Working in the UK - How I made the move
Originally from Finland, I wanted to move to the UK to be closer to friends and family. I approached Head Medical as they had a variety of interesting jobs available and had a professional reputation.
The process of finding a job took longer than expected, with several exams and site visits required to find the best job in the best location. Jo helped a lot by listening and understanding why the first job offered wasn’t for me and then suggesting the perfect job. She really was able to grasp what I was looking for in a job and had the right contacts to know and research for me.
The registration process could be confusing at times – the GMC was easy, the Performer's List was a little more difficult. Everyone at Head Medical was supportive during this process which was very encouraging.
I absolutely love living and working in the UK, specifically the NHS. I have lived here previously so the culture wasn’t new as such. However, working for the NHS was new to me and has been very eye opening, people are very flexible and so friendly. If I had any advice for other doctors thinking of moving to the UK, be patient, it will be so worth it! You need to remember, everyone is here to support you and help you settle into your new role. Head Medical were very professional and supportive. They helped me with every step of the process to ensure I made the right decision.
Head Medical are working with NHS England to recruit GPs for East London. If you are a doctor from within the UK/EEA interested in living and working in London, we have the opportunity for you to do so now!
Read on for more information on what is on offer.