Recruitment Schemes

As part of Phase 1 of the International GP Recruitment Programme funding has been provided to support a number of recruitment schemes in high priority areas.

These schemes are each at different stages of delivery but have helped us test approaches in advance of the national roll out of the programme (phase 2) from 2017/18.

The four recruitment schemes in Phase 1 are:

  • Essex
  • Cumbria
  • South Tees and Hartlepool
  • Lincolnshire

Opportunities for overseas GPs

Overseas GPs recruited as part of the programme will be supported with dedicated training programmes about general practice in England. Support will also be provided to help with language requirements and meeting the standards of the national Induction and Refresher (I&R) Scheme.

GPs applying to the schemes will have an opportunity to meet with staff from recruiting practices and to learn more about the practices and their local areas.

Practices involved in the schemes will be offering attractive and competitive salaries.

The schemes will also be offering help with relocation for GPs and their families, and on-going support to help them feel at home in England.

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