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The NHS Induction Programme, by LinkMedics.

The NHS Induction Programme, by LinkMedics, has been designed to support the NHS transition of British overseas trained doctors. Our programme consists of hands-on frontline hospital training, followed by a supported period of employment in the NHS. We combine the latest virtual and augmented reality with in-person hospital experience to help you develop the necessary clinical skills, knowledge and experience in the NHS before you start work. 

Starting your NHS journey with LinkMedics will help you understand your responsibilities in a unique NHS system, giving you confidence and longevity in your career. Our programme has been specially crafted by a team of British overseas trained doctors who understand your journey personally and are passionate about helping you ease into the NHS. Beyond the clinical skills training and employment offered, LinkMedics provide comprehensive pastoral care from an established alumni network who are here to give you an unbiased and unfiltered view of your journey to signing CREST. 

Together with our programme partner NHS Trusts, we help the NHS significantly reduce its workforce expenses and control expenditure as we tackle national NHS workforce challenges together.

Frequently asked questions

Who are the LinkMedics?

We are a team of British overseas trained doctors and dentists. After being rejected from UK universities, we all studied medicine or dentistry abroad before returning to the NHS. We created LinkMedics to support others in a similar situation, and as we have been through the same journey, we provide support on a personal level from our shared experiences.

What is the NHS Induction Programme?

The NHS induction programme is a safe and supported route to NHS employment as a junior doctor.

The programme is divided into 2-blocks: a 4-week "hands-on" induction block and a "formal employment" block.

During the induction block, you are placed in hospital and given the opportunity to gain ward experience, practice foundation level clinical skills, gain on-call experience and attend teaching. You are also given teaching on managing common emergencies and NHS protocol.

The "formal employment" block is a natural progression from induction and consists of 6-months of paid employment at both Foundation Year 1 (FY1) and Foundation Year 2 (FY2) levels.

The intention would be to help all doctors progress to an FY2 position following the programme and sign-off their CREST.

For more information click here.

Who is your Induction Programme aimed at?

Our NHS induction programme is for British overseas trained doctors who wish to return to the UK to progress with their medical training in the NHS.

Will I be paid?

Yes, you will be paid at the national Trust grade equivalent rate for your grade during the 6-months duration of employment.

You will not be paid for the 4-weeks induction programme.

What is your eligibility?

You must provide evidence that you have completed your final medical school examsand you must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

To ensure we protect our programme partners and any patients you will interact with, you must pass our admissions process. Our induction programme is currently only open to British overseas trained doctors and those who do NOT require a VISA to work in the UK. For more details, please see our eligibility criteria.

At this moment in time, we are unable to support applicants who require a UK work VISA.

Is your Induction Programme open to graduates from UK medical schools?

No. Our programme is aimed at overseas graduates who do not have the same NHS experience or opportunities to progress to training posts in the UK.

Is your Induction Programme open to non-British overseas trained doctors?

Our Induction Programme is currently only open to British nationals qualifying abroad. However, if you have a indefinite Right To Work & Remain in the UK, without a VISA, there should be no problem on-boarding you onto the programme.

We are unable to support applicants who require a UK work VISA at this moment in time.

Is your Induction Programme open to medical students or pre-med students?

No. Due to the hands-on nature of our programme, it is currently only open to Doctors with a Full GMC registration. We do not offer a pre-med/pre-dental programme at this time.

Who are the LinkMedics?

We are a team of British overseas trained doctors and dentists. After being rejected from UK universities, we all studied medicine or dentistry abroad before returning to the NHS. We created LinkMedics to support others in a similar situation, and as we have been through the same journey, we provide support on a personal level from our shared experiences.

What is the NHS Induction Programme?

The NHS induction programme is a safe and supported route to NHS employment as a junior doctor.

The programme is divided into 2-blocks: a 4-week "hands-on" induction block and a "formal employment" block.

During the induction block, you are placed in hospital and given the opportunity to gain ward experience, practice foundation level clinical skills, gain on-call experience and attend teaching. You are also given teaching on managing common emergencies and NHS protocol.

The "formal employment" block is a natural progression from induction and consists of 6-months of paid employment at Foundation Year 1 (FY1) level.

The intention would be to help you progress to an FY2 position following the programme.

For more information click here.

Who is your Induction Programme aimed at?

Our NHS induction programme is for British overseas trained doctors who wish to return to the UK to progress with their medical training in the NHS.

Will I be paid?

Yes, you will be paid at the national Trust grade equivalent rate for your grade during the 6-months duration of employment.

You will not be paid for the 4-weeks induction programme.

What is your eligibility?

You must provide evidence that you have completed your final medical school examsand you must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

To ensure we protect our programme partners and any patients you will interact with, you must pass our admissions process. Our induction programme is currently only open to British overseas trained doctors and those who do NOT require a VISA to work in the UK. For more details, please see our eligibility criteria.

At this moment in time, we are unable to support applicants who require a UK work VISA.

Is your Induction Programme open to graduates from UK medical schools?

No. Our programme is aimed at overseas graduates who do not have the same NHS experience or opportunities to progress to training posts in the UK.

Is your Induction Programme open to non-British overseas trained doctors?

Our Induction Programme is currently only open to British nationals qualifying abroad. However, if you have a indefinite Right To Work & Remain in the UK, without a VISA, there should be no problem on-boarding you onto the programme.

We are unable to support applicants who require a UK work VISA at this moment in time.

Is your Induction Programme open to medical students or pre-med students?

No. Due to the hands-on nature of our programme, it is currently only open to Doctors with a Full GMC registration. We do not offer a pre-med/pre-dental programme at this time.

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