Job Opportunity

NHS is planing to recruit over 2,000 EU GPs by the end of 2020. What's on offer?

  • Learning paid bursary and induction training
  • Highly rewarded role within NHS England, both financially and professionally
  • 3 years contract with a GP Practice
  • No assessment fees for first time applicants
  • Help with relocation costs and pastoral support

Become an Independent GP in the UK - 3 Steps Approach

1. Learning Bursary - £3,000 net / month: From the first day you will be given a paid bursary, supporting your learning and introduction into the NHS general practice.

2. Paid Induction - £3,500 net / month: Next, you will get paid to work under the supervision of a GP until you will gain your independence and start taking your own decisions.

3. Independent GP - from 68,000 gross / year: In few months from your arrival, you will start working as an Independent GP for a General Practice in England, with direct contractual relation with the NHS!

More info: Alexandra Moraru Popovici | alexandra@vplhealthcare.com | 0040 (0)730.558.662

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Become an Independent GP in the UK - 3 Steps Approach

INCOME – PAID BURSARY & PAID INDUCTION

▬ Observational Post

  • Description: your activity will be mainly concentrated on your educational training, studying different approaches of the general practice in the British health system. You will be receiving ongoing support to easily integrate into the NHS and to better understand the British health system policy, structure and activity. The training program will be delivered by local GP trainers and coordinated by Health Education England and will support your preparation for the MCQ and Simulated Surgery Exams.
  • Monthly Net Income: £3,000
  • Duration: expected to be up to 3 - 6 months
  • Other benefits: up to 4 attempts to MCQ and Simulated Surgery Exams’ costs will be supported by the NHS, subject to a satisfactory progression report.

Supervised GP Work

  • Description: you will start working under a supervised placement and your work will be monitored by a GP named by Health Education England. The results of the 2 exams will help inform the length of the supervised placement to see how much further assessment or training is required. During the placement, the educational supervisor will provide regular feedback and document your activity and progress.
  • Monthly Net Income: £3,500
  • Duration: expected to be around 6 months
  • Other benefits: a bursary of £1,250 to assist with the costs of indemnity whilst on the scheme

▬ Independent GP Work

  • Description: following your exams results, the feedback from your supervisor and final approval from NHS England, you will start working independently and unsupervised as a general practitioner in the UK. You will be employed by a GP Practice. You will have your own appointments and you will be able to organize your activity independently.
  • Annually Gross Income: £68,000 - £72,000
  • Other benefits: once you are registered with the National Performers List, you can work for Out of Hours Companies, doing extrashifts

More info: Alexandra Moraru Popovici | alexandra@vplhealthcare.com | 0040 (0)730.558.662

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Financial, Educational and Relocation Support

▬ Financial Support

  • There will be offered a learning bursary of £3,000 a month whilst on the clinical observership placement (3 - 6 months)
  • Induction and training is fully sponsored by NHS with a net income of £3,500 during the supervised placement (up to 6 months)
  • Professional indemnity (one off payment): £1,250
  • Up to £8,500 relocation costs (costs are detailed below)

▬ Educational Support

  • 1 day / week: Language & Communication Training
  • 1 day / week: Clinical Training
  • 3 days / week: work in General Practice

 

  • Paid Training Programms delivered by local GP Trainers and coordinated by Health Education England in order to easily and fully integrate into the British health system.
  • Training support regarding future assessmets you will need to take (MCQ and Simulated Surgery) - fees for up to 4 attempts are covered by the Scheme, subject to a satisfactory progress report.
  • Activity will be continuously assessed and revised and the programme will be tailored to meet applicants' needs, experience and personal commitments.

▬ Relocation and Pastoral Support

Amount available

  • There is up to £8,500 available per GP for relocation costs from EEA
  • This is a maximum per GP not a set amount
  • The £8,500 can be spent to meet the GPs individual requirements
  • The £8,500 needs to cover the following aspects of relocation:
    • Relocation
    • Accommodation
    • Transport
  • It is anticipated that the costs will vary between GPs based on a variety of criteria including the areas they are relocating from and the number of family members.

Relocation

  • These costs are broken down into two categories:
    • Physical transport of people
    • Transport of GPs possessions

People

  • This is the GP's immediate family (the people that will live in the same home as the GP)
  • The cost is for them to move themselves to their first accommodation in England for one journey
  • This would cover flights, ferry crossing, rail travel, bus or coach travel and / or motoring expenses including vehicle rental
  • Reasonable taxi costs would be included (to and from an airport or station)
  • GPs must consider the class of travel and not take first class travel unless there are no other options available
  • This does not cover:
    • People who are not immediate family (i.e. friends and extended family)
    • Non direct travel to England
    • Further travel once in England

Accommodation

  • This is to cover the accommodation for the GP and their family for up to the first 28 days of their stay in England
  • This includes costs of hotels or similar as well as rented accommodation
  • Storage costs will be covered
  • This does not include for example:
    • Mortgage payments, Mortgage fees or Bank Charges
    • Deposits or rented houses
    • Late rent payments
    • Rent payments for existing rental properties
    • Payments for renovations to new or existing properties
    • Properties outside England
    • Second homes

Travel

  • This is to cover commuting costs for the first 28 days in England
  • This covers public transport costs (to and from work for the GP only)
  • This also covers vehicle hire or rental
  • This will also pay for reasonable taxi fare (to and from work for the GP only)
  • This will also cover reasonable fuel costs (to and from work)
  • This does not include:
    • Buying a vehicle or placing a deposit on one
    • Tax or insurance costs of any non hire vehicle
    • Repayments on an existing vehicle
    • Vehicle maintenance
    • Costs of vehicle in home country
    • Driving lessons

More info: Alexandra Moraru Popovici | alexandra@vplhealthcare.com | 0040 (0)730.558.662

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Locations available

Urban Areas

  • Living in a big city is an amazing experience, with unique and interesting features and great amenities regarding transport, education, lifestyle and. If you are looking to live and work in vibrant cities, urban areas are perfect for you.

Suburban Areas

  • Maybe you are the type of person who enjoys the energetic side of big towns, but you also love living in peaceful and family friendly areas from the suburbs.

Rural Areas

  • If you enjoy more the healthy air, quite, outdoor activities, less traffic and agitation and you are looking to live and work away from the city life you might find a more beneficial alternative in a vacancy from the rural areas of England.

We have current vacancies in the following locations:

  • Hertfordshire and West Essex
  • Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Lincolnshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bedfordshire and Luton
  • Northamptonshire
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Mid and South Essex
  • Norfolk and Waveney
  • Suffolk and East Essex

More info: Alexandra Moraru Popovici | alexandra@vplhealthcare.com | 0040 (0)730.558.662