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General Medicine & Specialist medicine combined are the areas of most investment and development in the NHS

A career in General or Specialist Medicine in the NHS can offer excellent career progression, competitive salaries, specialty training, and CESR or CCT in all areas such as geriatric medicine, respiratory or pulmonary, nephrology, gastroenterology, stroke medicine and many others.

Requirements for an overseas candidate to work in general medicine in the UK? *

  • IELTS or OET 
  • MRCP(UK) or PLAB
  • GMC registration
  • EEA applicants will only require GMC registration and IELTS or OET 

IMG Library Find out more about IELTS or OET, GMC Registration, PLAB, MRCP or to understand a Medicine Doctor's Route to the UK.

What should I know about Medicine in the UK? (overview in brief) 

As a general medicine doctor, you would expect to work in an Acute Trust on either a general medicine or acute medicine ward. Acute wards can have various names and acronyms attached to them such as AAU, MAU or AMU and these wards act as the gateway between a patient’s GP, the A&E department and the wards of a hospital.

What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week?

As a general medicine doctor, a typical working week can include ward rounds, board rounds and clinics whilst being part of the GIM on-call rota. You can expect to work with of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants and nursing staff with frequent contact with specialists from other disciplines beyond general medicine. 


Did you know? The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours across 135 acute hospital trusts. In 2017/18, Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT was recorded as the busiest hospital with 304,465 admissions recorded for that year.



 

£79,000 - £107,000

A fantastic opportunity for specialist in geriatric or elderly care medicine to settle into their first consultant post and work towards their CESR application, if that is the intention.

The hospital will consider senior consultants with no UK experience who are not on the UK specialist register for geriatric medicine.

The Geriatrics department is a small and manageable size with a 28 bedded inpatient ward and various other outlier beds.

Currently no formal geriatric outpatient services are offered with the exception of a Parkinson's / Movement clinic. The department will be looking to develop these in conjunction with skill set of a successful applicant.

The Geriatrics department comprises 3 consultants in elderly care medicine supported by 15 specialty registrars, 9 core medical trainees and FY2's and 9 FY1's working full shifts for GIM on call.

Each consultant will be offered a budget and 30 days of study and professional leave over each 3  year period to pursue their career development activities. Furthermore there is an active Postgraduate Medical Centre which acts as a focus for contract between doctors at all levels an in all disciplines.

Consultants will be encouraged to actively participate in teaching and training of juniors throughout their tenure.

Requirements of this position are:

  • MRCP 
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience working at consultant grade in elderly care

Senior geriatric medicine specialists looking to work towards their CESR application or secure their first consultant role in the NHS are encouraged to apply

£ 55,000 - 90,000

Great opportunity for a Geriatric Medicine specialist to attain a senior position in the NHS, with a clear path to attaining CESR and Specialist Registration to work as an NHS consultant in Geriatric or Elderly Care Medicine.

Candidates with a particular interest in frailty, and with some experience of care of frail surgery patients. 

The trust can develop geriatric specialists with special interests in areas such as Parkinson's, stroke and orthogeriatric medicine and appointees will have the choice to work full time or completely flexible hours in line with the service where possible.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • IELTS or OET
  • Extensive experience in geriatric medicine
  • Good base experience in general internal medicine

Senior geriatricians looking to further their careers and pursue a career in elderly care in the NHS are invited to apply. The trust will be able to support candidates that are within 12-24 months of attaining their CESR.

55,000 - 92,000

A Foundation Trust in the South West of England are looking to appoint an Associate Specialist in Geriatric Medicine to provide a Proactive care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) to older surgical patients. This is a new appointment with the exciting opportunity for further service development and integrated working with the surgical teams.

With an already established POPS team comprising a Consultant Geriatrician and a POPS Advance Nurse Practitioner (band 8a) the POPS team are an essential part of the team on the surgical unit.  Review frail, older adults admitted as an emergency under the care of the colorectal and upper gastrointestinal teams there is already the infrastructure in place to fulfill the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit criteria demonstrating MDT working with geriatrician support

Successful candidates will have the choice to work full time or completely flexible hours to fit in with any outside commitments and this is a great opportunity to help develop the POPS service to deliver the highest quality care.

Fully supporting international applicants the trust will offer full support for Tier 2 visa applications.

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • SCE or Diploma in Geriatric Medicine is desirable 
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience with the teaching of junior doctors
  • Experience and participation in clinical audit and governance

Specialists in Geriatric Medicine with experience in POPS are encouraged to apply today.

£65,000 - £105,000

A small district general hospital in South West England seeks an experienced Respiratory Physician either with Sepcialist Registration or with ambitions to attain via either CCT or CESR).

The Respiratory department offers a 28 bedded inpatient ward with additional respiratory patients in outliers across the hospital. In addition, the hospital delivers outpatient respiratory services ,including lung cancer, and have a newly refurbished endoscopy suite for bronchoscopies. The service also performs elective and emergency pleural procedures from a base  in the Ambulatory Care Centre and Medical Day Case Unit.

The Respiratory team comprises 15 Specialty Registrars, 9 Core Medical Trainees & FY2's and 9 FY1's working full shifts rota for General Medicine on call. The respiratory service also has two dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists who cover a six day working week.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP UK
  • IELTS or OET
  • SCE in Respiratory Medicine desirable

The hospital have a great track record of developing international doctors, especially those new to the NHS, and will offer full support to Tier 2 visa applications and those applying for CESR.

£60,000 - £105,000

This is a great opportunity for senior Gastroenterologists at either specialty doctor or consultant grade looking to attain their CESR and work as consultants. 

Working for an integrated gastroenterology service for a well-run teaching hospital trust in the North West of England, the successful applicant would join a team of nine consultants and a fully complimented team of associate specialists and specialist trainees. The post holder will be supported in to develop an area of special interest which ideally compliments the existing consultant team, with these interests including bowel cancer screening, nutrition, upper GI cancer, hepatology, HPB, ERCP and EUS, research and neuroendocrine tumors.

Applicants looking for consultant roles would be included in a seven day Bleeding Service and would be expected to contribute to 7 day endoscopy provision.

The rota is currently a 1:5 but pending appointments and return from maternity leave would reduce to 1:8.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP UK
  • IELTS or OET
  • SCE in Gastroenterology is desirable 
  • At least four years specialising in gastroenterology

Applicants who are keen to work as NHS consultants in gastroenterology, either having attained specialist registration already or pursuing via CCT or CESR routes should apply!

£70,000 - £105,000

Senior General Medicine physicians pursuing either general medicine or other sub-specialties and looking to attain CESR are invited to apply. A great role for those pursuing NHS consultant roles, initially as a locum consultant.

Working for an established Teaching Hospital Trust, the successful applicant will join a team of 25+ consultants across both hospitals in the trust, with interests in the various subspecialties of medicine including geriatrics, respiratory, cardiology, nephrology etc. Participation on the GIM on call rota is essential.

The trust will offer full support with CESR applicants and those requiring Tier 2 visas, with fantastic cost of living offered when compared to other parts of the UK. House prices and rental prices are low and nearby to the area are full schooling systems, several towns and major airports within 50 miles.

Financial relocation packages can be offered to those required to relocate for the role.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP UK
  • IELTS or OET
  • Good experience in general medicine
  • Ideally within 12 months of successful CESR application in their specialism

As mentioned, this is a great opportunity for specialists in general and acute medicine who are looking to work as NHS substantive consultants through attaining their CESR. Applicants interested in pursuing specialist registration via CCT should discuss with their IMG Consultant.

£74,000 - £108,000

Supportive role for geriatricians or elderly care physicians looking to attain CESR and work as NHS Consultants.

Working for a well established Teaching Hospital Trust, the successful applicant will join a team of 26 consultants across both hospitals in the trust. Geriatricians with interests in all subspecialties will be considered including frailty, orthogeriatrics, acute geriatrics, rehab and stroke medicine however some general medicine involvement is essential. Successful consultants must in time be included on the GIM on call rota.

The trust will offer full support with CESR applicants and those requiring Tier 2 visas. 

Financial relocation packages can be offered to those required to relocate for the role.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP UK
  • IELTS or OET
  • Good experience in elderly care or geriatric medicine
  • Ideally within 12 months of successful CESR application

As mentioned, this is a great opportunity for specialists in geriatric medicine and elderly care who are looking to work as NHS substantive consultants through attaining their CESR. Applicants interested in pursuing specialist registration via CCT should discuss with their IMG Consultant.

£70,000 - £108,000

Respiratory consultants with aspirations to attain consultant status in the NHS via CESR or CCT are urged to apply. 

Joining an established and settled team of 8 respiratory consultants across both sites in the trust, the department has well managed services in lung cancer, sleep, bronchiectasis and COPD. 

Whilst any subspecialty is welcome those with asthma, ILD or cancer interests would be especially desirable.

This hospital in the trust is concentrated on the Respiratory outpatient activity and there are established and proactive day hospitals administering omalizumab and IVIG, flush portacaths in addition to well established pathways for ambulatory care of PE and cellulitis.

The hospital has 182 acute medical beds and Monday - Friday all admissions are assessed by the dedicated acute physicians team which allows for a steady and controlled follow of mostly respiratory patients with some general medical patients to the respiratory team.

There is some on call with this position.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to contribute to the teaching provision at the neighboring hospital in the trust.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP desirable not essential
  • Extensive experience in Respiratory Medicine
  • At least 3 years consultant experience, even if outside the UK
  • IELTS or OET

Specialists looking for consultant work in the NHS with a clear path to attaining CESR are invited to apply today.

£40,000 - £75,000

Opportunity for senior dermatologists looking to develop and attain CESR or CCT in the NHS. Those looking to work as NHS Consultants are welcomed at one of the largest trusts in the region.

The department are looking for specialty doctors in dermatology who are open to working across two sites and joining a growing team in a well kitted department. The department comprises 8 clinic rooms, 2 minor operating theatres, separate areas for patch testing, phototherapy and PDT. The unit also has its own dedicated administrative, medical and nursing staff.

The ideal candidate will have ambitions to support the lead consultant and consultant team in redesigning the dermatology service to work towards an integrated community service across the region whilst developing and supporting staff across the Specialist Doctor development programme and nurse practitioner trainees. There are consultant vacancies avaialble and the ideal candidate will have the ambition to develop and quickly attain CESR or CCT with a view to taking a substantive consultant role with the trust.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP (desirable not essential)
  • OET or IELTS
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • Extensive experience in dermatology, minimum of four years in specialism.

This is a great opportunity for dermatologists to work towards a senior consultant role and gain entry to the specialist register via CESR or CCT in Dermatology.

£80,000 to £108,000

Fantastic opportunity for consultant dermatologists to work towards their CCT or CESR and their first substantive NHS consultant role in dermatology.

Working in a 650 bedded acute hospital as part of an established and pioneering University Hospital Trust, this is a great opportunity for established dermatology doctors at either consultant or specialty doctor grade.

The dermatology department is well staffed, working closley with plastics and specialist surgery teams. The dermatology team comprises respected consultants, specialty doctors, dedicated SpRs and five specialist dermatology nurses.

The department offers specialist paediatric dermatology, a cutaneous allergy service including patch and photopatch testing and skin prick testing, phototherapy, and iontophoresis. In additions it has excellent links with plastic and maxillofacial surgery. The Trust is the regional centre for head and neck cancer 

2017 saw significant investment in the dermatology department with new purpose built accommodation including seven spacious clinical rooms, two biopsy rooms and a Phototherapy suite. The service is also piloting teledermatology which will enable appropriate triaging of patients and provide high quality feedback to the referring doctor.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Extensive experience in dermatology
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • MRCP is desirable
  • SCE in dermatology is desirable
  • IELTs or OET

This is a great opportunity for senior dermatologists with ambitions to work as NHS consultants, either through pursuing CCT or CESR.

£77,000 - £101,000

A large renowned Health Board in Wales are looking for a consultant in dermatology with special interest in skin cancer and skin surgery.

Applications for senior dermatologists looking to attain CESR in the NHS are welcome.

The post holder would in time take the lead on Skin Cancer and Skin Surgery services across the hospita, in time playing a leading role in the service and it's development.

Requirements for this position are:

  • MRCP(UK)
  • Extensive experience Dermatology
  • Good experience in General Medicine (some general medical intake required)
  • Experience specifically in skin cancer & skin surgery
  • OET or IELTS

This is a great opportunity for senior dermatologists looking to pursue a career as an NHS consultant. Applicants within 1-2 years of attaining CESR are invited to apply.

£75,000 - £105,000

A prestigous hospital trust in the West Midlands are looking for experienced physicians in Stroke Medicine.

There is no GIM requirement however there is inclusion in a telephonic 1:6 Thrombolysis on call rota.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Full MRCP
  • OET or IELTS
  • Excellent experience in Stroke Medicine
  • Experience in Thrombolysis desired 

The Trust will support applicants looking to complete CCT or CESR.

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