Opportunities for GPs and Family Medicine Specialists

    At GP World, we’re proud to be working alongside the NHS to help promote the International GP Recruitment Programme. NHS England’s International GP Recruitment Programme aims to recruit qualified overseas family doctors to work in the UK. Widely acknowledged as the best health service in the world, the NHS has invested an additional £1bn for the development of its infrastructure and international programmes.

    We’re delighted to be able to offer these fantastic opportunities to family doctors that are looking for the next step in their professional careers.

    Are you ready to move to the UK? Register today for our latest opportunities to be sent straight to your inbox.

    Requirements to practise as a GP in the UK

    To work in the UK, there is a set of requirements you must attain:

    • License – In the UK, doctors are required to be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), follow their good medical practice and be subject to their Fitness to Practice actions. We will help you get this license when you register with us. In order to complete your registration you will be required to attend a short interview to obtain approval to sit the I&R MCQ assessment.
    • English Language Certificate - To work as a doctor in the UK, you require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 in each of the four areas tested (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and an overall score of 7.5.
    • Certificate of Eligibility (outside EEA) – for those GPs who were trained outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), a certificate of eligibility is required – the Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR). Our team can help by answering any questions you have and providing you with the resources you need to help you successfully obtain your IELTS/OET certificate

    When you register with GP World, we provide expert career advice and guide you through each step of the registration process, right through to finding your dream role as a family doctor, practicing in the UK.  

How do I become a registered doctor in the UK?

The registration process follows 5 steps:

  1. Evidence of GMC recognised primary care medical qualification.
  2. Prove your knowledge of English – IELTS / OET Exam
  3. Register with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  4. Pass the MCQ assessment
  5. Complete the Induction & Refresher (I&R) Scheme

After passing your MCQ assessment and Simulated Surgery - should it be necessary - you will be able to start working as a GP under the supervision and guidance of a senior doctor. On completion of the GP Induction & Refresher Scheme, you’ll be registered on the National Medical Performers List and will be able to practice freely as a GP in the UK.

Why work with GP World?

There is no better GP Agency to work with in the UK – we offer a number of competitive benefits including:

Package and benefits

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Excellent starting salary


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Relocation package


annual leave
Generous annual leave


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Settled status before Brexit


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Professional indemnity


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Paid supervised practice


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Option to locum straight away


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Access to English language tutoring



We’re looking for family doctors who have passed their mandatory English language exam or are in the process of this and must have a GMC recognised post-graduate degree in family medicine. Are you ready to move to the UK? Start your journey today by registering below.


Not only do we offer all of the above, but with our years of experience, we are skilled at guiding you through the process of moving to the UK. From the visa process to relocation guidance we want to ensure that your next big career move is as seamless as it can be.


Take your first steps towards your new life as a GP in the UK by registering with GP World today. If you have all the required documentation, start by browsing our range of jobs.

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