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Volunteering abroad can be beneficial not just to you and your career, but to your patients, the NHS and the country in which you choose to spend time. Find out more.
Whilst you can pre-arrange your own placement, many doctors use specialist aid agencies to volunteer abroad. Find out more about the options available to you.
Read our specialist advice for junior doctors, including how to apply, recording your experiences and returning to the UK.
If you're a SAS doctor or consultant, there are plenty of options for taking time out of employment to volunteer abroad. Read our guide to find out more.
Taking time out as a GP can be different to other specialties, make sure you know the process before you start.
See the advice from the GMC on taking time out of employment before you make any plans.
Information on indemnity and professional protection for doctors volunteering overseas, including the main medical defence bodies.
Photographs can help you share your experience of volunteering abroad, but ethical and legal consideration when taking photographs as a volunteer will vary. Find out more.
See how the BMA can assist you and ensure you have an identified contact person while you are away.
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