Frequently Asked Questions

To work in the UK as a healthcare provider, you typically need to register with the relevant regulatory body, such as the General Medical Council (GMC) for doctors, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for nurses, or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for allied health professionals.

The qualifications required vary depending on the specific profession. Generally, you’ll need to hold a recognised degree or diploma in your field and meet any additional requirements set by the regulatory body.

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Depending on your profession and where you received your qualifications, you may need to pass exams or assessments to demonstrate your competence. For example, doctors may need to pass the PLAB exam, while nurses may need to pass the NMC’s Test of Competence.

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Healthcare workers must demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving the required scores in an approved language test such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET).

All workers usually need a Skilled Worker (Tier 2 General) or Health and Care Worker Visa sponsored by their employer to work in the UK. The specific visa requirements may vary depending on your profession and individual circumstances.

If you are a student, you will need a Student Visa sponsored by your university/ educational institution to study in the UK.

If you are an investor, you will need an Investor (Tier 1) Visa to legally stay in the UK.

There is a Global Talent Visa route for high achievers who receive endorsement from qualifying bodies in science and arts.

If you would like to know what visa do you need or looking for assistance, contact us or book a 1-1 with us.

The registration process timeline can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your application and the workload of the regulatory body. It’s advisable to start the process well in advance of your planned start date.

The job market for healthcare workers in the UK can vary depending on factors such as location, specialty, and current demand. Generally, there are opportunities available across a range of healthcare settings, including both National Health Services (NHS) and private hospitals, clinics, and community health services.

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Salaries and benefits for workers the UK vary depending on factors such as profession, experience, and location. For eg. you make high cost allowance on top of your normal salary if you are working cities like London.

Generally, salaries are competitive, and benefits may include paid leave, pension contributions, and access to private healthcare insurance.

Job opportunities in the UK can be found through various channels, including NHS Jobs, recruitment agencies, online job portals such as CV-Library, Indeed, and directly through employers’ websites.

It’s advisable to tailor your application to each position and follow the job specific application instructions. Book a 1-1 session with us to streamline your applications and increase your chances for interviews or interview preparations including mock interviews.

Yes, there are attractive opportunities for career advancement and further education in the NHS.

Because it is one of the fastest route to get visa sponsorship in the UK in comparison with non-healthcare jobs.

NHS is one of the largest employers with 1.3 million employees and the second largest public health system in the world. Majority of London Bridgeway team work in the NHS or private health sector in senior roles and we have a genuine passion to help the country’s healthcare system to address the staffing shortage.

There are around an average of 115,000 unfilled positions in NHS hospitals every year.

Here’s the latest data from 2023: there is a shortage of around 9,000 Physicians, 42,600 Nurses and 63,800 other workforce including Allied Health Professionals in the NHS.