NHSE Wessex welcomes International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to train in the Wessex region. We recognise that the transition of living and working in the UK can be difficult and we are fully committed to supporting IMG doctors across Wessex.
We Are Wessex
We reached out to IMG doctors in postgraduate training (doctors) across Wessex for them to share their native greetings, background, and what they enjoy most about Wessex.
Training for Wessex IMGs
Wessex IMGs – Induction Programme (for doctors new to the NHS)
As well as attending a mandatory ‘Welcome to Wessex (Induction)’ event, new Wessex IMG doctors in postgraduate training must attend a mandatory 2-day interactive Wessex IMGs – Induction Programme (for doctors new to the NHS) event, to help them to integrate into the NHS.
Thames Valley IMG IMG doctors in postgraduate training and Wessex/Thames Valley IMG non-training (Trust grade) doctors are also welcome to attend if they wish.
Wessex IMG doctors are invited to attend a 1-day Wessex IMGs – Connecting Cultures: Developing your Leadership Potential event approximately one year after attending a ‘Wessex IMGs – Induction Programme (for doctors new to the NHS)’ event and/or once they have been practising in the UK for over a year.
Wessex Patient Safety First – Training Day
After attending a mandatory ‘Welcome to Wessex (Induction)’ event, Wessex IMG doctors in postgraduate training must attend a mandatory 1-day ‘Wessex Patient Safety First – Training Day’ event, which forms the first part of the Wessex Patient Safety First Programme.
Further information and resources
IMG Welcome to Wessex Handbook
Our IMG Welcome to Wessex Handbook is a helpful resource for IMG doctors arriving in Wessex.
Diversity of trainees within Wessex – demographic map
HEE Wessex commissioned creation of a demographic map (accurate at time of creation; April 2021) which showcases the diversity of the IMG doctors within Wessex, showing where they attained their primary medical qualification. This highlights the number of IMG doctors currently training within the Wessex region.
Please visit the Diversity of doctors within Wessex – demographic map page to view the map.
Hello Supervisor form
The Hello Supervisor form was developed by the HEE Wessex IMG Fellowship Programme, to help identify new IMGs commencing clinical posts.
The form is designed to be completed electronically between an IMG doctor and their supervisor, during their initial meeting.