Medical support workers

We have prioritised £15 million of national funding to trusts to provide additional clinical support for the short-term recruitment (until March 2022) of medical support workers (MSWs).

The MSW role is suitable for those who have a medical qualification but have been out of clinical practice for over a year and need to work under clinical supervision. It is also suitable for those who do not yet have General Medical Council registration, for example international medical graduates or refugee doctors currently living in the UK. It is likely that some doctors employed as MSWs may then be suitable to convert into long-term employees who progress their medical careers in the NHS.

Our funds for 2021/22 are now fully allocated and we are unable to accept new applications for this year. Please refer to this page for updates in 2022.

For general enquiries, please email