested in Ophthalmology and want to spend around 1-2 years in the UK to gain some experience and then return to my home country to do my specialty there. (I finished a 6-year medical school in 2019 and in 2020 I worked as a primary care physician in a rural area for 1 year)

    Thank you very much

    Hi Katia, yes applications for non-training jobs are open all year round. You can apply for any job as long as you meet the job requirements. If you don’t plan to enter training in the UK then what type of job is not so important. All the best!

    Hello Nick. I got my degree as a doctor outside of the UK. I’m living in London for 15 years and I want to retake my career as a doctor but considering that long career gap. Where I should start? Also I want to star a career in aesthetics Medicine but all the courses availables ask for GMC registration to be eligible to take the course. Thank you for all the useful information on this website. Kind regards

    Hi Jackeline, you’ll need to complete the requirements for GMC registration starting with IELTS or OET, then PLAB 1 & 2. Please see all the requirements for GMC registration here https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/requirements-for-registration-with-the-gmc/ All the best!

    Hello and thank you for your great website I wanted to ask you if we can find our first non-training job in any specialty to show commitment to that specific specialty( for example radiology) or we can just apply for some of them

    Yes, you can work in the that specialty to show commitment, but often just doing a taster week or clinical attachment is sufficient as well. Good luck!

    Hi, I’m aiming to practice as a consultant psychiatrist in the UK through the CESR-CP path after completing my Post-graduation in Psychiatry from India. What would be the first advisable non- training job for somebody who’s passed all 3 MRCPsych steps and has completed 3 years training in Psychiatry as a post-graduate?

    Hi there! Please see above under the heading “If you plan to apply for ST3/ST4 level”

    Thank you so much for your informative post.

    May I ask – are there night duties for ST4-7 in speciality training like Endocrinology

    Hi there, yes there is.

    I have completed 3 years post graduate training in Pediatrics from India, and i have got Training completion certificate and want to work in UK. For which category will i be eligible to serve in UK, and is there any requirement to pass any qualifying exam? Currently I am working in a Private Medical college and hospital in India.

    Hi there! Please see our guide for paediatrics here https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/paediatrics-img-guide-uk/

    Thank you for this wonderful post, it’s very informative. I am eligible for full GMC reg and I think a non-training F1 position would suit me best. How could I go about this? I haven’t been able to find this on NHS jobs.

    Unfortunately there are not many jobs like this but what you could do is arrange a clinical attachment and then try to get a job as an FY1 in the same department.

    Hi,Nick Thanks for your wonderful answers,iam here to ask you a question. Iam a doctor from bangladesh, completed 2 years of postgraduation training in anaesthesia, after my MBBS, do i need a GMC registration to apply for training or non training jobs? If i can apply then what type of jobs will be better for me. Thanks in advance ?

    Hi there! Thank you for your kind words! It’s usually easier to get a job once you have GMC registration. You can still apply without it but if you don’t have a clear plan to get GMC registration by the time the job starts, then you can lose your job offer. I would say go for an SHO level non-training job as a first job. Best of luck!

    Hi, I’m planning to train in the UK and I’ve been browsing through the NHS website for possible non-training jobs that I can apply for initially. I noticed that most of the jobs I see require work experience even for junior grade doctors. I have completed my internship last 2019, and after passing the board exam in my home country, I have been working as a GP in a primary hospital that is privately-owned. Will that be enough as work experience or do I need to have work experience in a public hospital? Thank you!

    Hi there! As long as the hospital is open to the public that should be fine. You can ask other IMGs with similar experience in one of the IMG FB groups to see how things went for them. Best of luck!

    Hi Nick, I found your website extremely useful.I had a query- I have finished my MBBS, MD Psychiatry at India and have 3 years post MD experience in Psychiatry.I have also finished paper A and B of MRCPsych. I want to become a consultant in UK. What would be the easiest route for me? MTI? MMed? Directly into speciality training after finishing CASC?

    Hi there, if you want to become a UK consultant then the easiest thing is to complete MRCPsych and apply for ST4 in your target subspecialty in Psychiatry and complete 3 years of specialty training. Please see this guide: https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/psychiatry-img-guide-uk/ Best of luck!

    hi, I did my MBBS in india, had my 1 year internship in my college. I work in general medicine for 1 year following my internship. currently I have a gmc registration, and I have been applying for jobs in uk. I saw a post in nhs jobs saying ST 1 non trainee in neuroscience (SHO).. am I eligible to apply. am I underqualified for this job??..can I start off with this job??

    Hi, I would advise to read the job description including the roles and responsibilities so you can assess your suitability for the role. In general however, with 24 months of clinical experience already, this level should be manageable for you. Best of luck!

    Is GMC registration mandatory to apply fo training or nontraining jobs? I have completed my 2 years postgraduate training in anaesthesia, from bangladesh, can i apply for these jobs without GMC registration? If i can then which first-time job will be suitable for me? Thanks nick in advance?

    Yes, GMC registration is mandatory for any job as a doctor. SHO level would probably be best!

    Hi, I have full GMC with licence to practice and currently doing a job as obgynae specialist in ministry of health in KSA for last 7-8 years after my post graduation in Pakistan.I have no previous UK experience .I have been searching for job since I get my GMC yet not able to apply as person specification usually include research publication teaching experience etc…Also majority asking for UK experience .How to improve my CV or how to secure middle grade jobs or how to perform well in interview. I am very confused by seeing person specification and by reading experiences of others that I yet did not apply for jobs .

    Hi there, still apply to those jobs even if you don’t have publications etc. If you have the experience and do well in the interview then you can still get the job. To prepare for interview we recommend this book: https://amzn.to/36XbAU5 Best of luck!

    Hi. Thank you for your wonderful site. I have a question regarding a suitable job’s level for me. I graduated from medical school since 2009, finished my internship in 2010, I have 10 years experience, 7 of them in ER but 3 years in orthopedic and trauma. I committed to orthopedic speciality and I want to finish it and become a consultant. However, I am not confident in theater and operations such as ORIF, pinning and DHS due to rules of saudi ministry health which not allowed for resident to do operations . But I am very confident in bed site procedures such as reduction, MUA fracture, all kind casting and I have good decision making in management. So, kindly can you guide me to the suitable job grade for me. Junior fellow Or Middle grade?

    Hi there! Middle grades in surgery are expected to take the lead in operations so it’s probably not suitable for you. Junior grades in orthopaedics already operate with supervision so it’s probably more suitable. Hope that helps!

    Good day Doctor, i have a question regarding non-training jobs and WAST. 1) is it possible to start a non-training job immediately after completing WAST 12 months program? and vice versa 2) what pathway is the best for someone that have just completed the 12 months internship overseas with no post-graduate experience/training and also has full registration and wants to become a obs&gyn specialist in the uk. WAST or non- training jobs?

    Hi there! 1. Yes 2. Either will do as long as you work on your application to O&G ST1 which can be done in any job. An O&G non-training job would be ideal but not essential. Do check out our IMG Masterclass for guidance on improving your application to specialist training!

    Hi, i have a few questions: 1.how long the non training job is for? 2.once competence has been signed, do you get the training jobs easily? 3. what if someone doesn’t get it, will they have to leave the UK and go back to their homelands?

    Hi there! 1. As long as you want, it’s up to you when you apply for training jobs. 2. I’m afraid nothing is easy. Getting your competences signed only makes you eligible to apply, you still need to have a good application. Training jobs will not be handed to anyone just because they’re eligible. 3. It’s up to you, you can continue working in non-training jobs and reapply the following year.

    Hi Nick, Thanks for your great website. Are these training or non-training jobs paid?

    Hi there, thank you for visiting our site! All jobs are paid ? There are no tuition fees for training jobs.

    I found it very useful . Thankyou for your effort . I have a question as my scenario is a bit different after internship i have not worked at all for 4 years now . How would i get GMC registration and from where should i start?

    Hi there, the process and requirements are the same as someone who has been working full-time, IELTS/OET, PLAB etc. Of course it will help with your GMC registration and job applications if you start working again. It is always going to be easier to approve registration and employ someone who has recent clinical experience compared to someone who is out of practice but it’s a not a strict barrier.

    Please check out our IMG Crash Course for an overview of the process. Best of luck! https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/crashcourse/

    Hello Dr.Nick , found this website extremely useful and it answered all my queries although i had one little doubt though. I am a med student from India and here we have 4 and half years course MBBS and 12 months of internship and the article said if you’ve already done internship you do not need to attend the foundation course?? I’m confused(coz if we dont get to attend FY, how will we familiarise with the system in UK? thank you in advance.

    Hi there, if your internship meets the GMC criteria for internship then you are not eligible for the Foundation Programme from FY1. You’ll familiarise yourself with the system through a job at a suitable level with shadowing or an adjustment period. Please see these articles: https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/internship-gaps-and-full-gmc-registration/ https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/is-clerkship-accepted-as-internship-by-the-gmc/ https://thesavvyimg.co.uk/10-ways-to-prepare-for-your-first-job-in-the-nhs-as-an-img/

    Best of luck!!

    Hello Dr. Nick, if I start at a non-training junior grade job for NHS as FY2(already doing post-grad internship in the PH), would I still be qualified to apply for a core training job (CT1) after a year? Looking into psychiatry. Or do I need to redo FY2 again but this time training junior grade job? Thank you so much!

    Please where do the Drs who want to start their career in the UK through the WAST program fall in these categories?

    Hi, WAST is a junior grade post. It’s like a hybrid of a Standalone FY2 post and a non-training SHO job.

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    Work as an Overseas Doctor in the UK

    Want to work as an Overseas Doctor in the UK ? We assist overseas Doctor’s seeking jobs opportunities in the UK; through our market research and healthcare recruiting expertise-industry relationships to provide opportunities in your career advancement …

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    Why work as a Doctor in the UK ?

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    UK needs and allows healthcare professionals come to the UK workforce. There has never been a better time to consider working in the UK as a doctor. The NHS currently has more than 9,000 vacant doctor posts.

    The UK government, in its workforce plan for the NHS, has admitted it is reliant on recruiting overseas doctors until 2023 at least. It has removed its Tier 2 visa cap for doctors and nurses wishing to work in the UK

    For international doctors, there are many benefits to furthering your medical career in the UK, which include:

    • Work experience within one of the world’s largest healthcare systems
    • Top quality training and development, including the opportunity to gain specialist UK Royal College qualifications
    • Access to ground-breaking research
    • Good standards of pay
    • An opportunity to experience living and working in the UK
    • Developing new skills and being introduced to new ways of working
    • A diverse, multi-cultural population with a wide range of health needs

    Not only is the UK attractive to overseas doctors, but the UK’s publicly funded healthcare system – National Health Service (NHS) – relies upon international doctors to bridge skill shortage gaps and meet the high demand for its services.  Today, 26.3% of doctors licensed to practise by the General Medical Council (GMC) graduated from their primary medical qualification in an international country.  A further 10.7 % of doctors obtained theirs from an EEA country outside the UK.

    If you are considering working in UK, Emanate Resourcing can help. Our team is on hand at every step of the process from supporting you with your registration, finding a job, to helping you settle in and work in UK.

    Please feel Free, to Contact Us to discuss your next career opportunity.

    Pathways for Doctors who want to work as an Overseas Doctor in the UK

    This pathway is ideal for MBBS graduates those who have completed/ in process of completing their internship/house job.

    Please note that — Unlike the USMLE, you cannot appear for PLAB exams before completing your medical college.

    Step 1: IELTS

    Clear your IELTS in the beginning of internship

    Guidance for clearing IELTS can be found here : IELTS Preparation – The Ultimate Guide

    Step 2: PLAB 1

    Pass PLAB 1 during the duration of your internship.

    Guidance on passing PLAB 1 can be found here : PLAB 1 Guidance

    Step 3: PLAB 2

    Pass your PLAB 2 as soon as you can after you pass your PLAB 1.

    Guidance on passing PLAB 2 can be found here : PLAB 2 Guidance

    Step 4: GMC registration

    Apply for GMC registration and find a non-training job. Further guidance on GMC Registration can be found here : Link for further guidance on GMC Registration

    Step 5: CREST Form

    Work in your non training job and get the CREST form signed. CREST form is a document which confirms that you have the competencies similar to a U.K. trainee completing their foundation training.

    You can find the link to the CREST form for 2021 training recruitment here : CREST form (2021)

    Step 6: Apply for the desired training post

    You can apply for the desired training post through the following link : Oriel

    This pathway is for doctors those who have passed royal college membership exams ( MRCP , MRCS, MRCOG etc. )

    Step 1 : Pass the desired Royal college’s membership exam

    Step 2: apply for gmc registration and find a non-training job.

    You can find junior level or registrar level (if you are experienced ) jobs through : NHS Jobs website

    Step 3: Work in your non training job and get the CREST form signed

    CREST form is a document which confirms that you have the competencies similar to a U.K. trainee completing their foundation training.

    Step 4: Apply for the desired training post

    Please note : If you have worked in a surgical post for the duration of 18 months in any country including the U.K., you cannot apply for Core Surgical Training. You will have to apply for ST3 level specialty training jobs for further training after getting the form for core surgical training competencies signed off .

    Also note that : If you do not want to get into a training post at a junior level (CT/ST1)(do not want to repeat core training as you have already done that in your home country as MS or MD), you can start as a non-training registrar(a senior post ) and work up your way towards becoming a consultant via the CESR pathway.

    Pathway 3 (MTI Pathway)

    This pathway is for doctors who have completed post graduate training in their home country and want to work in the U.K. for a limited time , later on deciding whether they want to continue further or not.

    Please follow the link given to know about this pathway : MTI pathway guidance

    Our team of specialised recruitment consultants can advise you on the best opportunities, hospitals and locations to enable a smooth pathway to achieve your dream of living and working in UK.

    Visa requirements to work as an Overseas Doctor in the UK

    Visa requirement.

    UK employers can employ non-UK and non-EU professionals such as doctors to fill vacancies which they cannot fill with UK and EU nationals. So, Non-UK and non-EU doctors need to apply for Tier 2 (General Visa) to work in the UK. After getting the Tier 2 visa they can practice as a doctor in the UK. Those who have ILR status in the UK don’t need to apply for any visa.

    You need to meet the below conditions to be eligible to apply for a Tier 2 visa:

    • You must have a job offer from a UK employer.
    • You must be offered an appropriate salary.
    • The job offer made to you must meet the Resident Market Labor Test (RLMT) unless there are some exemptions available to it.
    • Your employer must be a licensed Tier 2 sponsor in the UK who then must offer you a certificate of sponsorship.
    • You must have personal savings to support yourself when you arrive in the UK.
    • You must meet the English language requirement.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can we assist you, to work as an overseas doctor in the uk , emanate resourcing specialises in the recruitment of local & overseas trained doctor’s & nurses.

    If you are looking for Doctor’s Jobs in the UK, we have a variety of Permanent & Locum Doctor Jobs available in the UK, in an extensive network of leading and reputable hospitals, surgeries and medical practices.

    • To find Doctor’s positions in the UK please view our Doctor’s Job Vacancies .
    • To know more about Overseas Doctor working in the UK , please refer to the Doctors moving to the UK .
    • If you have further questions or would like to access our Healthcare  Recruitment Services, please feel free to Contact Us.

    WHY WORK AS AN OVERSEAS DOCTOR IN THE UK ?

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    Australia offers a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, diverse landscapes, as well as tropical and temperate climates year-round. The main cities and large regional towns provide an abundance of sporting, art and cultural activities. Australia’s strong sporting and education culture makes it a fantastic place to raise children.

    A melting pot of different cultures

    The Australian culture has evolved into its own unique multi ethnic cultural mix with a population of around 24 million. Approximately 43% of Australians were either born overseas or have at least one parent who immigrated to Australia. The population spread is urbanised with 67% of people living in main metropolitan cities.

    Education in Australia – it’s one of the best

    The Australian education system is renowned for its high academic standards. The public school system is free to Australia citizens, permanent residents and those on long term work visas. The school year starts at 4 years of age and runs for 13 years divided into primary, secondary and senior secondary. Australian universities are recognised internationally as providing high quality education enticing many students relocate from all over the world to Australia to study.

    Cost of living

    The cost of living in Australia is higher than the USA and lower than the UK. Sydney, being its most expensive city, is up there with London and New York in terms of cost of housing and general living expenses. The other main centres of Australia are generally more affordable places to live and work. The average wage in Australia is $74,000 per year with a minimum wage of $19.49 per hour. Some figures show Australians earn 25% more than their British colleagues.

    Public and private healthcare jobs for doctors

    There is a great deal of opportunities for doctors to work permanently or locum in Australia. Australia offers medical specialists an interesting and diverse working environment, career development and excellent remuneration rewards. The positions available range in scope from large teaching hospitals to smaller community hospitals and private clinics.

    Getting registered as a doctor in Australia

    Doctors aiming to register and work unsupervised as a specialist in Australia must have completed the required training and assessment to gain fellowship with the appropriate Australasian college in their chosen specialty (ie: radiology, emergency medicine, general medicine, psychiatry). If you have trained in Australia or New Zealand the process is straightforward.

    English language and training requirements

    Doctors must also satisfy the English language and training requirements to register with the Medical Board of Australia and the overarching registration body AHPRA (The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency):  https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration.aspx

    The registration process for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) wanting to work in Australia is complex and different requirements apply to each individual college. Please contact us directly for further detail or check the college websites for more information about your eligibility and the registration process.

    Australian immigration

    International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) who gain registration with the Medical Board of Australia are eligible for skilled migrant visas and potentially Permanent residency with Australian Immigration. More information can be found here: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas/work-visas

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    How to work as an overseas doctor in the uk, to work as a doctor in the united kingdom.

    To work as a doctor in the United Kingdom, all doctors must obtain registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and licence to practice. The exact requirements for registration will depend on several factors, like nationality, the country of your primary medical qualification and any postgraduate training.

    As a rough guideline

    • A valid and verified primary medical qualification:   Not sure whether your qualification is valid? Double check on General Medical Council website. An EEA country or Switzerland or non-EEA . It may require independent verification (via EPIC verification).
    • English Language skills:  speaking, reading, writing and listening ability must be demonstrated. This is to ensure your patients’ wellbeing is not at risk. This can be demonstrated by passing IELTS / OETS (International English Language Testing System/Occupational English Test) Academic 7.5 or above or Medicine grade B
    • Proof of Clinical Knowledge:  PLAB, Postgraduate qualification, Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration ( CESR )   PLAB1 exam – This tests your medical ability. The PLAB1 is a 180 multiple choice paper involving clinical scenarios, which you are given 3 hours to complete. For more information about the PLAB1 and booking it, click here .
    • PLAB2 exam: This is the 2nd part of the PLAB exams, and involves (with the requirement of a UK Visa) coming to the UK to sit. It is an in-person exam, and you are tested on your clinical skills. For more information about the PLAB2 and booking it, click here . For information on UK Visas for the PLAB2, click here .
    • GMC Registration:  Once you’ve passed your PLAB2, you can apply for a GMC license to practice in the UK.
    • Evidence of Acceptable Internship : or two years of continuous work practice evidence after graduation
    • 5-year activity record: medical work, clinical attachments, periods of unemployment or study leave
    • Certificate of good standing: You will need to provide a certificate of good standing from each medical regulatory authority you’ve been registered or licensed with in the last five years. Each certificate is only valid for 3 months
    • ID Check:  Once your application has been approved, you will be invited to book an identity check within 6 months. This takes place in either Manchester or London. Guidelines on the identity checking process can change at any time due to Covid-19, please visit the GMC for the latest guidelines .
    • Finding & Applying for a UK:  On average, from completing your PLAB2 to getting a , it can take 2 months.

    If you’re not a consultant and looking to work in the UK, we recommend applying first for a non-training role in at your grade (FY2, SHO or Registrar  depending on your seniority) before entering a training programme.

    If you are a consultant, you can check your eligibility for getting a consultancy here .

    DO YOU CHARGE A FEE FOR JOB PLACEMENT ?

    We do not charge candidates a fee for job placement..

    As your medical recruitment agent, we do not charge a fee for job placement, since we are paid directly by the employers or industry partners. *Any fee for additional professional services that we may provide will be communicated in advance and and will proceed only after receiving a consent from you. *We do charge a placement fee to medical centres when we fill positions.

    DO YOU OFFER FREE CONSULTATION ?

    Our initial consultation (15minutes) is always free.

    Any additional consultation time as needed will be a paid service & will be communicated to you.

    From time to time we hold live events and Q& A sessions; do register & send us all relevant information, so we can send a Private Invite to such events.

    THERE ARE LOADS OF MEDICAL RECRUITMENT AGENCIES—WHAT MAKES EMANATE RECRUITMENT DIFFERENT?

    Emanate recruitment is different in many ways, including but not limited to the following:.

    • We have doctors as founders & Board members to provide overall operational guidance.
    • We are part of a Health Group who own a growing Medical Practice Network
    • We have tied up with Immigration Law Firm for regulatory guidance.
    • We Focus only on Doctor’s & Nurses recruitment.

    What’s involved in applying?

    For emanate to be of assistance, we request that you send us your details and cv by registering with us online..

    This is the best way to give us the information we need to evaluate the level of assistance we are likely to be able to provide.

    What should the CV include ?

    We will assist you in securing your desired position across an extensive network of medical providers..

    For the recruitment process to begin, you must send us your updated professional resume (CV).

    Your CV must include the following:

    • Educational Qualifications
    • Duties and responsibilities of any past jobs you have held
    • Dates of employment (be specific)
    • How many hours per week you worked
    • 3 professional references (Telephone # & Email)

    At Emanate, we understand the need to find a Job position that matches your preference, in the shortest time and prompt service.

    WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY CONTACT INFORMATION & OTHER DOCUMENTS PROVIDED ?

    We will not sell your information to third parties..

    If you submit your CV & other Documents to us it will be reviewed by one of our recruitment specialists. Following that, it will be securely stored until needed as part of an application process. *We will not share your CV to prospective employers without your approval. * Refer to our privacy policy for more information.

    Will my spouse or children be able to work?

    Yes your spouse or children will be able to work.

    HOW WILL YOU CONTACT ME ABOUT SUITABLE POSITIONS?

    All candidates are contacted immediately upon receipt of their registration by either email and/or telephone..

    Following our initial contact, candidates are then emailed regularly regarding suitable positions.

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    Emanate is a leading Doctor’s & Nurses recruitment agency, specializing in supporting Overseas trained Doctor’s & Nurses move & practice in UK. We work with many of the leading hospitals & health practices across UK &  will assist with every stage of the process. Be rest assured that your needs will be met & moving internationally will be as hassle-free as possible.

    Experienced International Medical Recruitment Team You Can Trust

    We believe in keeping things simple and are experts at providing friendly, professional support. We think you’ll find Emanate Resourcing a great resource for helping you move to UK.

    Get in touch with one of our international medical recruitment specialists today. Whether you’re only thinking about moving or actively applying for Doctors jobs in the UK, we can assist you with every part of your journey.

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    Our recruiter will spend time getting to know you and talking through your interest.

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    We will explore where it maybe be best for you and your family to live & work.

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    Sharing specific opportunities with you to evaluate and determine what is of interest. Once a job that is of interest is identified and you're feeling ready, Emanate Resourcing will then submit your information to the hiring manager & coordinate next steps (i.e. interview, contract negotiation, licensing, credentialing & more).

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    Doctor Jobs in United Kingdom (UK) | International Healthcare Career

    Guide to working in the uk for international doctors:, why work in the uk.

    Similar MBBS curriculum taught in the UK is similar to many countries (textbooks and lecture format), therefore knowledge and skills are transferrable between several systems. Knowledge and skills gained in the applicant’s home country can be applied and developed further in specialized training in a developed country.

    Useful support network available for new doctors- as over 170,000 international doctors already practice in the UK. Many organisations and communities are present to help new doctors adjust.

    The NHS is considered one of the top healthcare systems in the world and there is high international demand for knowledge and skills acquired by those working in the NHS.

    The NHS currently has over 9000 vacant job roles and are looking to employ talented doctors from abroad. Creating ample opportunity for international doctors to work in the NHS and access high-quality education and training, diverse experiences, and a good salary. Many opportunities are available for non-UK graduates in general medicine, psychiatry, gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics.

    UK trainees earn between £27,000-£31,000 per annum for a 40-hour week. Trainee specialists earn £37,000 to £47,000. Specialists earn £57,000-£110,000 (or higher as there is no upper limit). General Practitioners earn £78,000-£105,000. There is additional pay for overtime, night shifts, weekend work and on-call allowances (depending on their contract).

    The PLAB exam tests the applicant’s knowledge and skills to ensure that they are as qualified as a UK 2nd year Foundation doctor.

    • PLAB part 1- written exam of 180 multiple choice questions (3 hours to complete). Short scenarios followed by a question. This exam can be sat in the applicant’s home country.
    • PLAB 2- an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) involving interaction with actors, Simulated mannequins, and medical equipment. 18 scenarios for 8 minutes each. This exam aims to reflect real life scenarios. This test has to be completed at the GMC’s clinical assessment center in Manchester, United Kingdom.
    • Pinpoint where your training and skills fit in UK healthcare system.
    • Decide career goals in the UK and duration- this will determine the route taken e.g., training schemes provide GMC registration, visa applications but are time limited and require doctors to return to their home country post training.
    • Register with the General Medical Council (GMC). 3 types of registration available:  provisional registration  is only available to doctors completing their first year of foundation training (as a junior doctor). To apply for  full registration , overseas doctors need to provide evidence of MBBS degree + at least 1-year internship experience (continuously for 12 months with 3 months in medicine and 3 months in surgery). Valid IELTS certificate (7 in all subject areas and overall score of 7.5) or OET certificate (minimum grade B in all areas). Overseas doctors must also pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test. Applicants must apply for GMC registration within 2 years of passing PLAB. Specialist registration – for overseasdoctors who have not completed the UK specialty training posts. Known as the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) route. Applicants must provide evidence of experience, skills and knowledge which is assessed by the relevant Royal College to determine if experience is equivalent to current post-graduate qualification. However, evidence can total 1000 pages and take 6-9 months to assess.
    • Specialist qualifications gained in the United Kingdom are highly recognized in a wide range of countries by health care and public systems. This provides UK doctors with countless opportunities across the world for great career growth.
    • Apply for visa- tier 2 visa sponsored by employer (training scheme sponsored visas are tier 5). Employers must provide a certificate of sponsorship. Tier 2 visa lasts 5 years. Candidates need to apply for new sponsorship if they change employer/location (doctors on training schemes do not).
    • Book flights to work in UK.

    Information  for Overseas Doctors

    All doctors must have registration with a license to legally practice medicine in the UK and not undertake activities restricted by law to practice, e.g. writing prescriptions and signing death certificates.

    The licence to practice is issued by the General Medical Council (GMC) and applies to all doctors in the UK regardless of whether they are working in the NHS or independent sector, either on a full or part time, permanent or locum basis.

    It also applies to all levels of registration, whether provisional, full or on the specialist or general practitioner (GP) register.

    Registration

    All doctors intending to practice medicine in the UK are required to be registered with the GMC, follow the GMC’s good medical practice guidance and be subject to the GMC Fitness to Practice actions. Doctors who hold registration but not a licence may be working as an academic or outside the UK. They cannot undertake any of the activities – clinical work – for which UK law requires them to hold a licence to practice.

    Doctors who have never been registered with the GMC will have to apply for registration with a licence to practice. They will not be able to apply for registration without a licence.

    The requirements for registration in the UK will depend on a number of factors:

    • Your Nationality
    • The country in which you gained your primary medical qualification
    • The type of work you want to do
    • Whether or not you have completed a period of post-graduate training or an internship

    First you should check that you possess an acceptable primary medical qualification to apply for registration. If you are in any doubt you should check your qualifications status with the GMC.

    In addition, international medical graduates (IMGs) will be required to demonstrate their medical knowledge and skills, and all applicants may have to demonstrate they are competent in using the English language before they are registered. NHS Employers has published a helpful guide for IMGs on its website.

    Being registered with the GMC does not guarantee that you will find employment within the UK.

    Non-European Economic Area nationals

    If you are not a UK/EEA national, you will also need to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration regulations to gain the right to enter and work in UK.

    Foundation Programme

    All UK medical graduates are required to undertake a two-year Foundation Programme immediately following graduation. The Foundation Programme forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience in a series of placements in a variety of specialties and healthcare settings.

    Once doctors have completed the Foundation Programme, they may apply for a specialty or general practice training programme.

    If you have completed an internship year as part of your degree and are awarded full GMC registration, then you will need to think about entering the foundation programme via a locum post.

    Further details are available on the Medical and Dental Recruitment website.

    Since 1 April 2006, all doctors working in general practice in the NHS in the UK (other than doctors in training such as GP registrars) are required to be on the GP Register. This requirement extends to locums.

    If you have not completed the UK GP Certificate of Completion of Training programme you will need to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR), which will then enable you to be entered on the GP Register.

    All consultants (other than a locum consultant appointment) must be on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). To be eligible to apply for specialist registration with the GMC, doctors must have successfully completed a GMC-approved training programme and been granted one of the following certificates:

    • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
    • Certificate confirming Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)

    Doctors who have not completed a full GMC-approved training programme and wish to have their training, qualifications and experience assessed for eligibility for entry onto the specialist register must make an application under The General and Specialist Medical Practice Order for a CESR. It is not possible to hold specialist registration without also holding full registration.

    Full registration enables doctors to work in any form of professional medical practice in the UK, provided they hold a licence to practise. Doctors must, however, also hold specialist registration to take up a consultant post (other than a locum consultant post); and those wishing to work as GPs must be on the GP register.

    Doctors qualifying from outside the UK may be eligible to apply directly for full registration if they hold an acceptable primary medical qualification and have completed a period of postgraduate clinical experience (internship).

    A doctor will need to provide documentary evidence to support their application. Only original documents can be accepted. To complete the process, all doctors must visit the GMC in person to undergo a pre-registration identity check. A photograph of the doctor will be taken and this will be made available to employers so they can be assured of the doctor’s identity.

    UK graduates and IMGs who are new to full registration and taking up a new job, or restoring their names to the register after a prolonged absence from practice, are required to work within an approved practice setting (APS) as assessed by the GMC as suitable for doctors new to full registration. The GMC recommends that EEA graduates ensure that they also work in an APS when they first take up employment in the UK under full registration. Most NHS employers will have approved practice setting status.

    The purpose of the APS system is to provide public protection by requiring doctors new, or returning, to full registration in the UK to work within a system with appropriate supervision and appraisal arrangements or assessments.

    Provisional registration (alongside a license to practice) only allows newly qualified doctors to undertake an approved Foundation Year 1 post. The law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to work in any other type of post. On successful completion of Foundation Year 1, you will be able to apply for full GMC registration.

    Provisional registration is available to doctors with the following nationality, rights and qualifications:

    • UK medical graduates who have completed their medical degree at a UK University recognised in the Medical Act 1983
    • International medical graduates who have an acceptable primary medical qualification and who have passed the PLAB test but who have not completed an internship
    • Nationals from the EEA, Switzerland and other countries with EC rights who qualified outside of the EEA and Switzerland
    • Nationals from the EEA, Switzerland and doctors who have EC rights who qualified at EEA or Swiss medical schools
    • Doctors who have qualified in an EEA member state can apply to do their practical training (internship) in the UK if the practical training counts towards a medical degree which requires this for compliance with Directive 2005/36/EC

    English language proficiency

    Overseas doctors applying for registration must satisfy the GMC that they have the necessary knowledge of English. This may be demonstrated though the International Language Test System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET)

    For the IELTS, candidates will be required to prove that they meet the GMC’s requirements in the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test which has four areas:

    Prospective registrants for the GMC’s register must score 7.5 or more overall if using the IELTS.

    The OET provides an alternative to the IELTS and was introduced on 8 Feb 2018.

    The OET is an international English language test designed specifically for the healthcare sector. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. It is specifically designed for healthcare professions, and in the UK is an option for doctors, nurses and midwives.

    A full list of professional regulatory bodies who accept the OET:

    OET is accepted for all Tier 2 UKVI visas for doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists, including the new Health and Care Visa which sits within the Tier 2 (General):

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    • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    • The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
    • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
    • The Royal College of Pathologists
    • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Universities & Education

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    • King’s College London
    • Nottingham Trent University
    • Teesside University
    • UK Foundation Programme
    • University of Chester
    • University of Highlands and Islands
    • University of Leicester
    • University of the West of Scotland

    NHS Hospitals & Trusts

    • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    • Health Education England
    • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    For the OET, candidates will need to achieve a Level B in each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) to meet the GMC’s requirements. The test is designed for healthcare professionals with an emphasis on real situations medical staff might encounter.

    Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB)

    The GMC uses the PLAB test to ensure that international doctors have the basic medical competence and communication skills to practise in the UK. Doctors wishing to take the PLAB test must have already successfully completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET).

    The first part of the PLAB test can be taken at a number of test centres overseas, but the second part must be taken in the UK.

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    Thousands of doctors in the United Kingdom who work for the National Health Service are going on strike — again — starting Saturday in a dispute with the government over pay. In the last few years, health professionals have been increasingly unhappy about their wages and conditions with the NHS. That’s led many doctors to leave the U.K. for the United States, Canada and other countries.

    The National Health Service is famous around the world for being free of charge at the point of delivery. It’s funded through general taxation, and, although you can pay to be treated privately, most Brits still rely on and value the NHS, including U.S.-born actor Rob Delaney, who lives in London. He’s been supporting the doctors strikes.

    “I love the NHS, and I love its workers, and my family’s benefited massively from it,” Delaney said. “Most of my life was spent getting health care in the United States, with a really horrible barrier of private health insurance in between me and my family’s care.”

    Many British doctors are angry that they’re being made to work long hours for what they call inadequate pay. Dr. Kirsten Sellick, a striking medical resident, explained.

    A woman with long hair and glasses wears a bright orange vest and beanie at a protest.

    “I wasn’t earning enough to start paying off my student loan. I didn’t reach the minimum threshold to pay off my student loan,” she said. “And that’s how little I earned as a 40-hour-a-week doctor, which is part-time.”

    The more years of training you complete, the higher your wages go. But even when you’re at consultant or attending level, you’ll still only earn an average of $180,000 a year. That’s far less than in the United States — in some cases under half the pay of equivalent U.S. doctors.

    Dr. Shirin Ahmed is from the U.K. but now lives and works in America. On her YouTube channel , Ahmed talks about the salary differences.

    “In the U.S., the average length of a residency program is around three to five years. Whereas in the U.K., when you finish medical school, the average length of training for a junior doctor is between five to 10 years,” she said.

    Ahmed noted that consultants make two or three times less than they would in the U.S. 

    But the U.K. government has said NHS doctors aren’t being reasonable . In the U.K., taxpayers pay doctors’ wages, and the government has pointed out that medical residents have already received an average 9% pay boost this financial year. It’s now offering them a further 3%.

    The doctors aren’t happy, and some are turning their sights to Canada. That country has a similar free-to-all health system, publicly funded by the federal government and partly by each province.

    Phil Martin, who’s based in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is the CEO of Physicians for You, which recruits doctors from abroad. He said he’s never been busier, and the route into Canada has never been easier.

    “You can now actually get your full license without actually even getting into the country, which you never could before,” he said. “You’d have to sit multiple exams to do that. Also, they’ve removed supervision in some of the provinces as well, which sort of limited doctors where they could work.”

    One doctor Martin has helped is family physician Dr. Ali Bryce, who also works in British Columbia. He said that, in addition to better pay than the NHS offered and less pressure, he wanted a different lifestyle.

    “We wanted to go somewhere where we could enjoy the hobbies that we enjoy,” he said. “And Canada had a lot of that, with snow sports and outdoor hiking and just space, really.”

    A recent survey by the doctors union , the British Medical Association, suggests 4 in 10 doctors are planning to leave the NHS and work abroad. The U.K. government says money is tight for increasing the salaries of British doctors — but it may have to find more cash or risk an even greater exodus abroad.

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    One in five NHS jobs now filled by non-UK nationals

    A third of doctors and three in 10 nurses working in the health service have come from abroad - the highest proportion since records began, the analysis of NHS Digital data reveals.

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    One in five NHS jobs are now filled by non-UK nationals, new analysis shows.

    A third of doctors and three in 10 nurses working in the health service have come from abroad - the highest proportion since records began, the analysis of NHS Digital data by the PA news agency reveals.

    The overall foreign national figure for NHS England in September 2023, 20.4%, is up from 13% in 2016, and 11.9% in 2009, when the data was first made available.

    According to the figures, the most common non-UK nationality in the NHS is Indian, with people from India comprising 10.1% of full-time equivalent nurses and health visitors, and 8% of doctors.

    The data shows 3.7% of doctors currently in the NHS are from Pakistan, 2.9% are from Egypt, and 2% are from Nigeria.

    Filipino employees make up 7.7% of nurses and health visitors, Nigerians 2.5%, and Irish 1.1%, the figures also suggest.

    Chief executive of NHS Employers, Danny Mortimer, said the numbers show "how reliant the NHS has become on its talented international workforce", adding that without them it "could have very easily buckled under the pressures it has been put under".

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    But The Nuffield Trust researcher Lucina Rolewicz warns: "This is far from a sustainable, long-term solution."

    Assistant director of policy at the health charity The King's Fund, Alex Baylis, notes that there are currently 120,000 jobs empty across NHS England, including 42,000 in nursing, and 9,000 in medicine.

    He adds: "Since professional training takes several years, the NHS will be highly dependent on recruiting from overseas for the next five years, and retaining current staff, if vacancies are to be filled."

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    In recent years the NHS has struggled hugely with retaining staff, with employees who say they are overworked and underpaid deciding to settle in different countries or leaving their professions altogether.

    Last year, the NHS long-term workforce plan was published, pledging to halve the number of foreign national doctors over the coming 15 years and double the number of medical school places for home-grown graduates.

    Consultant numbers still the same

    Not all NHS jobs have seen an increase in non-UK nationals, however, with the number of consultants from abroad remaining fairly consistent at around 22%.

    Overall, 214 nationalities are now represented across the NHS, with India, Portugal, and Ghana in the top 10.

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    A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "International recruitment has a valuable role in helping the NHS deliver its world-class care, but it is important we boost the domestic workforce and decrease our reliance on agency staff and overseas workers.

    "The first ever NHS long-term workforce plan was commissioned by the government to train, retain and reform the workforce, and put the NHS on a sustainable footing into the future.

    "Backed by £2.4bn, the plan will double the number of medical school places, almost double the number of adult nurse training places, and increase the number of GP training places by 50% by 2031."

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    Here's what's open and closed on Presidents Day 2024 and why we celebrate the holiday

    Here's a look at what presidents day is, when it takes place and what will be open and closed, published february 16, 2024 • updated on february 17, 2024 at 1:40 pm.

    The U.S. is celebrating Presidents Day Monday and while many will be off work for the federal holiday, they'll also be wondering where they can go and what they can do.

    Here's a look at what Presidents Day is, when it takes place and what will be open and closed:

    What is Presidents Day and why do we celebrate it?

    The earliest iteration of Presidents Day dates back to the 1800s, when the life of first U.S. President George Washington was celebrated each Feb. 22, which was his birthday, according to History.com . In 1885, Washington's birthday became the first to be designated as a federal holiday.

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    Then, in 1971, the holiday was moved to third Monday in February as a result of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was designed to give workers a number of three-day weekends throughout the year. According to the National Archives , the position of the holiday between Washington's birthday and Abraham Lincoln's birthday, which was Feb. 12, "gave rise to the popular name of Presidents Day."

    Since Lincoln's birthday wasn't a federal holiday, Presidents Day has become a day to honor both presidents.

    When is Presidents Day?

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    In 2024, Presidents Day falls on Monday, Feb. 19.

    What's open and closed for Presidents Day 2024?

    Because Presidents Day is a federal holiday, many facilities will be closed.

    Banks: Mostly closed

    Presidents Day is a holiday for the Federal Reserve Bank, meaning most bank locations will be closed. TD Bank stores will be open, though.

    Post office: Closed

    Because Presidents Day is a federal holiday, USPS offices will be closed.

    UPS: Locations open

    UPS says "pickup and delivery services are available," on Presidents Day. The company notes that UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations deliveries "will require one additional business days’ time in transit due to the Federal (USPS) holiday."

    The UPS Store locations are open, however.

    FedEx: Modified service

    Though most routes will operate normally, FedEx says it will employ modified service for FedEx Express and Ground Economy for the holiday.

    Schools: Mostly closed

    Most schools across the country are closed on Presidents Day, with some districts even having off the Friday before the holiday as well.

    Grocery stores: Mostly open

    Stores like Trader Joe's, Costco and more have said they will operate regular hours. Check your local store for hours.

    Retailers and restaurants: Mostly open

    While most government functions will not be operating on Monday, most big box stores and restaurants will remain open.

    Many major chains will be offering a number of holidays sales in celebration of the day.

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