On 26 September 2019, the GMC is running a WtUKP workshop hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) as part of a conference aimed at surgeons. Given that you are registered with a surgical specialty, we would like to offer you an opportunity to take part. RCS have provided the following details of the conference:

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) is a global leader in the field of surgical education, training, assessment, research and standards. Every year doctors from all over the world come to the UK to work and train in the National Health Service (NHS).

The rules governing the right to enter and work in the UK as a doctor can be complex and once here, access to UK training programme posts for non-UK/EEA doctors is restricted under the UK’s immigration rules predominantly to those circumstances where the resident labour market test is met and no suitable UK/EEA applicant is available.

Conference objectives

This one-day conference is aimed at overseas doctors and international medical graduates (IMGs) who are currently residing in the UK and are either working in surgery or seeking to embark on a surgical career within the UK.

 The conference will provide attendees with an opportunity to:

Engage with the RCS and discuss how IMGs can be supported;

Engage in a range of presentations, including the General Medical Council’s ‘Welcome to UK Practice’ training; and

Contribute to the development of an RCS-led programme for IMGs in surgery.


Emma Greening | General Medical Council

Rosemary Emodi | Head of Global Affairs, Royal College of Surgeons

Zuzana Lescisinova | International Surgical Training Programme Officer, Royal College of Surgeons

Registration/ booking information

This event is free to attend.  However, a £25 refundable deposit is required by the RCS to secure your place. The RCS will refund this upon attendance at the event.

Please note the RCS operate a one week cancellation policy.

Book your place here: https://img-surgery.eventbrite.co.uk


Date and Time

Thursday, 26 September, 9:30- 17:30


Royal College of Surgeons of England

35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields