International opportunities

We can only achieve our goals with the support of our members. 

We want UK and International members that are passionate about improving primary care and family medicine globally. 


Vacancy: Two International Development Advisors (IDAs) – Malta and Egypt

RCGP International is looking for two enthusiastic GP educators to join the MRCGP[INT] team as International Development Advisors to support the development and implementation of the MRCGP[INT]-accredited assessment in Family Medicine at the Malta College of Family Doctors and at the Egyptian Fellowship Board of Family Medicine respectively.

The role holders will be working closely with these Host Examining Bodies providing advice and guidance on maintaining and implementing assessment standards to ensure compliance with the standards of MRCGP[INT] accreditation.

Initially, the appointment will be for one year with annual renewal for up to 3 years. The appointment can be extended for a further 3 years but will not exceed 6 years in total.

The role profile provides more details about these exciting opportunities and lists the Essential and Desirable criteria.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit an up-to-date CV with a brief covering letter (no more than 500 words) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 13 September 2021.

Please email all applications to international@rcgp.org.uk marked “Malta/Egypt IDA Application” in the subject line.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview by Zoom between 20-24 September 2021 at a mutually convenient time.


Vacancy: JIC Exchange Team Member

The RCGP Junior International Committee (JIC) is looking for someone with a passion for international primary care to become part of its exchange team.

As a member of the exchange team, you will work with the National Exchange Lead to co-ordinate both European GPs and GP trainees coming to the UK as well as those going out to Europe from the UK as part of the Hippokrates, FM360 and conference exchange schemes.

The standard term of office is 3 years. RCGP members at any stage of GP training or within 5 years of CCT are invited to apply for this role. All roles on the JIC are undertaken on a voluntary basis; however, a subsidy towards travel to approved UK JIC related events and conference fees may be offered, subject to budget availability and RCGP Travel and Expense Policy requirements.

The specific details about the role, including expected deliverables and person specification are available in this Role Profile.

To apply please send a motivational letter and an up-to-date CV to exchangejic@rcgp.org.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021. Please note that successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 20 minute Skype interview. For further information please contact the Exchange Lead, Natascha Glover on the above email.

Vacancy: Research Team Member

The RCGP Junior International Committee is looking for an enthusiastic AiT/First 5 member with a passion for international primary care to join the Research team of our Core Committee. This is the perfect opportunity to engage with other AiTs/First5s from the UK, Europe and around the world, whilst contributing to today’s research.

The standard term of office is 3 years. RCGP members at any stage of GP training or within 5 years of CCT are invited to apply for this role. All roles on the JIC are undertaken on a voluntary basis; however, a subsidy towards travel to approved UK JIC related events and conference fees may be offered, subject to budget availability and RCGP Travel and Expense Policy requirements.

The specific details about the role, including expected deliverables and person specification are available in this Role Profile.

How to apply

To apply please respond to our short application form along with your CV by 31st August to secretaryjic@rcgp.org.uk.

All applications will be carefully considered by the Core Committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview by a video link shortly after the deadline at a mutually convenient time.

For further information please contact researchjic@rcgp.org.uk.

Vacancies: Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) for Placement in Uganda

The aim is to provide an innovative volunteer opportunity which incorporates elements of service provision, teaching, quality and improvement and research, but with its foundation in an African hospital which is well known for its focus on primary care.  This is in recognition of the increasing awareness of the wide reaching benefits of working overseas and demand for such placements from GP trainees and qualified GPs. Support for voluntary work and the development of international partnerships in healthcare is in accordance with the Academy of Royal Colleges statement and the Crisp Report.

  • Opportunity for CCTs: We are seeking qualified GPs to undertake voluntary placement in a community hospital in Uganda. Please find programme description and person specification CCT job description (PDF file, 136 KB).
  • Opportunity for AITs: We are seeking GP trainees between ST2/3 or ST3/4 if on a four year programme to undertake a volunteer placement in a community hospital in Uganda. Please find programme description and person specification in the AiT job description (PDF file, 170 KB).

Out of Programme Experience (OOPE)

GP Trainees can gain a great deal from the opportunities provided by working/training in a developing country. The Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) gives GP trainees a unique opportunity to take a year out of training to work in a different setting which will enhance competencies, improve confidence and equip GP trainees to become future leaders with the profession.

Many deaneries are actively encouraging these either through Global Health Fellowships or through a range of one year quality assured posts in countries ranging from South Africa to Zambia and India (London Deanery).

Further information


Erasmus+ funded Hippokrates Exchange Programme

JIC one day event

Thanks to Erasmus+ funding, the RCGP has successfully completed the 2018-2020 cycle of the Hippokrates Exchange Programme (project no. 2018-1-UK01-KA102-047158).

17 AiTs and First5 members within one year of CCT have had an opportunity to visit another European country for a two week observational placement to learn more about primary healthcare delivery in the host country.

Erasmus reports 2018 - 2020

Adam Fazakerley (141 KB PDF)

Almas Janjua (148 KB PDF)

Athmaja Murali (820 KB PDF)

Bethan Jones (137 KB PDF)

Caroline Sinclair (141 KB PDF)

Catherine Quinn (703 KB PDF)

Charlotte Morris (684 KB PDF)

Daniel Berrio-Galan (684 KB PDF)

Ebrahim Mulla (419 KB PDF)

Eleanor Gridley (222 KB PDF)

Emilie Couchman (164 KB PDF)

Lindsey Kent (227 KB PDF)

Mohammed Noaman (199 KB PDF)

Muhammed Younas (136 KB PDF)

Natasha Glover (166 KB PDF)

Radhika Khanna (166 KB PDF)

Vinoth Gnanaganesh (176 KB PDF)

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