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Supporting International Doctors in the NHS



On-Demand virtual training

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As an international Doctor the transition to the NHS is not always an easy one. Different cultures, practices and structures can all represent barriers to effective working and patient care. This On-Demand conference focuses on the important issue of supporting International Doctors in the NHS, with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, from recruitment and induction to ongoing support. This On-Demand conference aims to improve support for International Doctors working in the NHS. 

“As the NHS workforce faces the challenge of a lifetime in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am concerned that some of the unique challenges IMG doctors were facing before this crisis, may now have been exacerbated… It is also incredibly important that IMGs get the wellbeing and mental health support that they need. Some IMG doctors have less family support in the UK, they may feel isolated, or unsure about how to access formal support. Covid-19 pandemic has increased these vulnerabilities for IMG doctors living alone and self-isolating. ”

Dr Anil Jain Consultant Radiologist, Manchester, Member, BMA council, BMA consultants committee and equality, diversity and inclusion advisory group, 2020

“A third of doctors on the medical register today gained their qualifications outside the UK, improving the diversity of the profession, filling specialty shortages and bringing a fresh approach to healthcare.”

British Medical Association

This conference will enable you to:

  • Hear from colleagues who are working to improve support for international doctors working in the NHS
  • Reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on IMG Doctors
  • Learn from the lived experience of an IMG Doctors working through Covid-19
  • Update your knowledge on implications of changes to the immigration system and Brexit
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering effective induction for international doctors
  • Reflect on what ongoing support international doctors need?
  • Identify key strategies for training and education to improving confidence in colloquial conversational English
  • Understand how you can tackle discrimination in Healthcare: Ensuring fairness in the workplace
  • Understand the role of a positive learning environment in practice
  • Reflect on a Clinical Directors experience of supporting and working with IMG Doctors
  • Explore your understanding how cultural values can shape professional behaviour

Chair & Speakers Include:

Dr Umesh Prabhu

Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Director for more than 15 years, Medical Adviser for International Recruitment

Dr Helen Garr

Medical Director
NHS Practitioner Health Programme

Tista Chakravarty-Gannon

Head of Outreach Development and Support Operations
General Medical Council

Dr Sujesh Bansal

Consultant Anaesthetist, Director of Manchester International Fellowship Programme and Associate Director of Medical Education
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Fee Options

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

Supporting Organisations

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