Doctors working overseas

The licence to practise gives doctors legal rights and privileges in the UK only. For roles that are based wholly outside the UK, there is no requirement for a doctor to have a licence to practise (except in crown dependencies). 

Doctors who work wholly outside the UK must comply with whatever regulatory requirements exist in the country in which they practise.

As an employer, you need to make sure doctors meet whatever regulatory requirements exist in the country in which they practise.

Read our factsheet for overseas organisations for more details on the licence to practise and revalidation for doctors who work wholly outside the UK.