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Working in New Zealand 
New Zealand - Holt Doctors
New Zealand is a great place to live and work, whether you are thinking of a shorter stint as a locum, or you're looking at permanent positions. Doctors in General Practice and Specialists of all kinds will find an excellent working environment, with a supportive collegial culture, and an enviable work/life balance. GPs, Specialist Consultants, Staff Grade Doctors and Registrars in most specialties are in steady demand in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a small but geographically diverse country, with stunning beaches, mountains and rural landscapes ranging from the wild and rugged to the relaxing and subtropical. New Zealand is famous for its sporting and adventurous spirit, but also its strong arts and culture sector. Experience a friendly, multicultural society, known for its innovation and welcoming nature. There is something for everyone in New Zealand, no matter what your lifestyle.
You will have a wide range of opportunities open to you if you make the decision to live and work in New Zealand. Talk to us today and take the first step to a truly rewarding career in a beautiful part of the world. Call 0208 099 6943 or email overseas@holtdoctors.co.uk
The New Zealand Healthcare Service
New Zealand has an excellent public healthcare system, funded by government taxation. Most treatment in public hospitals is free, and many other health services and medicines are significantly subsidised.
There are 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) which are funded by the Ministry of Health. The DHBs in turn oversee and fund 46 Primary Health Organisations located throughout the country, ensuring that healthcare standards are met across each region.
Eligibility for work
If you wish to work in New Zealand, you must obtain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (www.mcnz.org.nz). If you meet one of the below criteria you may be eligible to work in New Zealand:
  • UK or Irish primary medical degree (ideally with 2-3 years clinical experience)
  • Worked in the UK or Ireland irrespective of where your primary medical degree is from, for a minimum of 3 years out of the last 4, and have full registration with the GMC or IMC
  • If you have a UK or Irish specialist qualification, irrespective of where your primary medical degree is from ;
English proficiency
If English is not your first language but you have worked in an institution for 2 out of the last 5 years where English has been the first language you may be exempt the requirement to sit and pass the IELTs examination.

Where English is the graduate’s first language and the graduate has an acceptable primary medical qualification from Australia, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Canada or a South African medical school where English is the sole language of instruction you are automatically exempt and are not required to sit and pass the IELTs examination

If you have any questions relating to your eligibility to work in New Zealand, you can call us on 0845 508 1491 and one of our friendly team will discuss your options with you.
Visa options
There are a variety of permanent and temporary visa options. One of our team will advise you on the best option for you and will support you with your application. For more information, please visit: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/

For more information about working overseas call our dedicated recruitment team on 0208 099 6943 or email overseas@holtdoctors.co.uk