Sponsoring bodies in the UK

Each sponsor has its own scheme and applicants will have to satisfy the sponsor that they possess the knowledge, skills and experience for practising as a fully registered medical practitioner in the UK. Sponsors must be contacted directly for information about their scheme.

Please note that a core part of the sponsor’s criteria is that a doctor applying for an offer of sponsorship must have been engaged in medical practice for three out of the last five years including the most recent 12 months. Any doctor who does not meet these minimum criteria is unlikely to be able to supply sufficiently up to date evidence of their medical practice to support their application for registration and will not be issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship.

  • Alder Hey International Fellowship Scheme (Anaesthetics)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford   
  • Edge Hill University and Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust – International Training Fellowships in MCh programmes
  • ENT UK - Royal College of Surgeons
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital International Fellowship Programme
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ - Oncology
  • Guy's & St Thomas' - Pain Management
  • Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Haematology 
  • Imperial College, London
  • Imperial College, London - Emergency Medicine
  • Imperial College, London - Intensive Care Medicine 
  • Institute of Psychiatry, London
  • King's College Hospital (Critical Care)
  • Lysholm Dept of Neuroradiology - National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCL
  • NHS Health Education West Midlands
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • North West London Foundation School
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine - Overseas Development Scheme/ Work, Learn and Return
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal College of Radiologists - Clinical Radiology
  • Royal College of Radiologists - Clinical Oncology
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust
  • South Staffordshire & Shropshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University of Buckingham School of Medicine
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust 

Several University departments operate sponsorship schemes for doctors wishing to undertake a postgraduate degree or research project in the UK. Please contact the relevant academic heads of the departments and they will be able to advise you if they are approved sponsors for the purposes of GMC registration.