International Graduates

Please seek advice if you have any questions or queries. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on our website, please get in touch – you can email the GP Admin Team on gwh.gptrainingteam.swindon@nhs.net

There is lots of information and advice on the Severn Deanery IMG page here

Email the IMG Network on imgnetworksw@gmail.com

Other things you can do:

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the Transfer of Information form and contact your Educational Supervisor (ES) for an initial meeting. Trainers always welcome discussion of trainees’ concerns & queries, and we would therefore encourage you to talk to your Educational Supervisor if you are uncertain about anything or would like support. Your ES can help to effectively tailor your training to meet your learning needs, ensure that you receive appropriate pastoral support and are signposted to any other relevant resources.

If you are experiencing any difficulty in a hospital post then please contact your Clinical Supervisor as soon as possible, as it is important that any specific learning needs are identified early on in your placement.

Talk to your TPD mentor – you should have received an email when you joined the scheme to let you know who your TPD mentor was. If you are not sure who it is, please contact the GP Admin Team and they can put you in touch with them

Talk to other trainees, they will have some great advice based on their own experience and knowledge and may have the answers to some of your questions. Your Patch Tutorial sessions (for trainees in GP practices) and HDRC breakout groups are a good opportunity to do this.

Contact the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Representative on the GP Trainee Committee if you have any issues or concerns you would like to discuss. They can be contacted at: severngpcommittee@gmail.com

Take a look at the Road to UK website which previous IMG GP trainees have found very useful. It has been developed by two junior doctors in the Peninsula and contains helpful links and resources as well as networking opportunities.