Here are the main issues you need to be aware of if you are an international candidate applying for a job at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust from overseas or any other NHS organisation. It is important for you to understand that there are a number of regulatory and legal processes that you will need to complete to be appointable to a UK position. ULHT is unable to give clarity over every personal situation as there are many scenarios that would need to have specialist consideration.
NHS Jobs follows the code of practice for the international recruitment of healthcare professionals. This promotes the best possible standards in international recruitment, and discourages any inappropriate practices that could harm other countries’ healthcare systems or the interests of those who apply for posts. The NHS jobs network enables you to access all vacancies across the NHS, however you will need to ensure that to be eligible to work you must have the pre-requisite qualifications, language skills, professional accreditations and registration to be successfully accepted into the application process.
If you are applying for a post that requires professional registration, you will need to register with the appropriate regulatory body. If you are registered in your home country, but do not have UK registration, some NHS employers may be able to help with this. Detailed information on what you need to do can be found on the NHS Careers website or you can visit your specific professional registration authority.
Doctors and GMC
If you are an international doctor looking for more information about GMC registration, we need to point you to https://www.gmc-uk.org/
Before you can practice in the UK, you will be required to achieve registration with the GMC. Please contact the GMC directly to understand their requirements. Once you have started your registration process you should then identify to us you have done so on any application you send to ULH.
Nurses and NMC
If you are an international Nurse looking for more information about NMC registration, we need to point you to https://www.nmc.org.uk/
Before you can practice in the UK, you will be required to achieve registration with the NMC. Please contact the NMC directly to understand their requirements. Once you have started your registration process you should then identify to us you have done so on any application you send to ULH.
Home Office and Immigration
Before you can start work at ULH you will be required to research and understand the visa requirements specific to your situation. ULH can sponsor international candidates however any offer of sponsorship are only ever done based on the criteria set by the HOME Office. Please check this link to understand what you need to do to successfully pass UK Immigration regulations.
ULH expects (where applicable) to have completed the necessary language tests to comply with either GMC or NMC requirements. Currently ULH accepts a Pass certificate for either IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or OET (Occupational English Language Test). Therefore please consult the following websites for more information. Your Professional Occupational Association will also be able to provide you with more information (GMC and NMC)