Learn about the work of our international team

The RCGP has been working actively on an international level for almost 60 years and its vision is of a world where excellent person centred care in general practice is at the heart of healthcare.

In 2011 the RCGP approved a 10 Year International Strategy with a view to moving primary care policy up the agenda of other health specialities and countries, and increasing the quality of educational and delivery of family medicine though the provision of contextually relevant training and development programmes. 

RCGP International news

Updates from the RCGP International team, including ongoing work, initiatives and updates for our members outside of the UK.


International Advisory services

As the premier primary healthcare organisation in the UK, the RCGP has over 47,000 members and the International Department is able to offer an almost unlimited portfolio of clinical and educational programmes, according to the needs agenda of the collaborating country.



MRCGP[INT] accredited exams leading to RCGP International Membership

MRCGP[INT], or Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners [International], is a separate grade of membership for family doctors who pass an MRCGP[INT] accredited examination outside the UK. 



International travel scholarships and exchange programmes

Interested in conducting research into an aspect of primary healthcare? Looking to travel overseas?



International and Overseas Faculty

The International Faculty's aim is to provide advice and assistance our International Members and Fellows and raise awareness of our international work and the role in Global Health. You can find out more information by visiting the International faculty pages.



10 Year Strategy Transforming our approach to international affairs

Our 10 year international strategy sets out the RCGP’s approach to working collaboratively to promote family medicine and primary health care as a cornerstone for strengthening health systems. The RCGP will continue to work internationally in partnership with others to increase the breadth and expertise of the health workforce in primary care and family medicine, and to contribute to improvements in the quality and safety of patient care. 



Junior International Committee

Under the guidance of the RCGP's International Committee, the Junior International Committee's (JIC) objective is to facilitate the involvement of GP trainees and newly qualified GPs in educational international activities related to primary care.

The JIC represents the UK in the European Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM). The JIC works in collaboration with the Associates in Training (AiT) Committee, and is also open to GPs within five years of completing training (First5).

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