Would you like to live and work in England ?
Step by Step becoming a GP in England
- Apply for a job!
If English is not your first language you need to get the English Certificate: International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 7.00 Score or Occupational English Test (medicine version), B Level Score.
The 1st skype interview with the employer, if successful you start your registration with the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC is the organisation which sets standards for doctors in the United Kingdom. You need to be registered with the GMC to work as a doctor in England.
- You visit your chosen area to find out more about where you will be working and to meet other international GPs. You will have a second interview and an assessment of your learning needs.
- Once you pass your second interview you will be able to join the programme. You will be allocated to a GP practice within the region.
- You will be provided with a minimum of three months of training and observation in your employing practice to prepare you for the Induction and Refresher assessments and improve your English language skills. You will then spend a minimum of six months treating patients with supervision and support from a senior GP at your practice.
Successful applicant assessments will remain valid for a year from the pass date.
What’s on offer?
Whatever the reasons for your break – whether you’ve taken time out to raise your family or care for someone, or to work abroad or in a different profession – our scheme could be for you.
- A tailored programme to meet your learning needs, experiences and personal commitments
- A bursary of up to £3,500 a month while you are on a supervised placement
- Help towards indemnity costs and other fees: 1. One off payment of £1,250 to assist with indemnity costs whilst on the Scheme
2. One off payment of £464 towards the costs of GMC membership and DBS fees.
- One off payment of £464 towards the costs of GMC membership and DBS fees.
- No fees for the first sittings of assessments
- Reimbursement of fees for the portfolio route
- Access to a dedicated account manager to help guide you through the process
- If you are living or working overseas you can complete parts of the scheme before moving back to England.
Once you have gained entry to the National Medical Performers List without conditions you can expect toearn a salary of between £68,000 and £72,000 per year. This salary is the same across all parts of the NHS inEngland excluding London where you will receive additional funds to help with the increased living costs there,known as London weighting.
- Up to £9500 relocation costs