International recruitment

Find out how you can further your career in the Home of Medical Excellence: NHSScotland.

NHSScotland is recognised as one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We're the biggest employer in Scotland, with 22 Health Boards across the country, employing over 172,500 people.

Our core values are:

  • care and compassion
  • dignity and respect
  • openness, honesty and responsibility
  • quality and teamwork

Choosing a career in NHSScotland is an excellent opportunity and your chance to work with one of the largest organisations in the world!

Why Scotland?

Choosing the right place to live is just as important as choosing the right job. So, why Scotland?

NHSScotland Health Boards

Find out about each of the geographical NHS Scotland Health Board areas.

Application process

Our International Recruitment Service will support you through each stage of the recruitment process.

Regulatory bodies

To practice medicine in Scotland, you must have a valid GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice.

PLAB test

Find out more information about the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test.

Visas and immigration

You'll need a visa to live in Scotland and work in the NHS. Find out more about Visas and Immigration.