Moving to
the United Kingdom (UK)

The UK has so many exciting opportunities for healthcare professionals within its world-renowned National Health Service (NHS) and with private clients, not to mention that it’s home to some of the most well-known and well-respected universities across the globe. Find an amazing balance of career fulfilment and advancement, while discovering new places and passions.

Living in the UK

Whether you decide to settle in England, Wales or Scotland, you’ll be spoilt for choice with things to see and do in the UK. From a thriving foodie scene to world-class museums and art galleries, your diary will likely be packed full of fun activities. Plus, mainland Europe is just a short flight, ferry, or train ride away – get your weekend bag ready!

Having a healthy work-life balance is really important in the UK. Just about every industry offers excellent working conditions, manageable hours, fair pay, rewarding benefits, and flexibility. To give you an idea, a full-time NHS nurse will typically work 37.5 hours per week, leaving plenty of time to explore a new city or simply catch up with friends.

You can always top up your earnings with additional shifts too, should you want to – the choice is yours. Paid holidays for full-time, permanent staff are also a given in the UK: in the NHS, you can expect to get 27 days of paid leave, along with eight paid bank holidays.

Why work in the UK?

National Health Service (NHS)

The NHS is one of the largest publicly funded health services in the world, offering numerous career opportunities to healthcare professionals.

Quality of education

The UK is home to some of the world’s top medical universities and training programs.

Cultural diversity

The UK is a multicultural society, offering a chance to work with, and learn from, different cultures.

Historical significance

The UK has a rich history and heritage, with many historical sites and cultural landmarks.

Work-life balance

The UK promotes a good work-life balance with laws ensuring reasonable working hours and holiday entitlements.

Career progression

The structured career progression in the UK healthcare system can provide clear advancement opportunities.

Research opportunities

The UK is at the forefront of medical research, offering opportunities for involvement in cutting-edge studies.


As English is the primary language, it can be an easier transition for those already proficient in it.


The UK’s location provides easy access to other European countries for travel.

Health policies

The UK has a robust healthcare policy framework and was one of the leading countries in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to expect

While there are lots of things to consider before relocating to the UK, rest assured that help is at hand. We’ll guide you through the process every step of the way:

Guidance and support

Wherever you are in your journey, we’ll always be by your side to offer the support you need to make your move to the UK as easy as possible.

Check your eligibility

There are different types of visas that’ll allow you to work in the UK. We can help you find the right one and make sure that you meet the criteria.

Professional registration

You’ll need to be registered with the relevant professional body for your specialism in order to work in the UK.

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Espirita is a trading name of Pulse Healthcare Ltd (03156103) a limited company registered in England and Wales and with its registered office address at 9 Appold Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 2AP.
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