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As part of a national drive to increase GP numbers, NHS England in cooperation with Paragona has completed a successful pilot project to recruit 25 European GPs to work for the NHS in Lincolnshire. The next phase of the project will now see a hundred GPs recruited to work in practices across the NHS Central Midlands region.

The recruitment and overseas training is being delivered for the NHS by Paragona, the company behind the successful pilot project in Lincolnshire. For 17 years Paragona has specialised in helping doctors and dentists to develop their careers by moving to new countries across Europe. The Paragona recruitment model includes an intensive residential training programme in which doctors become familiar with the language, culture and healthcare model of a country before they move there—an approach which knocks down barriers that would normally prevent doctors from considering an international career move.

A GP in the UK holds a different role than usually an overseas GP. By participating in this unique programme you have a chance to join the British NHS system and learn all the procedures in a smooth way.


  • Free of charge preparatory training (5 – 12 weeks; length depends on your level of English) after signing the contract with the Employer.
  • Scholarship during the course in the amount of 800 EUR net per month, free accommodation, free lunches, free study materials
  • Free travel costs to the Paragona Campus and back
  • Online language course for family members
  • Permanent contract of employment
  • Induction course upon arrival in the UK
  • Support with authorization of your specialization in the UK
  • Support with finding an apartment, schools and kindergartens
  • Support with formalities
  • Coverage of GMC check costs



Medical diploma and specialist degree in General Practice compliant with the EU directive

National of the EU/EEA

Level of English not less than B1

Valid certificate of good standing

Clear criminal record

Valid driving licence


Main responsibilities of the GPs in the UK differ from most other EU countries. They have deeper knowledge of diagnostics and treatment of health problems in all ages. A further difference is that the district nurses and other professionals perform duties that in some other EU countries are performed by doctors only. Another possibly distinctive approach to their daily work is the fact that the patients expect participation and information to a greater extent.

At the primary healthcare clinics there is usually equipment for minor surgery and various types of examinations, which in many other countries are carried out in hospitals or specialist clinics. Adequate referrals to other specialists is therefore only referrals for issues in which special equipment is required or in an unusual or difficult to treat condition, in which another specialist is necessary.

The work also includes child and maternal health care, preventive and rehabilitation. The work is done in collaboration with other professionals, in co-operation with additional authorities in the community.

The European Union has brought great opportunities for specialists in the field of family medicine (GP) seeking to move across European borders in search of personal and professional development. The Paragona team is passionate about helping professionals like yourself to take advantage of finding unique jobs for GPs. We will work hard to find a suitable job offer for you. When you sign the contract of employment, we provide you and your family with all the preparation and support you need to successfully meet the challenge. These jobs apply only to the European Union GPs.


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