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Doctors Relocating to the UK

Find out all you need to know about relocating and finding a job in the UK as a Doctor.

Finding a job in the UK as a Doctor

The UK has one of the most revolutionary and progressive healthcare systems in the world. Whether you're working for the National Health Service (NHS) or a private healthcare provider, you are part of a national workforce who pride themselves on delivering first-class care. 

As the leading healthcare staffing agency, we have a wide range of permanent and fixed-term job opportunities for international doctors with NHS Trusts and Health Boards throughout the UK.

Our Roles

We recruit for locum, contract and permanent doctors in primary and acute care. We have opportunities in:

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Medical Administration
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

How to get a job in the UK 

To apply for a job with the UK NHS there are a few requirements that you will need to meet.

Click below to submit your details and our international recruitment team will get in touch to assist you.


Recruitment process for overseas doctors

Learn more about Medacs' recruitment process for overseas doctors applying to work in the UK.

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Apply for UK visa sponsorship

Before moving to the UK, you will need to obtain a Health and Care Worker visa. This allows you to remain in the country for up to five years and can be extended if required.

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Register with the General Medical Council (GMC)

The GMC regulates Doctors in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They set standards for Doctors to meet in their working lives. To practice as a Doctor in the UK you will need to apply for registration with GMC.

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Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

Doctors interested in working in the UK are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by passing either IELTS, or OET.

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UK Code of Practice for Ethical Recruitment

Medacs Healthcare abide to the UK NHS Code of Practice for Ethical Recruitment. This means we cannot recruit healthcare professionals from safeguarded countries on the Code of Practice list. To find out which countries are included on the safeguarded List, please read our Ethical Overseas Recruitment article for more information.

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