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Demand is high overseas radiologists in the NHS

With a career in NHS Radiology offering great opportunites with excellent career progression, competitive salaries, access to Specialty Training in CCT or CESR - it is a great time for overseas radiologists to find work in the NHS!

Requirements for overseas candidates to work as a radiologist in the UK

  • IELTS or OET
  • PLAB or FRCR 
  • 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, FRCR or to understand the Route to the UK for an overseas Radiologist.

What should I know about radiology in the UK? 

One of the most in-demand specialties in the NHS, Radiology has rapidly advanced in recent years with technological innovations and widespread availability of sophisticated imaging techniques playing a major part. 

Both a diagnostic and interventional specialty, it has links to almost every other department in a hospital. 

Specialty training is five years in total (diagnostic, ST1-5) extended an extra year for those that sub-specialise in interventional radiology (ST1-6).

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

A typical working week as a diagnostic radiologist can include lists for ultrasound, IVUs, CT, MRI and barium/fluoroscopy lists in addition to plain film reporting and clinics. You can expect to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a 10 PA job plan with inclusion on the general radiology on-call.

Interventional radiologists can expect a variety of IR procedures to be included in addition to their diagnostic duties.

Did you know? As storage phosphor systems become more efficient and affordable, radiograms look set to become entirely digital and the ‘filmless’ radiology department will soon be a reality across the NHS.


£89,000 - £110,000

A University Health Board in Wales is recruiting senior Radiologists that are looking to attain Specialist Registration in the NHS via CESR. 

Radiologist with interests in all sub-specialisms will be considered with a range of different hospitals to be based out of.

The position will offer 9 hours of non-clinical work or SPAs within the job plan for Audit, Teaching and Professional Development

Job details:

The Health Board provides diagnostic imaging services across all four of their general hospitals with additional imaging in several community hospitals. These include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, diagnostic cardiac angiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, general radiology, theatre radiology and mobile radiography. The imaging systems include computed radiography (CR) technology and digital radiography (DR) mobiles.

Equipment available: 

The combined Radiology Department within the Health Board is equipped with the


  • MRI scanners on each site:
    • Siemens–Aeva1.5T
    • SiemensMagnetomSola1.5T o PPH–GE1.5T
    • GE1.5T
  • 4 GE CT750HD GSI CT Scanners
  • 12 Ultrasound rooms equipped with Toshiba, Philips, GE and Samsung ultrasound units.
  • 4 C-arm digital screening rooms: Toshiba Ultimax and Philips MD4
  • Fuji CR system at on all sites
  • Full Picture Archiving and Communications System provided by Fuji systems

This role will provide excellent support to international doctors that are new to the NHS. All the hospitals support their new doctors with complete inductions, followed by a structured departmental induction, shadowing of an existing doctor.

The Health Board also runs a successful Consultant Development and Mentoring programme for newly appointed Consultants aimed at developing you as a senior leader to enable you to contribute effectively in leadership capacities in the Health Board and NHS in general.


For IMGs the trust run a well-established CESR programme, recently redevoped to ensure greater success. Unlike most locations in the UK, this job will provide you with a full and structured CESR Programme

Relocation expenses: 

Full details of the relocation package can be sent to you should you receive an offer however the package is to the value of either £4,000 (12 month contract) or £8,000 (24 month contract) and is reimbursed via your first month’s salary. Key expenses that are claimable include following:

  • Travel expenses including flights and hotels in transit (for the employee only)
  • house removals and storage
  • insurance of domestic belongings in transit

Requirements for this position are:
  • FRCR / FRANZCR / FFR RCSI / FC Rad (Diag)
  • IELTS or OET (can be completed post interview)
  • Consultant experience in radiology

The locations are fantastic for families or those who like areas of natural beauty and wildlife.

This is a great opportunity for Radiologists new to the NHS, looking to further their career in Radiology, attain Specialist Registration via CESR or CCT. 

£79,000 - £108,000

Applications welcome for UK based or overseas radiologists for a Locum Consultant Breast Radiologist, working towards a substantive appointment.

The role offered is 10 sessions full time, 9 clinical (DCC) session and one supporting (SPA) session. There is no on-call commitment and the successful applicant would join a team of 4 consultant breast radiologists and a consultant breast radiographer delivering a symptomatic and screening radiology service.

The unit is modern and energetic, purpose built and well organised. The main role would be to work in symptomatic one-stop clinics, breast assessment clinics, to film read for the NHS Breast Screening Programme (must have a proven track record of doing this), localisation, MDT presentation, with the option to assist in reading Breast MRI studies.

The hospital are an active teaching department with radiology registrars frequently moving through the department, and advanced practitioners training.

Empathy and sensitivity, good communication skills, team-working and a cheerful and positive ethos is required, in addition to the following:

  • FRCR or equivalent
  • IELTS or OET
  • extensive experience in breast radiology
  • UK experience would be desirable but not essential
This is a great opportunity for IMGs practicing in the UK who are looking to work towards their CESR and Specialist Registration in Radiology, or UK based consultants looking for a change to their current working set up.
£79,860 - £107,668

Experienced Radiology consultants either with CCT, CESR or within six-months of attaining CESR are invited to apply for these fantastic Consultant Radiologists posts working for a state of the art radiology department in the North East of England.

Applications from international candidates are welcome and CESR support is a prominent feature of the role if required. 


The department has benefited from a £40million investment in state of the art equipment, which is underway and having a major impact on services. 

Investment in equipment has seen the following introduced: 

  • 3 MRI scanners replaced and operational with 1.5T Philips Ingenia systems
  • 3 CT systems replaced by Aquilia Prime Toshiba-Canon by the end of 2020.
  • A 4th CT Scanner is due to be commissioned in late 2020.
  • Plain Film Service uses Samsung Digital Radiography.
  • CISCO state of the art teleconferencing systems for MDT.
  • Home reporting being installed 

This is a department which invests in both staff and technology. Joining a team of 14 Radiologists providing a full range of services across the Trust including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Plain Film and Intervention.

Specialist interest positions are available in Breast, Paediatrics, Chest, MSK, Head and Neck or Nuclear imaging. 


The north east is a fantastic place to live and work, with outstanding countryside and coastline together with fantastic culture, sports and recreational opportunities.

Housing is affordable, making this an attractive place to invest and stay long term. For families, excellent schools are available, rated as good to outstanding by OFSTED. 

The region is known for its welcoming and friendly approach, making this a fantastic place for IMGs. 


UK based applicants: 

  • Hold CCT or within 6 months of completing CESR

EEA applicants:

  • Diploma of specialisation in Radiology 
Non-EE applicants (IMGs): 
  • FRCR
  • Consultant experience 
£79,000 - £108,000

Applicants for both pure breast radiology or breast and general radiology (or another subspecialty) are encouraged to apply.

Ideally, the applicant will be trained in screening, individuals with symptomatic breast training only will be considered. If the applicant wishes to train in screening this would also be supported by the Trust.

General Radiology duties will be based in the main department at one site, while sessions in breast imaging are located in a seperate site within the larger complex.

42,225 women were invited for screening in 2017/18 with an uptake of 78.9% and the very successful High Risk MR breast screening service was implemented in 2014.

Symptomatic breast imaging services are provided by the breast imaging team independently and the symptomatic service receives approximately 4500 referrals per year. All these referrals are seen in a one stop clinic with surgical and imaging assessment in the same visit.

Radiology Team:
You will be part of a team that includes the following:

  • Four committed and enthusiastic breast radiologists based in the trust, forming an essential part of the localities Breast Screening Service.
  • Two advanced radiographic practitioners will also support performing stereotactic biopsy and wire placement
  • Four film reading radiographers providing screen reading.
  • The clinics are well supported by specialist breast care nurses.

Equipment & Facilities:

Equipment is as the following:

  • They have a fully digital service having 1 brand new GE Pristina mammography unit with DBT, CESM and 2D biopsy.
  • There is a further Philips L30 with Diagnostic Scan mammography unit.
  • There are 2 breast ultrasound rooms with voice recognition reporting equipped with new Canon Aplio machines.
  • Vacuum assisted Encore biopsy is available in addition to standard 14G.
  • MRI services are housed in a new diagnostic imaging centre adjacent to Gainsborough Wing.
  • New breast coils and software are installed.
  • Multi-disciplinary breast care meetings are held in the unit’s dedicated MDT room.
  • The unit enjoys excellent working relationships with our colleagues in breast surgery, oncology and nursing care.
If you are a experienced radiologist with substantial experience in breast radiology, or limited experience in breast but with good grounding in general radiology - this may be the opportunity for you!

Requirements for this position are the following:
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Unfortunately no PLAB candidates will be considered unless exceptional circumstances
  • IETLS or OET and eligibility for GMC registration
  • Extension experience trained in breast screening, whilst individuals with symptomatic breast training only will be considered

The trust will fully support training, development, CESR applications and is particularly welcoming to overseas candidates, though of course UK applicants with NHS experience will be warmly received too!

£79,000 - £107,000

An opportunity for experienced radiologists to secure a locum consultant job with one of the largest NHS Trusts in the North East of England. The Trust is a teaching centre for under and post graduate medical education and has a Radiology registrar training programme.

With a large and disparate catchment area encompassing coastal, rural, industrial and residential centres, this University Hospital performs the role of the Tertiary Care and Major Trauma Centre for a significant population of approximately 1.5 million. 

For IMGs this trust will be a supportive and friendly environment that will foster your ambitions and career growth. CESR support is available as a fundamental part of this job plan.

The Radiology service encompasses the General and Neuroradiology departments across the trusts main hospital sites. 

The combined imaging facilities consist of four 128 slice CT scanners, two 3T MRIs (one shared with Durham University) and three 1.5T scanners. Apart from the research scanner all have been replaced within the last two years. There is also an on-site PET-CT with a planned SPECT-CT, eight ultrasound rooms, four fluoroscopy rooms, a hybrid endovascular suite and dual planar Neuroradiology suite. There is Trust-wide second generation PACS with voice recognition and the option for home reporting is currently under development.

The service is nationally acknowledged as one of the top performing Imaging and Interventional services. Complex vascular stenting procedures have been performed for 14 years. The NVD data base confirms excellent mortality outcomes for endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms. The Centre has its own four bed and two recliner Day Unit with a supporting team of skilled nurses and radiographers to support patient intervention and diagnostic procedures.

Role requirements: 

EEA applicants: 

  • Specialist diploma
Non-EEA applicants: 
  • FRCR

The quality of life for professionals and their families in the North East of England is excellent with easy access to attractive countryside and coast including the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park which includes the historic fishing villages of Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay.

Housing is at the top of many people’s priorities and with house prices in the North East being 37% less than the UK average, you certainly get a lot more home for your money! There are several local highly rated schools and attractive market towns and villages in the area.

We are inviting applications for an enthusiastic and skilled consultant radiologist to join this team, complete CESR and help expand and develop the Radiology service. 

£80,000 - £108,000

Radiology consultants looking to attain Specialist Registration in the NHS via CESR are invited to apply The successful applicant will be fully competent to cover conventional radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI and on-call. Breast Radiology experience or interest would be desirable.

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is based at a 500 bed University Hospital providing most major surgical and medical specialties to the towns across the East of England. The Trust achieved NHS Foundation Trust status as of 1st August 2006 and was rated “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in July 2018. This places them in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.

The department is equipped to a high standard and is fully digital with GE PACS in use since 2005, supported by a modern RIS (CRIS) which has been recently upgraded with voice recognition software. We are in the process of developing home reporting and network sharing capacity.

The main department has four general rooms, a dental room and two rooms with digital fluoroscopy, one of which is a C-Arm. Waiting facilities for patients have been recently upgraded and include a dedicated bed bay for the safe management of ward patients.

The ultrasound department has three new Philips IU22 and four Toshiba machines. Most recent additions include a Toshiba Aplio for nuchal scans in obstetrics and a Philips CX50 portable unit for community ultrasound.

The cross sectional imaging suite has 2 GE Lightspeed 16 slice CT scanners housed in separate suites for inpatient and outpatient work and a Siemens Avanto 1.5T MRI. Acquisition of a 128 slice CT scanner for cardiac imaging is under consideration.

Breast screening and symptomatic mammography services are provided and a major refurbishment of the breast imaging suite has recently been completed with installation of full field digital mammography equipment for both screening and symptomatic work.

They are looking for enthusiastic team players to join this progressive department with one of the best patient waiting times in the region. The appointee will be part of a team of ten consultants and will be involved in all aspects of departmental work. This will include involvement in multi-disciplinary team meetings for cancer body sites, including Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast, Lung, Haematology, Urology, Gynaecology, Head and Neck, and Thyroid.

The Department has a commitment to teaching undergraduates from the local University and Medical School and an interest in teaching would be an advantage. In addition Specialist Registrars from the Radiology Academy based at a neighbouring University Hospital rotate through the department giving further opportunities for teaching.

Senior radiologists looking to develop their career in the NHS and work towards attaining Specialist Registration via CESR and ultimately a permanent post will be fully supported.

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