Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the UK as a doctor?
We welcome your knowledge and experience at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our multicultural Trust has extensive experience in working with, supporting, and developing international doctors. We value international experience that enriches our medical capabilities and broadens our patient experience.
We have a dedicated onboarding team that will guide you through the process of applying to work in the UK and who will support you through every step of the recruitment process.
Once you are ready to travel our team will support you with all of the arrangements. We’ll help you settle by assisting with your accommodation, helping you set up a UK bank account, introduce you to the local area and introduce you to the team you’ll be working with. We know how important it is to feel that you are continuing to grow and develop your skills as a doctor. That’s why we strive to ensure that our junior doctors enjoy rotations that are challenging and rewarding. Our doctors enjoy attractive renumeration packages and all the lifestyle benefits that come from living and working in this desirable part of the country. Our catchment area offers excellent transport links to London and the south east’s coastline, while the semi-rural environment provides plenty of opportunities to escape to the countryside. Add to that the high levels of employment, good schools and generally prosperous communities.
The following guide has been prepared to simplify the requirements of working in the UK as a Doctor. To work in the UK as a doctor there are a few requirements needed from both a visa and medical perspective.
To become a Doctor in the UK, you will need to register with the GMC and complete all the necessary stages prior to deployment to the UK.
For further information on how to apply for your registration click here.
Before you are able to join us and be eligible for an interview, you will need to meet each of the following criteria:
- Passed your OET/IELTS English Language Test at the required level
- Completed or booked PLAB
- Began the registration process with the General Medical Council ‘GMC’
- Demonstrable experience within an acute hospital setting
To apply for any of our vacancies please click on Our Vacancies or apply on the national NHS portal. You will be required to complete an electronic application form. Once you have submitted your application, this will then be shortlisted by the recruitment panel and if you are successful, you will be invited to interview.
We offer Face to Face Interviews if you are already in the UK or we can arrange a virtual interview if you are overseas.
If you are successful at interview, you will be offered the role on a conditional basis. This means you will need to be cleared through the Trust employment checks. Once cleared you will be issued your unconditional offer of employment.
Please note: We will not be able to offer you a conditional offer unless all your documents have been submitted to the GMC and your registration has been granted.
Typical checks are as follows:
- Police Check
- ID and Right to Work Check in the UK
- Qualification Checks
- Occupational Health – To be arranged by you once your flight has been booked to the UK
You will be sponsored by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust for the purposes of your visa application. We will apply for your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) before you make your individual application.
For further information please click here.
You’ll be told what you need to do when you apply.
There are different types of accommodation available on all 3 hospital sites to help you settle into your new job. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements around accommodation and we will do our best to accommodate this.
For further information on our accommodation please click on the accommodation tab found on this website.
Besides the support you’ll receive from your colleagues in your department, you’ll also receive excellent initial and ongoing support from the Trust’s wider teams.
In particular, you’ll receive support from:
The International Resourcing Medical Team – Arrange bank appointments and provide advice about the local areas and all other elements of pastoral support.
Our dedicated International Recruitment Medical Team will be on hand every step of the way to help you, with expert advice and support.