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Further medical training for overseas doctors in UK

Author: NHS Careers, Posted on Thursday, April 21 @ 19:31:26 IST by RxPG  

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More information on training opportunities for medical graduates from outside the UK is available in the publication Medical Training in the United Kingdom: a Guide for International Graduates. This document is available on the Department of Health website at:


The Department of Health also sponsors the National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education (NACPME) to give advice on medical training in the UK. They can advise applicants on the best route to passing the PLAB test, and how to make the most of themselves in open competition. NACPME can be contacted at:

National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester M1 6BB
Tel: 44-(0)161 957 7218
Fax: 44-(0)161 957 7029
E-mail: nacpme@britishcouncil.org
Website: www.britishcouncil.org

NACPME is an information service for overseas qualified doctors who wish to train in the UK. NACPME aims to provide doctors as much information as they need either before coming to the UK or during their stay here.

NACPME provides information in the following main areas:
# Registration with the General Medical Council (EEA and non-EEA)

# Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test and categories of exemption

# International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

# Overseas Doctors Training Scheme (ODTS)

# Specialist Training

# General Information on: immigration, employment, postgraduate courses and Royal College examinations

Further information can also be obtained from:

British Medical Association (BMA)
BMA House
Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JP
Tel: 020 7383 6033
Website: www.bma.org.uk

(Permit free training)
Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Home Office
Lunar House
Wellesley Road
England, CR9 2BY
Tel: 0870 6067766
Website: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk

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