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Global Radiologists Programme

The Workforce Strategy identifies priority areas and targets to be achieved. This programme has been developed to  cover the nine priority areas starting with clinical radiology. 

The purpose  is to attract and recruit experienced clinical radiologists from other countries to come and work for three years in a suitable NHS trust in England on an earn, learn, return basis.




The Global Radiologists Programme is a collaboration with 4 partners: Health Education England, The Royal College of Radiologists, Apollo Radiology International and The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. The programme brochure can be found in the resources area below. It contains detailed roles and responsibilities and more detail about the programme and its scope.





For Doctors

In the UK , a radiologist can work in NHS as a consultant, locum consultant, Specialty & Associate Specialist (SAS) or as a specialty trainee/registrar.

The Global Radiologists will work at an SAS grade for 3 years on general radiology duties and branching into a subspecialty of choice.

Working as a radiologist in the NHS through this scheme  can be a very rewarding experience  in terms of developing professional practice and  specialty within clear guidance and registration.

To join, please complete and submit the expression of interest (EOI) form within the ‘Highlights of the program’ section.


For NHS Trusts

This scheme is open to all NHS trusts in England  who are interested in recruiting doctors from abroad to compliment other efforts to meet their workforce needs.

The Clinical Director should then submit an expression of interest (EOI) on behalf of the trusts whilst creating local awareness through their local governance in preparation to recruit the Global Radiologist

The scheme can be beneficial to trusts in that it would ultimately increase capacity within struggling services. Trusts are advised subject to the RLMT to convert vacant consultant posts into SAS posts for the experienced radiologists who have passed the Royal College of Radiologists’ FRCR 2B exams to be appointed into.

To join, please submit your expression of interest (EOI) form found in resources below to global.fellows@mbht.nhs.uk


Please contact Apply.CPIT@hee.nhs.uk with any queries. 


Find everything you need to know about the programme and how to apply below: 

This Page was last updated on: 6 August 2020