Learn about the work of our international team
The work of RCGP International
The Royal College of General Practitioners have been actively working in the international arena for nearly 60 years. Our vision is of a world where excellent person centred care in general practice is at the heart of healthcare.
In 2011 we published our 10 Year International Strategy. This strategy outlines our aims to move primary healthcare policy up the agenda of other health specialities and countries, increasing the quality of education and delivery of family medicine though the provision of contextually relevant training and development programmes.
Below is information on the programmes and projects we run, as well as our latest news.
RCGP International often have volunteering and consultation opportunities for our international projects, click here for current opportunities and information
RCGP International news
News and information from the RCGP International team, including on-going work, initiatives and updates for our members and partners outside of the UK.
Go to International news page
International advisory services
As the leading primary healthcare organisation in the UK, RCGP has over 50,000 members. Our International Department have a fantastic portfolio of clinical and educational programmes, which can be tailored to your local institutional or country needs as our collaborating partner.
Go to the international advisory services page
MRCGP[INT] accredited exams leading to RCGP International Membership
MRCGP[INT], or Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners [International], is our membership for family doctors who pass an MRCGP[INT] accredited examination outside the UK.
Find our more about the MRCGP[INT] programme
Find out how to apply for International Membership
International Travel Scholarships and exchange programmes
We are delighted to offer a number of awards each year for family doctors. These are available to help you with the cost of research, learning and development in the field of family medicine, both at home and abroad.
Find out more through the International Travel Scholarships page
International and Overseas Faculty
The International Faculty dedicated to supporting over 3000 Overseas and International members and fellows. We keep members informed about learning, professional development and clinical updates and we actively contribute to family medicine internationally through partnerships with international sites. You can find out more information by visiting the International Membership pages.
Go to the International and Overseas Membership page
Find out more about the International Committee
10 Year Strategy Transforming our approach to international affairs
Our 10 Year International Strategy sets out our approach to working collaboratively with international partners to promote family medicine and primary health care. We believe primary care development is the cornerstone for strengthening health systems and are actively working to develop programmes and policies to support the development of this field. We work internationally to increase the breadth and expertise of the health workforce in primary care and contribute to improvements in the quality and safety of patient care.
Download the 10 Year International Strategy [PDF]
Junior International Committee
Under the guidance of the RCGP's International Committee, the Junior International Committee's (JIC) facilitate the involvement of trainee and newly qualified GPs in international educational activities related to primary care.
The JIC represents the UK in the European Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM). They work in collaboration with the Associates in Training (AiT) Committee and JIC membership is also open to GPs within five years of completing training (First5).
Visit the following websites:
Vasco da Gama Movement
Contact us for more information about the JIC
Go to the Revalidation section of our website for more information about revalidation
Download the 'working overseas revalidation and performers list guidance' [PDF]