Financial help for refugee doctors


You will need to be registered with our formally accepted RMBF programme partner, Reache North West. In future we hope to extend the list of partnerships to more organisations covering more areas.

You also need to:

  • have obtained full UK refugee status
  • have been accepted on the BMA Refugee Doctor initiative
  • have passed PLAB 1
  • currently be studying for PLAB 2
  • have arranged an approved clinical attachment
  • be in financial need and unable to support yourself financially

What we provide

  • If you are a refugee doctor retraining to practise medicine in the UK, we may be able to help with a one off award.

How do I apply for help?

  • If you meet the above eligibility criteria, please contact the Programme organiser at Reache for details on how to proceed.

For any other queries, please email  [email protected] to get in touch with our Casework team.

You can also contact us via phone on 020 8540 9194 (select option 1). Please be advised that due to home working, it is better to contact us via email if you can.

Other types of help

If you are not eligible for direct financial support, we offer access to general advice & support articles, and links to other organisations: