Interdean Responds to an Increase in UK GPs Working Abroad

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The international removal specialists at Interdean have speculated on possible reasons behind the decision of UK doctors to move abroad.

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Popular destinations for travelling GPs include Australia, New Zealand and Canada

The article, GMC Figures Reveal 12% Increase in Doctors Considering Working Abroad, published 28th June in Pulse, reveals that the number of UK doctors applying to the GMC for certificates that enable them to work abroad has risen over the past 5 years. Popular destinations for travelling GPs include Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Whilst official figures for the numbers of doctors moving overseas are not kept, Paul Brooks, Managing Director of overseas recruitment agency EU Health Staff, claims this figure is climbing as doctors look to “escape the NHS bureaucracy and unwelcome changes to the way things are being run.”

Best known for their fast and efficient overseas shipping service, Interdean is highly experienced in helping customers from all professions begin new lives overseas. As well as handling excess baggage and packing, the team are also on hand to provide free visa assistance for those keen to start new employment. A representative from the firm reflects on why some UK professionals make the decision to work overseas.

“Different countries offer different advantages for different professions. Doctors for example might prefer the lighter workload and relaxed procedures of Australia, whilst teachers in Spain benefit from longer holidays and good weather. Those thinking about making the move would be wise to research thoroughly the aspects of their career that may differ abroad, such as working hours, facilities and regulations. It may also help to browse first-hand accounts from those who have already moved.”

Thinking of Moving? Think Interdean

Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students move overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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