Medical Support Workers

We are prioritising £15 million of national funding to trusts to provide additional clinical support for the short-term recruitment (until March 2021) of up to 1,000 doctors as Medical Support Workers (MSW).

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 GMC registration, for e.g. 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.

If you are a GP returner interested in returning to PCN or general practice work, please contact england.primarycareworkforce@nhs.net.

If you are a medic on a temporary register who is interested in this role, please contact your regional BBS hub: