NHSEI have developed some guidance for practices who may be planning to act as a sponsor for newly CCT’d GP trainees who have visa requirements see attached letter. A useful step by step guide can be accessed via the .GOV website.
There was a recent webinar, led by the Home Office which provided a step by step guide on how to apply for a visa sponsorship licence, we have been informed that the recording from this event will be made available soon.
There are also resources available for international doctors wishing to work in the NHS, these can be accessed via the links below:
- NHS Employers recently published a useful guide for international doctors wishing to work in the NHS. It includes a helpful section explaining how the UK’s new points-based immigration works. It can be accessed at https://www.nhsemployers.org/-/media/Employers/Publications/Working-training-NHS-guide-for-IMGs.pdf.
- RCGP has published a guide for sponsored ST3s on the steps they should take in preparation for entering the workforce when they qualify - https://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/rcgp-blog/tier-2-visa-sponsorship-planning-for-post-cct.aspx
- The BMA has a dedicated and expert immigration advice service - https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/international-doctors/how-the-bma-can-help-you/bma-services-for-international-doctors