International recruitment sites

The following table shows the current progress of the pilots and second wave of sites as part of the International GP Recruitment Programme.

Progress to date

Pilot areas (phase 1)

Area Number of doctors (headcount)
Lincolnshire 26 GPs already recruited against a target of 25
Essex In the process of recruiting. Target 50
Cumbria In the process of recruiting. Target: 25

Phase 2 areas – NHS England is currently working with these areas to finalise recruitment plans for 2017/18

  • Humber Coast and Vale
  • North East
  • Middleton, Heywood and Rochdale
  • Staffordshire
  • Mid Nottinghamshire (Mansfield and Newark)
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Birmingham and Solihull
  • Kent and Medway
  • South East London
  • North East London

Read about one of the doctors who has already re-located to Lincolnshire through this programme.

If you are a doctor working overseas and are interested in learning more about the career opportunities on NHS England’s International GP Recruitment Programme, please contact