The emotional burden of migration to a foreign country is the main contributor to health problems in some of these individuals. Unlike migrants from the general population, medical migrants are unlikely to have pre-existing mental illness and so there are ethical and economical imperatives to ensure that these factors are understood and remedied at the earliest opportunity. Research has shown that availability of career and training opportunities, adequacy of supervision, contract type, salary, satisfaction with life in the host country, and acquiring citizenship are associated with a positive experience for these doctors. It is well within the gift of employing authorities and statutory organisations to make a better effort in ensuring that these factors are earnestly tackled. Not doing so comes at a considerable cost not just to the NHS but to the individual doctor and their families as the consequences of stress and depression are substantial, from loss of income, re-employment issues, visas restrictions, stigma of mental health, and at its worst, suicide of the affected doctor.