The UK has long been one of the most popular destinations for oversees doctors in the EU. This is for a number of reasons including its reputation for delivering high standards of care, research excellence and world-class training and development programmes.

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 publically 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.