Guidance

Applying for health and social care jobs in the UK from abroad

Guidance for prospective international applicants for health and social care jobs in the UK.

Documents

Advice to help you stay safe (leaflet - web version)

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Advice to help you stay safe (leaflet - print version)

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‘Applying for health and social care jobs in the UK from abroad’ provides support for prospective overseas candidates when seeking jobs in the UK health or social care sectors. It includes information on:

  • how to avoid scams
  • working rights and standards
  • what to consider when deciding whether to take a health or care job in the UK
  • where to go for further guidance, support or help in the UK

The accompanying leaflet gives an overview of the main messages from the full guidance.

Other relevant guidance on GOV.UK includes:

Published 15 December 2022
Last updated 6 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated link to latest WHO health workforce support and safeguards list and the number of countries on that list (which is now 55).

  2. Updated guidance around taking on additional work if you have a Health and Care Worker visa.

  3. First published.