BMA services for international doctors

The BMA can help you get started in the UK, from immigration queries to your learning and development. Find out more about joining us.

Location: International UK
Audience: International doctors
Updated: Friday 15 January 2021

Our immigration advice service

If you are a BMA member, you are entitled to access our immigration advice service which provides free, basic immigration advice in connection with your employment and/or study in the UK.

Phone: 0300 123 1233
Email: [email protected]

Initial free advice covers:

  • Advice on applications for leave to enter or remain in the UK that are within the immigration rules.
  • Diagnosis of your need for specific immigration advice.
  • One-off advice.
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We support doctors new to the UK


We provide a wide range of resources to help you settle in to work in the UK.

We are offering a special 50% discount membership offer until September 2021 for doctors new to the UK.

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Progress your career

We have lots of guidance to help you get started as a doctor in the UK.


Learn with us

Your BMA membership gives you access to learning resources from the BMA and BMJ.

Any doctor starting in a new healthcare system, in a new country, might have some brushing up to do. Try our masterclasses, courses and webinars.

Non-clinical courses

Our one day non-clinical masterclasses focus on enhancing your confidence and practical skills through face-to-face learning. These courses focus on a range of topics from effective communication to time management, leadership and management and more.

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Free webinars

Our web-based seminars use live streaming so that you can log on from anywhere in the world and take part in real-time teaching.

The webinars cover a wide range of subjects including building up your confidence in the workplace and learning how to deal with difficult personalities.

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BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning includes a wide range of modules and events focusing on non-clinical skills to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD).

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Medical ethics

Whilst the fundamentals of medicine will be the same across the world, practising medicine has its differences country to country. You may find the below useful to look at when you start practising in the UK.


Your wellbeing

Moving to another country can be a stressful time, you should know you are not alone. We're here for you. Access our wellbeing and support services to speak to someone.