ID Medical, the UK’s leading multi-discipline healthcare recruiter, has been awarded exclusive sponsorship of the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Welcome to UK Practice (WtUKP) workshops which are specifically designed for International doctors new to the UK.
International doctors play a vital role in the NHS and the GMC’s WtUKP half-day workshop, delivered 4 times a month, is an induction programme designed to raise awareness of the ethical and professional standards expected of doctors practising in the UK.
Trushar Patel, head of ID Medical’s International division comments “We recruit doctors from around the globe into roles in the UK, from short-term placements to permanent positions both in the NHS and private medical establishments. Entering UK medical practice can be daunting and the fact that we are able to sponsor these GMC workshops brings us unrivalled distinction whilst being able to discuss and support every doctor in person. We are also aware for new doctors, embarking on their UK Career can be challenging which is why ID Medical through its strategic client partnerships can offer the perfect introduction to some of the UK’s leading hospitals.”
Susan Goldsmith, Deputy Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said: “Starting to work in a new country can be extremely challenging for a doctor, regardless of how experienced they are. Welcome to UK Practice aims to ease the transition of adapting to working in a new culture.
‘Doctors from overseas make a huge contribution to frontline healthcare in this country, and it is important they receive the support they need when obtaining GMC registration. We are delighted the programme will receive the support of ID Medical this year, allowing us to continue offering the session at no cost to doctors.”
To book your place, please visit the GMC website.
About the GMC’s Welcome to UK Practice programme
Welcome to UK Practice was developed using the experiences of doctors new to UK practice and guides doctors through a series of ethical scenarios.
It covers topics such as consent, confidentiality, raising concerns, care for children and young people, and prescribing. Using a variety of interactive learning resources, the workshop helps to build the confidence doctors need to make the right choices when they face difficult ethical situations in their practice.
All doctors new to the UK are encouraged to take advantage of the free workshops.
About the General Medical Council
The General Medical Council (GMC) is an independent organisation that helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK.
- The GMC decide which doctors are qualified to work here and we oversee UK medical education and training.
- The GMC set the standards that doctors need to follow, and make sure that they continue to meet these standards throughout their careers.
- The GMC take action when we believe a doctor may be putting the safety of patients, or the public's confidence in doctors, at risk.
About ID Medical
Award-winning, multi-discipline healthcare recruiter ID Medical was formed in 2002 and is a superior quality supplier of locum doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and clerical staff to over 90% of NHS hospitals and private medical sector organisations, extending to UAE and APAC.
From its headquarters in Milton Keynes as well as its Central London office, ID Medical provides practical, cost-effective and innovative workforce solutions, supplying over 5 million hours to the NHS per annum. Crown Commercial Service (CCS), HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and London Procurement Partnership (LPP) framework approved, ID Medical receives over 38,000 available shifts per month in hospitals nationwide.
Since its foundation, the company has earned itself industry-wide accreditation and success with an amounting collection of accolades. These include the Recruiter FAST 50, Real Business Hot 100, Recruitment International Top 250 and The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. Most notably, through an abiding focus on employee satisfaction, ID Medical was crowned Recruitment International’s ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work for’ and made its debut in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.