Living in the UK

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Registering for a GP

It is important to register with a General Practitioner (GP) Practice as soon as possible when you arrive in the UK.  GP Practices are the primary way you will access healthcare in the UK and you first point of contact for health advice and treatment. 

You can use the Find a GP service to find your closest practices and then contact the practice you would like to join to enquire about their processes for registering. 

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Setting up a Bank Account

Setting up a bank account in the UK can sometimes be a stressful process for IMGs due to the proof of address requirement being difficult to meet when you are new to the country. 

Some IMGs register with an online bank account initially until they have permanent address to allow them to register with a 'high street' bank (with physical branches you can visit). 

We would recommend requesting a letter of employment, including your address, from the HR team to submit to your bank of choice to help with the proof of address requirement. 

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Accommodation

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