Overseas Doctors

At Medical Wing Locums we are a specialist recruitment consultancy in the recruitment of International Doctors to the UK

We make it easy for our UK hospital Clients to source the right and best medical professionals across many specialties.

We source and supply general specialties, including (but not limited to) Emergency Medicine, General and Surgical.

Want to take your medical career to the next level?

If you are a passionate and ambitious Doctor keen to broaden your horizons and develop your expertise in the UK, Medical Wing Locums can help!

We will provide you with free recruitment and expert consultancy services to assist you throughout the entire end to end recruitment process, including GMC registration, job interview preparation, Visa application and ongoing support throughout your employment here in the UK

Register with Medical Wing Locums

Process of becoming a UK Doctor via PLAB

Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) Test

The GMC uses the PLAB test to ensure that international doctors have the basic medical competence and communication skills to practise safely in the UK. The first part of the PLAB can be completed overseas, and the second part can only be taken in the UK.

PLAB 1

This is a 3-hour written exam comprised of 180 multiple choice questions. The aim of the PLAB test is to test your ability to apply your knowledge for the care of patients. PLAB 1 testing is run twice a year at a number of overseas venues in March and November by the British Council.

In the UK, PLAB 1 test is held 4 times a year in the UK; March, June, September and November. Additionally,

You can prepare for PLAB 1 by using the GMC’s PLAB Blueprint which covers all the topics and skills needed to pass the test.

Download the Blueprint here

Medical Wing Locums advise checking out Good Medical Practice which sets out the professional values and behaviours when you take the exam and when you medically practise in the UK.

Download Good Medical Practice here

PLAB 2

The PLAB 2 is an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) made up of 18 scenarios, each one has a duration of 8 minutes. This exam tests your ability to apply your knowledge to the care of patients through real life settings and includes a mock consultation or an acute ward. PLAB 2 is only taken in the UK. This means you will need to apply for a visitor visa to come to the UK to sit this exam.

General Medical Council

GMC:  All doctors working in the UK must be registered with the General Medical Council. You will need to create an account on the GMC website.

IELTS or OET

Doctors will need to pass either IELTS or OET as part of the GMC UK registration application process.

IELTS

IELTS (Academic): Doctors must achieve a minimum 7.0 score in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

OET

OET: Doctors must achieve a minimum Grade B in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

UKVI

UKVI:  Doctors will need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa to be eligible to work in the UK.

To register with Medical Wing Locums and start the journey of realising your dream to relocate and work in the UK, contact us today.

Call us on:
+44 118 370 5000

Or

WhatsApp us on:
+44 7788 767681

Or

Email us at:
internationalrecruit@medicalwinglocums.co.uk

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Circle 360
Circle Health
Virgin Care
CSH Surrey
de Poel
GRI
Ramsay Healthcare
Nuffield
Spire Healthcare
Diamond
REC
Safer
Cyber Essentials