Become an International GP in the UK with Medico Partners Limited

Opportunities for Family Doctors and GPs

Medico Partners Limited is a specialised recruitment agency that focuses on the care home sector. We have a large database of qualified and experienced care home staff, including nurses, carers, managers, and support workers. We offer a flexible and personalised service that can cater to the specific needs and budget of our clients.

We are also proud to be working with the NHS to support the International GP Recruitment Programme. This programme aims to recruit qualified overseas family doctors to work in the UK. The NHS is widely recognised as the best health service in the world, and has invested an additional £1bn for the development of its infrastructure and international programmes. We are delighted to be able to offer these amazing opportunities to family doctors who are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding career.


In order to practice as a General Practitioner (GP) in the UK, it is essential to meet the following criteria:

  • 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

Our dedicated team is available to address any queries and provide necessary resources to support individuals in obtaining their IELTS/OET certificate.

Upon registering with Medico Partners Limited, we offer expert career advice and guide you through each step of the registration process, ensuring a smooth journey to finding your ideal role as a family doctor practicing in the UK.

Steps to Become a Registered Doctor in the UK

The registration process follows 5 steps:

  • Evidence of GMC Recognized Qualification: Provide evidence of a GMC-recognized primary care medical qualification.
  • English Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in English through the IELTS/OET Exam.
  • GMC Registration: Register with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • MCQ Assessment: Successfully pass the MCQ assessment.

Induction & Refresher (I&R) Scheme: Complete the Induction & Refresher Scheme, allowing you to commence work under the supervision of a senior doctor. Upon I&R Scheme completion, you’ll be registered on the National Medical Performers List, granting you the freedom to practice as a GP in the UK.

Choose Medico Partners Limited as your recruitment agency in the UK and enjoy the following benefits:

  • A great starting salary that reflects your skills and experience
  • A relocation package that covers your travel and accommodation costs
  • A generous annual leave allowance that lets you enjoy your time off
  • A flexible working hours scheme that suits your lifestyle and preferences
  • Access to training and development opportunities that enhance your career prospects
  • A dedicated and friendly team of consultants that support you throughout the recruitment process
  • Support with visa and immigration issues that ensure your smooth transition to the UK

We have a strong presence in the care home sector and the long standing relationships we have with healthcare providers across the UK. We can match you with the most suitable vacancies for your skills and preferences, and help you with the application and interview process. We are committed to helping you find the best care home staff for your needs.

If you are ready to move to the UK, register today for our latest opportunities to be sent straight to your inbox.

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