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Supporting International Doctors in the NHS

Friday 21 Jan 2022


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“As the NHS workforce faces the challenge of a lifetime in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am concerned that some of the unique challenges IMG doctors were facing before this crisis, may now have been exacerbated… It is also incredibly important that IMGs get the wellbeing and mental health support that they need. Some IMG doctors have less family support in the UK, they may feel isolated, or unsure about how to access formal support. COVID-19 pandemic has increased these vulnerabilities for IMG doctors living alone and self-isolating. ”

Dr Anil Jain Consultant Radiologist, Manchester, Member, BMA council, BMA consultants committee and equality, diversity and inclusion advisory group, 2020

“A third of doctors on the medical register today gained their qualifications outside the UK, improving the diversity of the profession, filling specialty shortages and bringing a fresh approach to healthcare.”

British Medical Association

As an international Doctor the transition to the NHS is not always an easy one. Different cultures, practices and structures can all represent barriers to effective working and patient care. This conference focuses on the important issue of supporting International Doctors in the NHS, with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, from recruitment and induction to ongoing support. This conference aims to improve support for International Doctors working in the NHS. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve support for international doctors working in the NHS
  • Reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on IMG Doctors
  • Learn from the lived experience of an IMG Doctors working through Covid-19
  • Update your knowledge on implications of changes to the immigration system and Brexit
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering effective induction for international doctors
  • Reflect on what ongoing support international doctors need?
  • Identify key strategies for training and education to improving confidence in colloquial conversational English
  • Understand how you can tackle discrimination in Healthcare: Ensuring fairness in the workplace
  • Understand the role of a positive learning environment in practice
  • Reflect on a Clinical Directors experience of supporting and working with IMG Doctors
  • Explore your understanding how cultural values can shape professional behaviour
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Dr Umesh Prabhu

Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Director for more than 15 years, Medical Adviser for International Recruitment

Dr Helen Garr

Deputy Medical Director
NHS Practitioner Health Programme

Tista Chakravarty-Gannon

Head of Outreach Development and Support Operations
General Medical Council

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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