International Doctors

Over the last 7 years RIG Locums has helped many overseas doctors find their first and subsequent locum jobs in the UK. Using our knowledge and experience we’ve put the following information together to give you an insight into what life is like in the UK, how the healthcare system works, as well as hints and tips for getting your first doctors job in the UK.

  1. Benefits of working in the UK as a doctor
  2. The UK Medical System
  3. Getting your first UK doctors job
  4. Living and working in the UK 
    • National Insurance
    • Taxation
    • Getting a bank account
    • Accommodation

If you are an International Doctor looking for a permanent job in the UK visit our dedicated International website to learn about our video interviewing technology and other ways we will assist you with your move to the UK.

Of course, as well as using these resources, you are welcome to call one of our experienced consultants on 0800 690 6044 for Locum positions and 0345 363 1187 for Permanent positions, who will be more than happy to advise or point you in the direction of any information you need.

“The level of service that I’ve received from RIG locums has been way above average. The personnel are very friendly and were extremely supportive, especially in my early days in the NHS when I had no UK experience and it was extremely difficult to find a suitable job. RIG Locums believed in me and were able to find jobs at the right grade in the right speciality. The quality of the roles I’ve been offered has been excellent, I’ve been placed in two consecutive jobs as an SPR and my last contract was extended for five months. RIG locums is by far my favourite locum agency and I would certainly recommend them. I look forward to working with them once again in the future.”

SPR Cardiologist, South East England