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AUG 29/2019

Moving to the UK: A Guide to Living and Working for Doctors, Nurses and AHPs

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Have you ever dreamed of living and working in the United Kingdom? Starting a new chapter of your life overseas in a country renowned for its beautiful cities, vast areas of stunning countryside, incredible scenery and 7,000 miles of naturally beautiful coastline?

Of course, it isn’t just the sensational surroundings that make this country an unbelievable place to live and work as a medical professional. There are so many other reasons to move to the UK.

Reasons to move to the UK

Located off the north-western coast of Europe, the UK is a cultural melting pot that is home to over 66 million people. Made up of four separate nations - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the country is rich in heritage and offers a unique blend of history and culture.

London and Birmingham are the most heavily populated areas with the former proving incredibly popular amongst tourists. Other cities, such as Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast also offer plenty in the way of entertainment as well as potential employment opportunities for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

In more rural areas, National Parks, like the Lake District and Peak District, provide areas of outstanding natural beauty that are difficult to match elsewhere on earth. Perfect if you prefer to spend your downtime away from the city or favour a quieter lifestyle.

The country also offers excellent employment opportunities for medical professionals. As well as being able to boast superb private facilities, the UK is also home to the National Health Service (NHS), one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. This famous institution is envied around the world and certainly looks good on any resume.

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Thinking about moving to the UK?

Whilst the idea of moving to the UK might seem like an unbelievable opportunity, relocating can certainly present its fair share of challenges. Moving to the UK is a huge decision, especially if it means adapting to a new way of life and being far away from your friends and family.

However, don’t let the enormity of the situation discourage you from living out your dream. Yes, the prospect of moving may seem daunting, but it can also be exciting and, ultimately, hugely rewarding.

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Preparing to move to the UK

Life-changing decisions are never the easiest to make, so preparation really is key. Once you arrive in the UK, you will want to adapt to everyday life as quickly as possible. The more you know about the country, its people and the culture, the better. And that’s where we can help.

Our handy guide to living and working in the UK is designed to help you adapt to life in this fascinating country as seamlessly as possible. From discovering more about the major cities and the overall lifestyle of the British people to learning about finance and public holidays, this guide is packed with the information you need to embrace your new life in the UK.

This guide is intended for healthcare professionals of any nationality. So, whether you are an Indian doctor, Filipino nurse or Australian allied health professional moving to the UK, our guide to living and working abroad is just what you need.

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Share with your family, friends and colleagues

These guides aren’t just for healthcare professionals. If you have a friend, colleague or family member who has their heart set on moving to the UK, no matter what their profession, feel free to share this guide with them.

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