What to expect from the videos
These videos below provide you with specific areas of focus to help you to feel more confident with questions to ask and knowledge to build on and learn.
What would you like people to know about you?
Do plan in some time to think about how you would like to introduce yourself when meeting other healthcare professionals for the first time.
This will help to build your confidence and by practising it beforehand it enables you to be concise and clear about your clinical and non-clinical interests.
- NHS Induction Programme for International Medical Graduates - eLearning for healthcare
The NHS Induction Programme for International Medical Graduates - eLearning for healthcare is a comprehensive guide created specifically for International Medical Graduates and includes specialty area induction guides for Psychiatry, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Surgery.
- Welcome to UK practice - GMC
Adapting to UK medical practice can be hard for any doctor. The GMC provide a free workshop which has been created to designed help doctors who are new to the UK. They offer practical guidance about ethical scenarios you may encounter, and the chance to connect virtually with other doctors coming from abroad.
- Good medical practice - ethical guidance - GMC
GMC's good medical practice includes the duties and professional responsibilities expected of a doctor in the UK. Familiarising yourself with each of the 4 domains provides clear guidance and information for you.
Settling in a new country takes time and there is life administration that you’ll need to manage too. From registering with a GP and dentist to accessing accommodation, understanding the council tax system, utilities and opening a bank account.
We have a Toolkit for doctors new to the UK which can be accessed in the advice and support section of the website.
- Generic medical record keeping standards from RCP London.
- Foundation Schools in England the portfolio is called Horus and in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales it is Turas.
- Specialty disciplines, such as GP use FouteenFish or Psychiatry accesses the Royal College of Psychiatry online portfolio.
- Health Careers have produced Real-life story – how to make the most of your e-portfolio.
Meeting your supervisor or manager
- NHS England Appraisal and Doctor's medical appraisal checklist are useful for you to download and access ahead of your appraisal
- Scottish Medical Appraisal Toolkit
- MARS Wales for Medical
Appraisal and Revalidation for Doctors in Wales
- Appraisal for doctors and dentists (excluding GPs)
Department of Health in Northern Ireland
- GP Appraisal and Revalidation
Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
- Teaching and Learning Consultation Skills (TALC)
If you are new to this consultation style of working this covers both in-person or remote GP consultations which will help to strengthen your skills.
BMA e-learning modules and webinars on communication
The BMA have extensive webinars and e-learning modules to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the UK.
- Confidentiality and disclosure: your guide to handling patient information
- The Mental Health Act and how to put it into practice
- Understanding consent
- Communication Skills
- Cultural Communications (e-module)
- Cultural communications (recorded webinar)
- Being assertive in challenging situations
At the BMA, we have created e-learning modules that are available for free as a member of the association.
If SMART objectives are new to you or you need a re-fresh on this area, then you can access the module, Developing an effective personal development plan. It provides examples and frameworks of what you need to do to make the most of your personal development plan and enhance your career potential.