Trainers or supervisors

Did you know we run workshops specifically designed to help doctors adapt to practicing in the UK?

We recently organised for our GMC Regional Liaison Adviser to deliver this course at 2 sites at our organisation on 2 separate days. The feedback was excellent. We would like to organise more of these sessions. Being able to speak to a representative from the GMC and attend this workshop at the Trust means that doctors can network with colleagues in a similar position within the same Trust.
Appraisal and revalidation coordinator

Our local advisers are based right across the UK and are happy to deliver a free workshop at a time and place convenient to you.

Email us at welcomeuk@gmc-uk.org to book yours now.

Why we designed the workshop

Entering UK medical practice can be hard for any doctor, regardless of where they’re from or how experienced they are. There can be significant differences in practising medicine in their home country and the UK, and it can be difficult to adapt to working in a new culture.

Our free half day workshops bring doctors together and explore some of the ethical issues that they are likely to encounter. They bring our guidance to life using interactive scenarios. It's also a perfect opportunity for doctors to network and get answers to any questions they may have.

What are the benefits for doctors?

Our WtUKP workshops are always well received and the feedback from attendees is excellent. 

87% of doctors tell us that they would change the way they practice as a result of what they learnt on the day.

After the workshop, doctors tell us that:

  • They feel more confident
  • They are more likely to ask for help
  • And they feel more informed about GMC guidance

Doctors also value the opportunity to meet with colleagues helping them to feel less isolated and able to build a support network with their peers. 

Who are the workshops for?

We find that those who benefit the most from attending WtUKP are doctors who have been practicing in the UK for around 1 year or less. 

We welcome doctors from all grades and specialties and have delivered workshops to both small groups and larger ones.

All levels of staff have enjoyed the content of the sessions, finding them both beneficial and useful.
Medical Education Manager

What does the workshop cover?

Welcome to UK practice covers all of our core guidance with a particular focus on consent, confidentiality, raising concerns, care for children and young people, and prescribing. 

Below is what a typical Welcome to UK practice workshop will involve.

Programme

  1. Registration and refreshments
  2. Welcome and introduction to the GMC and how we can help you
  3. An introduction to our guidance and learning resources
  4. ‘Hello my name is…’ – getting to know each other
  5. What makes a good doctor?
  6. Things I wish I'd known. Doctors share their experience of starting out in UK practice
  7. Break and networking
  8. Ethical scenarios. What would you do? How can our guidance help you?

How does it work? 

Contact us at welcomeuk@gmc-uk.org and we will put you in touch with your local adviser.

Many organisations choose to offer the workshop as part of their induction programme and our local advisers will work with you to identify what works best for you and your organisation.