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Doctors Division

Medical Professional Doctors

Doctors Division is a multi-award winning recruitment division, specialising in filling temporary and permanent placements for Doctors across the UK for doctors of all medical grades, disciplines and specialisms in the public and private sectors. Whether it be an existing UK doctor or an overseas Doctor, we have the solution to suit all.

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  • The Recommend a Friend incentive scheme is open to all registered My Healthcare Support LTD candidates
  • The recommended friend(s) must register with us, accept their first job with us and accumulate a minimum total of 10 shifts of work with us in order for the Recommend a Friend incentive payment to be released
  • The person making the recommendation(s) may receive up to £200 for each friend that accepts a job offered via My Healthcare Support LTDs dependant on speciality
  • The person who has made the recommendation(s) will be notified of the amount awarded once the incentive amount is ready for release to be paid in the next payroll run once the criteria has been fulfilled.
  • The promoter reserves the right to cancel, alter, withdraw or suspend this offer in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its reasonable control, at any time, without liability to any entrants or third parties.
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Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

Typical roles within this division

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Placement Officers play a pivotal role in matching qualified medical professional doctors with appropriate positions, ensuring that healthcare facilities have the right medical professionals to meet their staffing needs. They assess the qualifications and preferences of Medical Professional Doctors, liaise with healthcare institutions, and coordinate the placement process, aiming to create successful and mutually beneficial working relationships.

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Client Officers focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with healthcare clients. They act as a liaison between the healthcare facilities and the medical professional doctors, understanding client needs, addressing concerns, and ensuring that the services provided align with the clients' requirements. By fostering client satisfaction, they contribute to the continued success of the Doctors division.

Operations Business Partners

Operations Business Partners collaborate with various teams to enhance operational efficiency within the Medical Professional Doctors division. They analyze processes, identify areas for improvement, and implement strategies to streamline operations, resulting in better resource allocation and more effective service delivery.

Fill Rate Managers

Fill Rate Managers are responsible for optimising the rate at which doctors are placed in job positions. They assess the demand for Medical Professional Doctors and coordinate the placement of doctors to ensure that vacancies are filled promptly, meeting the staffing needs of healthcare facilities and maintaining a high fill rate.

Recruitment Consultants

Recruitment Consultants are instrumental in the process of attracting, interviewing, and selecting medical professional doctors for a variety of medical roles. They identify qualified candidates, assess their suitability, and guide them through the application and placement process, contributing to the recruitment of highly skilled medical professionals.

Resourcers

Resourcers assist in identifying and sourcing doctor candidates to meet the staffing demands of healthcare organizations. They actively search for potential candidates through various channels, build candidate pipelines, and provide essential support to the recruitment process, ensuring a steady supply of qualified doctors.

Onboarding Specialists

Onboarding Specialists focus on the smooth integration of newly recruited doctors into healthcare organizations. They facilitate the administrative and logistical aspects of the onboarding process, ensuring that medical professional doctors are efficiently introduced to their new roles and responsibilities, ultimately contributing to a positive start in their positions.

Business Development Managers

Business Development Managers are responsible for fostering growth and establishing partnerships within the healthcare industry. They identify opportunities for expansion, negotiate agreements with healthcare facilities, and promote the Medical Professional Doctors division's services, contributing to the division's success and market presence.

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Why Choose Us?

Working in our Doctors division

Working in our Medical Professional Doctors division offers a fulfilling and impactful career dedicated to healthcare excellence. As a valued member of our team, you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring that medical professional doctors are matched with the right opportunities, facilitating their placement in healthcare facilities across the UK. Whether you are a recruitment consultant, onboarding specialist, fill rate manager, or any other role within our Doctors division, your contributions will directly impact the healthcare landscape by providing the right doctors for the right positions, ultimately leading to improved patient care and the continued advancement of the medical field. Your work with us is at the heart of our mission to deliver quality healthcare services while promoting the well-being and health of individuals and communities

Jobs & Visas for Doctors

Visa Guide for Doctors

In the UK, doctors can specialize in a wide range of fields after completing their initial medical training. Each specialty has its own training pathway and registration process. Here’s an overview of several common specialties, their roles, and the registration process:

  1. General Practice (GP):
  • Role: GPs provide primary care, diagnose, treat, and prevent various medical conditions, and refer patients to specialist services when necessary.
  • Training: After the Foundation Programme, doctors enter a three-year GP Specialty Training Programme.
  • Registration: Completion of training and passing the MRCGP exam leads to eligibility for the GP Register and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

  1. Pediatrics:
  • Role: Pediatricians focus on medical care for infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Training: A minimum of eight years, including the Foundation Programme and specialty training.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) after passing relevant exams.
  1. Psychiatry:
  • Role: Psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental health disorders.
  • Training: Usually eight years including foundation and specialty training.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) after passing the college’s examinations.
  1. Surgery:
  • Role: Surgeons perform operations and other medical procedures to treat injuries, diseases, and deformities.
  • Training: Up to nine years post-foundation, depending on the surgical specialty.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) for your chosen surgical specialty after passing the exams.
  1. Obstetrics and Gynecology:
  • Role: Specialists in this field provide care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and female reproductive systems.
  • Training: Typically seven years post-foundation training.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) after exams.
  1. Anesthesiology:
  • Role: Anesthesiologists are responsible for providing anesthesia and pain management before, during, and after surgery.
  • Training: Around seven years following the Foundation Programme.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) after completion of exams.
  1. Cardiology:
  • Role: Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
  • Training: At least six years of specialty training after the Foundation Programme.
  • Registration: Becoming a member or fellow of the Royal College of Physicians with a cardiology specialty.
Registration Process for Specialties:
  • Foundation Programme: All doctors must first complete a two-year Foundation Programme.
  • Core Training: Some specialties require two or three years of core training (e.g., Core Medical or Surgical Training).
  • Specialty Training: Upon completing core training, doctors apply for Specialty Registrar (SpR) or GP training posts.
  • Examinations: Specialty training includes passing professional exams to gain membership or fellowship of the relevant Royal College.
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT): After completing all training requirements and exams, doctors receive their CCT, allowing them to apply for consultant posts.
  • Entry onto the Specialist or GP Register: Doctors must be on the Specialist or GP Register to work as a consultant or GP in the NHS.
Timeline:
  • Foundation Programme: 2 years.
  • Core Training: 2-3 years (if required for the specialty).
  • Specialty Training: 3-8 years (varies by specialty).
  • CCT and Registration: After completion of all training and examinations.
Certainly, here's a continuation with more specialties:
  1. Emergency Medicine:
  • Role: Emergency physicians provide care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.
  • Training: After the Foundation Programme, doctors complete a two-year Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) followed by higher specialty training in emergency medicine.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) after passing the exams and completing training.
  1. Oncology:
  • Role: Clinical oncologists specialize in the treatment of cancer using radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and other treatments.
  • Training: Training typically includes a core medical training followed by higher specialty training in oncology.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) after completing exams and training.
  1. Gastroenterology:
  • Role: Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system.
  • Training: Requires core medical training and then higher specialty training in gastroenterology.
  • Registration: Gastroenterologists become members or fellows of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in gastroenterology.
  1. Dermatology:
  • Role: Dermatologists specialize in treating skin diseases and conditions.
  • Training: After core training, doctors undergo higher specialty training in dermatology.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Physicians followed by obtaining a CCT in dermatology.
  1. Neurology:
  • Role: Neurologists diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.
  • Training: Following core medical training, doctors undergo specialty training in neurology.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in neurology.
  1. Endocrinology:
  • Role: Endocrinologists specialize in hormone-related disorders.
  • Training: Requires core medical training followed by higher specialty training in endocrinology and diabetes.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.
  1. Respiratory Medicine:
  • Role: Specialists in respiratory medicine treat diseases of the lungs and airways.
  • Training: Following core medical training, doctors undergo higher specialty training in respiratory medicine.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in respiratory medicine.
  1. Rheumatology:
  • Role: Rheumatologists diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions.
  • Training: Requires core medical training followed by higher specialty training in rheumatology.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in rheumatology.
  1. Pathology:
  • Role: Pathologists study the causes and effects of diseases, particularly through examination of tissue, cells, and body fluids.
  • Training: Pathology training can take several forms, including histopathology or haematology, with each having a specific training pathway.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists after completing training and exams.
  1. Radiology:
  • Role: Radiologists diagnose and treat diseases using imaging techniques like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds.
  • Training: After the Foundation Programme, doctors complete a five-year training program in radiology.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) after passing exams and completing training.
For each of these specialties, the process of registration with the GMC involves completing the required training programme, passing the relevant Royal College exams, obtaining a CCT, and then joining the GMC's Specialist Register. The CCT is essential for doctors to apply for consultant posts in the NHS. Let's cover additional medical specialties and their registration processes:
  1. Infectious Diseases:
  • Role: Specialists in infectious diseases diagnose and treat illnesses caused by microorganisms.
  • Training: After core medical training, doctors undergo higher specialty training in infectious diseases, often combined with general internal medicine.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in infectious diseases.
  1. Hematology:
  • Role: Hematologists specialize in diagnosing and treating blood disorders.
  • Training: Requires core medical training followed by higher specialty training in hematology.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists or Royal College of Physicians, depending on the training pathway.
  1. Nephrology:
  • Role: Nephrologists focus on kidney health and diseases.
  • Training: Follows core medical training with higher specialty training in nephrology.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in nephrology.
  1. Palliative Medicine:
  • Role: Palliative medicine physicians provide care for patients with serious illnesses, focusing on providing relief from symptoms and stress.
  • Training: Requires completion of higher specialty training in palliative medicine.
  • Registration: Becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians and obtaining a CCT in palliative medicine.
  1. Geriatric Medicine:
  • Role: Geriatricians specialize in the care of older adults, managing multiple health conditions and complex needs.
  • Training: Includes core medical training and higher specialty training in geriatric medicine.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine.
  1. Ophthalmology:
  • Role: Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat eye conditions, including performing eye surgeries.
  • Training: Requires completion of the Foundation Programme followed by seven years of specialty training in ophthalmology.
  • Registration: Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) after passing the exams.
  1. Immunology:
  • Role: Clinical immunologists diagnose and manage immune system disorders.
  • Training: Involves core medical training followed by higher specialty training in immunology.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists or Physicians with a specialty in immunology.
  1. Medical Genetics:
  • Role: Medical geneticists diagnose and manage hereditary disorders.
  • Training: Doctors undergo specific training in medical genetics after their core training.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or Pathologists with a focus on genetics.
  1. Sports and Exercise Medicine:
  • Role: These specialists treat sports injuries and promote physical activity for health.
  • Training: After core training, doctors complete specialty training in sports and exercise medicine.
  • Registration: Membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM).
  1. Rehabilitation Medicine:
  • Role: Rehabilitation physicians manage complex disability arising from various conditions.
  • Training: Post-foundation training followed by specialty training in rehabilitation medicine.
  • Registration: Membership or fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians with a CCT in rehabilitation medicine.
  1. Forensic Psychiatry:
  • Role: Forensic psychiatrists work with patients within the criminal justice system.
  • Training: Specialty training in psychiatry followed by a focus on forensic psychiatry.
  • Registration: Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) with additional forensic training.

Doctors in the UK, whether local or foreign-trained, must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) to work. Here's a detailed look at the registration process for local medical graduates:

 

Qualifications for Local Medical Graduates:

- Completion of a medical degree (MBBS, MBChB, or equivalent) from a university that's recognized by the GMC.

- Completion of a two-year Foundation Programme, which covers Foundation Year 1 (F1) and Foundation Year 2 (F2).

 

Registration with the GMC:

  1. Provisional Registration: Upon graduation, doctors receive provisional registration with a license to practice. This allows them to work in approved Foundation Year 1 posts.
  2. Full Registration: After successfully completing F1, doctors can apply for full registration. This allows them to work unsupervised in the NHS or UK private practice.

Specialty Training:

- After completing F2, doctors typically enter specialty or general practice training, which varies in length depending on the specialty.

Registration Process:

  1. Application: Submit your application for registration with the GMC online, including your personal details and qualifications.
  2. Identity Checks: Provide evidence of your identity, usually by attending a GMC office in person.
  3. Primary Medical Qualification: Provide proof of your medical degree from a GMC-recognized institution.
  4. Foundation Programme Competence: Provide evidence of completion of the UK Foundation Programme, or an equivalent.
  5. English Language Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in English, often through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET) for medicine.
  6. Fee Payment: Pay the registration fee, which varies depending on the type of registration (provisional or full) and whether you’re applying from within the UK or from overseas. As of the last update, the full registration fee for doctors with a UK degree is £406.
  7. Certificate of Good Standing: Doctors must provide a certificate from any medical regulatory bodies they have been registered with in the last five years.

Timeline:

  • Medical Degree: 5-6 years.
  • Foundation Programme: 2 years.
  • Specialty Training: 3-8 years depending on specialty.

Renewal and Revalidation:

  • Doctors must revalidate usually every five years to maintain their registration with the GMC, which involves appraisals based on GMC standards, reflections on practice, and feedback from colleagues and patients.

CPD Requirements:

  • Doctors are required to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain their skills and knowledge.

The registration process for internationally qualified doctors with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK involves several steps, and the exact route can depend on individual circumstances such as nationality, qualifications, and the country where they obtained their medical degree. Here is a general overview of the process:

 

  1. Confirm Eligibility:
  • Determine if your medical qualification is acceptable to the GMC. Qualifications from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) typically need to be verified through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

 

  1. Professional Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) Test:
  • PLAB 1: A written multiple-choice examination that tests your ability to practice medicine in the UK.
  • PLAB 2: A practical objective structured clinical exam (OSCE).
  • Cost: As of the last update, PLAB 1 is £239 and PLAB 2 is £875.
  • Timeline: After passing PLAB 1, you must pass PLAB 2 within two years.

 

  1. Alternative to PLAB - Postgraduate Qualification:
  • If you have a postgraduate qualification recognized by the GMC, you might be exempt from the PLAB test.

 

  1. English Language Proficiency:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English, usually through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET) for medicine.
  • Cost: IELTS costs vary by location but are around £165-£200, and the OET costs approximately £349.

 

  1. Apply for GMC Registration:
  • Once you have passed the PLAB exams or have a recognized postgraduate qualification and have met the English language requirements, you can apply for GMC registration.
  • Cost: The application fee for registration with a license to practice for doctors with an overseas qualification is £1,220.

 

  1. Certificate of Good Standing:
  • Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the medical regulatory body in the country where you have been practicing.

 

  1. Identity Checks:
  • You will need to have your identity checked, which may require traveling to the UK or to a GMC-approved location.

 

  1. Clinical Attachments or Observerships (Optional):
  • Some doctors choose to do clinical attachments or observerships in the UK to familiarize themselves with the NHS before working.

 

  1. Acceptable Postgraduate Qualifications (Optional):
  • Doctors with certain postgraduate qualifications may apply for specialist registration.

 

  1. Applying for Jobs:
  • Once registered, you can apply for jobs in the UK. You will need to secure a job before you can move onto the next step.

 

  1. Tier 2 Visa (if applicable):
  • Non-EEA doctors typically need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa to work in the UK.
  • Cost: The fee can vary, but as a guide, it is around £610 for visas up to three years, and £1,220 for longer.

 

  1. Full Registration:
  • After working in the UK for a certain period under a limited registration, you can then apply for full registration.

 

  1. Specialist Registration (if applicable):
  • If you are applying for a consultant post, you will also need to be on the Specialist Register.

 

  1. Induction and Revalidation:
  • You must undergo an induction program and participate in revalidation every five years to maintain your license to practice.

Overall Timeline:

  • The process can take several months to over a year depending on individual circumstances, including the time taken to prepare for and pass exams, the duration of visa processing, and job search.

For dental professionals, the registration process in the UK is managed by the General Dental Council (GDC). Here's an overview of the steps for a local dental surgeon (dentist) to register, along with associated costs and timelines:

 

  1. Qualification from a Recognized Institution:
  • Dentists must hold a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or an equivalent degree from a GDC-recognized UK dental school.

 

  1. Temporary Registration (If Applicable):
  • Temporary registration allows dentists to practice for short periods under supervision, usually for teaching, research, or further training.

 

  1. Full Registration with the GDC:
  • Application for full registration can be made online or by post once a dentist has their dental degree.
  • Cost: The fee for full registration is £890 as of the last update.
  • Timeline: The GDC aims to process applications within 10 working days if the application is complete and no additional information is required.

 

  1. Performers List:
  • Dentists who wish to perform NHS dental services in England must be on the National Performers List.
  • Timeline: It can take up to 12 weeks to be added to the Performers List after the application is accepted.
  1. Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
  • Registered dentists must complete 100 hours of verifiable CPD every five years.
  • Cost: CPD costs vary depending on the courses and providers chosen.

 

  1. Annual Renewal and Fees:
  • Dentists must renew their registration and pay an annual retention fee to the GDC.
  • Cost: As of the last update, the annual retention fee for dentists is £680.

 

  1. Professional Indemnity Insurance:
  • Dentists must have appropriate indemnity insurance or equivalent arrangements in place to practice.

 

  1. Enhanced DBS Check:
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, especially if the dentist plans to work with children or vulnerable groups.
  • Cost: The standard DBS check fee is around £23, and the enhanced DBS check is around £40.

 

Overall Timeline:

The process of registration can take from a few weeks to a few months, depending on whether all documentation is in order and no additional checks are required.

Cost Summary:

  • GDC Full Registration Fee: £890
  • Annual Retention Fee: £680
  • DBS Check: £23 (standard) or £40 (enhanced)
  • CPD Costs: Variable

International Dental Professionals:

The registration process for foreign-qualified dental surgeons who want to practice in the United Kingdom involves several steps, overseen by the General Dental Council (GDC). Here's a detailed overview:

  1. Determine Eligibility:
  • Check if your qualification is recognized by the GDC. If it’s not listed in the GDC’s list of recognized qualifications, you’ll likely need to take the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE).

 

  1. Overseas Registration Exam (ORE):
  • Purpose: The ORE tests the clinical skills and knowledge of dentists from outside the EEA whose qualifications are not recognized in the UK.
  • Parts: It consists of two parts – Part 1 (written paper) and Part 2 (practical exam).
  • Cost: Approximately £806 for Part 1 and £2,929 for Part 2.
  • Timeline: The waiting times for taking the exam can be lengthy due to high demand, and it might take several months to secure a place for each part.

 

  1. English Language Proficiency:
  • IELTS/OET: A high score in IELTS (usually 7.0 or above) or a grade 'B' in the OET is needed to prove English language proficiency.
  • Cost: Around £165-£200 for IELTS or £349 for OET.

 

  1. Application to the GDC:
  • Process: Once you’ve passed the ORE and met the English requirement, you can apply for GDC registration.
  • Cost: The application fee for registration with the GDC is £890.
  • Timeline: The GDC aims to process applications within 10 working days, provided all parts of the application are complete.

 

  1. Biometric Residence Permit (BRP):
  • For non-UK/non-EEA nationals, a BRP might be required to work in the UK.
  • Cost: Fees vary depending on visa type and length of stay.

 

  1. Professional Indemnity Insurance:
  • You must arrange appropriate indemnity insurance before you can begin practicing.

 

  1. Enhanced DBS Check:
  • This check is necessary for those working with children and vulnerable adults.
  • Cost: Around £40 for an enhanced check.

 

  1. Annual Retention Fee:
  • To maintain your registration, you must pay an annual retention fee.
  • Cost: £680 for dentists.

 

  1. Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
  • Registered dental professionals must undertake CPD to maintain their registration.

 

  1. Performers List (For NHS Work):
  • If you wish to perform NHS dental services in England, you must apply to join the NHS Performers List.
  • Timeline: It can take up to 3 months to get onto the Performers List.

 

Overall Timeline:

  • The entire process from passing the ORE to GDC registration can take a year or more, depending on exam dates and your success on the first attempt.

Cost Summary:

  • ORE Part 1: £806
  • ORE Part 2: £2,929
  • IELTS/OET: £165-£349
  • GDC Registration Fee: £890
  • Annual Retention Fee: £680
  • DBS Check: £40
  • Visa/BRP Fees:

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