International GP Recruitment Programme

International GP Recruitment Programme

Health Education England and the GPNRO are working closely with NHS England to support the delivery of an International GP Recruitment Programme.

The programme is aiming to recruit at least 2000 GPs from abroad by 2020.

Recruited GPs will be supported with dedicated and enhanced training programmes about general practice in England. Support will also be provided to help with language and GMC requirements and meeting the standards of the national Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme.

Practices involved in the schemes will be offering attractive and competitive salaries. The schemes will also be offering help with relocation for GPs and their families, and on-going support to help them feel at home in England.

GPs applying to the programme will have an opportunity to meet with staff from recruiting practices and to learn more about the practices and their local areas.

You can find out for more information about the programme at click here

If you would like to find out more about the job opportunities for GPs across England, please email

Living and working in the UK as a GP:a guide for overseas doctors and their families

Funding process is dealt by NHS England recruitment team.


NHS England International GP Recruitment Scheme - click here

Applicants under this scheme will follow a different pathway as set out on the NHS England IGPR website 

If you are a doctor working overseas and are interested in learning more about the career opportunities on NHS England’s International GP Recruitment Programme, please contact