Relocating to London for locum or permanent medical work

Wherever you find your dream job, we will support you from application to the interview, to professional advice on finance and accommodation for when you are given a job offer.

Whilst we source jobs from all over the UK, we often have vacancies for permanent medical jobs and medical locums in London.

Moving to the UK

During our initial registration process, we will first check that you are legally allowed to practice medicine within the UK.

There are many governing bodies that can help with making your transition to the UK as smooth as possible:

The UK Border Agency gives advice on who is legally allowed to work in the UK and which visa you can apply for: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

HM Revenue & Customs oversee the distribution of National Insurance numbers, which is your own unique number. This helps to record your National Insurance contributions and tax payments. If you do not have one you will need to prepare for the ‘Evidence of Identity’ interview:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/intro/number.htm

Living in the UK

Once you have been approved to migrate to the UK, there are several essential tasks to complete:

Finding accommodation

The Government provides helpful information on the processes of renting or buying a house:

https://www.gov.uk/browse/housing

There are several sites which offer homes to rent or buy throughout the UK:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/,http://www.findaproperty.com/

Finance

Different banks are tailored to suit different needs. Compare credit cards, mortgages, loans and savings: http://www.moneysupermarket.com/money/  

Staying Connected

Compare over 800,000 mobile phone deals and find one to help you stay in touch: http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/

Healthcare

There are private hospitals in the UK, however the Government offers a public healthcare service for UK citizens: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx   

Living in London

England’s capital city is a thriving place, with plenty to do on any day, at any time. London is rich in history and culture and with its extensive range of museums, architecture and tourist attractions can cater for everybody.

Whether you are staying here for 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years, exploring London at least once is a ‘must’. Here are some helpful websites to get to most out of one of the most fascinating and culturally diverse cities in the world:

Travelling around London 

Transport for London provides live travel information and a journey planner, including information on Oyster cards and maps: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Renting Accommodation in London 

The Government offers advice to those looking to rent property in London:

http://www.london.gov.uk/rents/ 

Entertainment

London Cuisine

Find information and reviews on the best places to eat in London, to suit all palates and taste buds: http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/ 

Museums and Attractions

Discover what makes London such a charismatic place and explore its rich culture at its museums and other attractions: http://www.timeout.com/london/museums-attractions/ 

Music 

The London music scene will cater to all tastes. Find something that you can relax or rock out to here: http://www.timeout.com/london/music/ 

Theatre 

London’s West End is renowned for its prestigious theatrical performances – catch an evening show or a matinee: http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/ 

Outdoor Attractions

Whatever the weather, London has something to offer in the great outdoors: http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/outdoors/

We want to make sure that your relocation is as easy as possible and with minimal stress so you can focus on your new job. If you are in need of any assistance or advice, our specialist consultants are here to help you. 

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