The UK urgently needs more health professionals to meet growing demand for healthcare. Refugee health professionals have a lot to offer – but the return to practicing can be a long and complicated process.
12%The total cost of a training a refugee doctor to work in the NHS is just 12% that of training a new doctor for one year
£300Kthe cost to train one foundation year 2 doctor in the UK
£25Kthe total cost of retraining a refugee doctor into work
Building Bridges helps people who were health professionals in their home countries to reconnect with their professional careers and work within the NHS. We provide specialist advice, language training, work placements, employability workshops, clinical exam preparation, and clinical attachments.
272refugee doctors were supported by Building Bridges in 2009-2019
98got a job in the NHS
109were employed in other health care roles
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You can help refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK by making a donation or volunteering on one of our projects.
If you are a refugee health professional, find out more about Building Bridges below.