Doctors who wish to practise medicine in the UK must first join the General Medical Council (GMC) register for a licence to practise.
This scheme is designed to assist overseas qualified surgeons and IMGs who require GMC registration. We check every doctor's identity and qualifications before sponsoring them for registration. We also take up references to ensure that there are no concerns about a doctor’s ability to practise safely.
Applicants wishing to apply to this scheme must have been offered a suitable training post in the UK.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) is the professional membership organisation and standard-setting body for the education, training, assessment and professional development of surgeons in the United Kingdom and around the world. We exist to advance surgical and patient care.
We are a registered charity and our work supports 30,000 members in the UK and internationally by improving their skills and knowledge, facilitating research and developing policy, standards and guidance.