Claire, Sophie and Carol are experts at helping our Doctors become ex-pats!
Many Doctors have considered relocating overseas, whether to help meet a local need, improve their work /life balance or take advantage of some of the financial and lifestyle benefits a position abroad can offer, however, they can sometimes be dissuaded by the often lengthy and complex registration and immigration procedures involved.
Here at Head Medical we understand that moving yourself, and sometimes your family, to another country can be a daunting enough process without these added complications, and that’s where our ‘Immigration Angels’ come to the rescue!
Once a Doctor has accepted and signed their employment offer, they are assigned to a member of our experienced Registration and Immigration Team, who will then be their point of contact throughout the process of obtaining their medical license and work/residence visa. This person will be on hand to provide full guidance and to answer any queries, as well as assisting in the lodgement of each application.
Our small but perfectly formed team of registration and immigration experts have helped over 350 Doctors complete their moves with minimum fuss and at maximum speed.
As Registration Team Manager, Licensed IAA Adviser and ‘Immigration Angel’ Claire Garrahan says,
“There are usually quite a number of steps involved in obtaining all of the documentation required to work overseas and the purpose of our Registration Team is to help ensure that this process is completed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Being able to offer this unique service is not only hugely beneficial to our candidates but also to our clients who know we are in a position to help them recruit the best possible Physicians who will be available to start in the shortest possible timescale ”.
Consultant Neurologist, Dr Mike Boggild, is just one of the many Doctors we have placed who appreciates the invaluable service our ‘Immigration Angels’ offer;
“Taking the decision to re-locate work and family to the other side of the globe, giving up the 'comfort blanket' that is the NHS, will always present challenges and potential difficulties. The decision, and the negotiation of the substantial bureaucracy associated with such a move - which should not be underestimated - is made that much easier with the support of people who you feel know the system inside out and have been there many times before. The service and support offered by Head Medical provided exactly that alongside a very personal touch - nothing was too much trouble, there was always someone at the end of the phone and the support continues far beyond the signing of contracts and issuing of visas. Re-location has thus far been a great decision both professionally and for the family, a decision and a process made far more straightforward by the support offered by the team at Head Medical.”
So, if you're thinking about making the move overseas don't let the prospect of all the additional paperwork put you off - just find a job with us and our 'Immigration Angels' will be on hand to help make the whole process as painless as possible!