Doctors of the World Training Medics


Doctors of the World Safe Surgeries training is available for free to both clinical and non-clinical NHS staff working in both primary and secondary care settings.

The training aims to improve understanding of migrant entitlements to NHS care and enable them to better advocate for their patients.

We use case studies from the Doctors of the World’s clinic and interactive exercises to explore health needs and entitlements of migrants in vulnerable circumstances and offer good practice tips and resources. The training is delivered by Doctors of the World’s staff and clinic volunteers and is currently available in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Sessions typically run from one-two hours, but can be tailored to specific needs.

Sample feedback from a GP Trainer:

“Our docs came back so full of enthusiasm and admiration for all you do; best of all with a renewed determination to help…  thanks for everything!”

– Dr M Sayer, GP Partner & Programme Director, City & Hackney GP Vocational Training Scheme

Sample topics for different key audiences are given below.


– Exploring barriers to GP registration faced by migrants;

– Implementing NHS England guidelines on GP registration for migrants;

– Good practice tips for ensuring access to healthcare for refugees and migrants.


– Overview of entitlements to NHS care and charging rules for migrants;

– Addressing the healthcare needs of vulnerable migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers;

– Making referrals and supporting migrant patients with complex needs.


Are you a med student or NHS professional outside Manchester, Birmingham or London, or just keen to get involved?

You can use our Safe Surgeries peer-to-peer training resources to deliver a session to your NHS colleagues. We have developed easy-to-use modules and background materials for primary care, secondary care and general health audiences.

Please let us know if you deliver a session and use our evaluation form, so that we can continue to provide these resources.

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