Welcome to UK practice: information for doctors

To keep everyone safe, we're delivering our Welcome to UK practice workshops online.

Book your place in GMC Online

See our guide to GMC Online if you need help with this.

What is Welcome to UK practice?

Our free workshop is designed to support doctors new to the UK. Adapting to UK practice can be difficult for any doctor, regardless of where you're from or how experienced you are.

You will get practical advice, and explore different ethical scenarios that you may encounter. And you will learn more about our key standards and guidance.

Is the workshop for you?

If you gained your primary medical qualification outside of the UK, and registered with a licence to practise within the last 12 months, then this workshop is for you.

If you are still in the application process, including taking PLAB, please do not book onto a workshop until you have had your application approved.

We know doctors are under considerable pressure at the moment so there's no obligation for you to attend. But, if you find you do have the time, this workshop is a great way to learn more about practising medicine in the UK.

How will the workshop help you?


Get practical guidance around a series of real‑life ethical scenarios, including areas where you’ll encounter differences in the UK, such as consent, confidentiality, raising concerns, care for children and young people, and prescribing. 


Be more confident to make the right choices when facing difficult ethical situations.

Get support

Meet a member of our outreach team, and have your questions answered by someone with a wealth of experience.

Guidance material

Take home a learning log to reflect on what you’ve learnt and share with your supervisor, and find out how to access our materials online.

What should I expect on the day?

Workshops will now be delivered online. You will receive information on how to access the workshop after you've booked your place in GMC Online.


  • Welcome and introduction to the GMC and how we can help you
  • An introduction to our guidance and learning resources
  • ‘Hello my name is…’ – getting to know each other
  • What makes a good doctor?
  • Doctors share their experience of starting out in UK practice and learn about the duties of a doctor in the UK
  • Ethical scenarios. What would you do? How can our guidance help you?
I got to know so many aspects of medicine in UK which I did not know. And knowing that I can seek advice from GMC makes me feel safe working in UK. I think what I learned will reflect in my work even back home because I have a different approach now
Workshop attendee

Hear one doctor’s workshop experience

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