Relocating to Manchester to work as an NHS Doctor


Manchester has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the UK according to The Global Liveability Survey. So, what makes Manchester so great? In this article, we will outline the benefits of working and living in Manchester as an NHS doctor.

Working as an NHS Doctor in Manchester

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is the largest NHS Acute Trust in the UK and incorporates a large number of hospitals. Their hospitals include the Manchester Royal Infirmary, which is a major research and teaching hospital working with Manchester University’s Medical School, and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK.

Mancunians are known for their friendliness and their jovial nature. This will often be reflected in the manner of your patients. Manchester is also a very diverse city, which means you will be working with patients of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and beliefs.

We asked Dr. Abuomar, who Remedium placed in a hospital in Manchester a number of years ago, to share why he still loves living and working in the city.

“My experience of living and working in the UK couldn’t have been better. Being based in and around Manchester where I then decided to settle with my family in the long run is fantastic. Literally everything I could need existed and was very handy. Big hospitals which I could move in between and fulfil my career dreams, I always had choices with a reasonable commute and also the work experience has been fantastic. Living in and near Manchester has met my expectations as it’s is a big metropolitan city with lots of shopping centres and historical places to visit. On a weekend off, I like a meal outside where I find the city to be a multicultural medley of gastronomic delights, with cuisine from practically every nation. Bustling food markets, Indian street food, loaded burritos – there’s always something new around the corner.”

Dr. M. Abuomar

A&E Doctor, Fairfield General Hospital

Dr. Abuomar remains a close friend of our team at Remedium and we wish him every future success in his role.

Living in Manchester

There are many great areas in Manchester to live in, you will just need to find the right fit for you.

You could choose:

  • A historical area like Altrincham
  • A suburban area like Chorlton
  • A family-friendly area like Sale
  • A vibrant area like the Northern Quarter

You can take a look at accommodation options on Rightmove or Zoopla. When you register with Remedium, our free-of-charge, multi-award-winning Red Carpet digital relocation platform will help you find suitable accommodation to fit your individual needs.

Cost of Living in Manchester

One of the things the north of England is known for is being significantly more affordable than the large cities in the South. Not only is rent far cheaper in Manchester than in places like London but you’ll also find that food and entertainment are more affordable too.

Urban and Rural Life in Manchester

There is an excellent balance of city and more rural life available in and around Manchester. If you love living and working in a city you can live in the centre of Manchester. However, if you prefer a quieter way of life for you and your family then commuting from the green and beautiful suburbs is commonly done. If you wish, you can have the best of both worlds and enjoy having the diversity of city patients while living in a more rural setting.

Schools and education

A priority for many doctors moving to the UK is making sure they find the right school or childcare for their children. Many of the top-performing government-funded (state) schools in the UK allow admission based on whether you live in specific ‘catchment areas’. Therefore, it’s important to consider schooling when you’re looking for accommodation.

As one of the UK’s biggest cities, there are a mixture of high-performing private and state schools in Manchester. When you’re looking at schools, take a look at Ofsted reports for more information about the teaching quality and facilities of the schools you’re interested in.

Things to do in Manchester

Relocating anywhere in the world can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re moving alone or with your family, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and meet new friends in Manchester.

Whether you like the hustle and bustle of a busy city or you like the more remote greenery, you can find both in and around Manchester.

Manchester is known for being a large, diverse city. There’s a whole host of cultural activities, historical museums, big shopping centres, and a variety of bars for a night out (if that’s what you’re after).

Museums across the UK are free to visit. Manchester’s most famous museums include the Science and Industry Museum, the National Football Museum and the Manchester Art Gallery. There are museums and galleries for every taste which are sure to provide an educational experience for you and your family.

If museums aren’t your thing then perhaps you would be interested in attending a sports match. Manchester is famous the world over for its two Premier League football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. You can do stadium tours or even buy tickets to watch a game.

Eventbrite is a great website to find out about the local events in the area, or if you have a particular interest or hobby take a look at Meetup.

If you’re looking to go on long walks and be beside natural beauty, Manchester has an abundance of amazing green spaces. It also has a direct transport link to some of the most beautiful hikes in the UK, such as in the Lake District.

Transport to and from Manchester

Manchester is one of the best-connected cities in the UK. It is one of the best gateways to the rest of the world due to providing transport links from Manchester Airport.

The city also has a range of transport options including, the tram, Metrolink, bus service, walking, and bike routes.

Whether you’re looking to get to London for the day or you want to explore the Peak District or Lake District, you’re in an ideal location to reach either in less than 2.5 hours.

You’ll never run out of things to do in Manchester!

Relocating to Manchester

If you’re looking to relocate to the UK to work in the NHS, we have an abundance of opportunities within Manchester hospitals. We’re exclusively partnered with MFT, the largest NHS teaching trust in the UK. We are looking to hire a large number of ST1 and ST2 doctors on their behalf. We will be coming to Mumbai on the 14th and 15th of May to conduct face-to-face interviews for these roles.

We understand that the process of relocating can be daunting, but we have supported thousands of doctors like you to make the move before. In addition to the tailored interview support, our award-winning digital relocation software, Red Carpet, will help relieve the burden, by helping you with administrative tasks like securing flights and accommodation, setting up a bank account, and much, much more.

If you’re looking for a new role in Manchester or across the NHS, please register your details here and someone from our team will be in touch to assist.

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