What to expect in your first 90 days in the UK

In your first 90 days in your role, you'll be familiarising yourself with the clinical aspects of your work. These videos will help you to feel more confident to ask questions and to build knowledge.

Audience: International doctors
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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.




Top tip

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.

Useful resources

  • 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.




Top tip

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.

Useful resources


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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.


Top tip

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.


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