Workforce, training and education
East of England

Please find listed below our policy and procedure documents. To view the full list please click the box which is most relevant to the document you are looking for:

Annual Review of Competency Progression
Equality & Diversity
Period of Grace
Raising concerns about training and revalidation (including complaints)

HEE values feedback from doctors in training which enables learning, development, and improvement. Where there are concerns about how training is delivered and the impact that has on the quality of the training experience, we want to know so that it can be explored and addressed appropriately. If you wish to make a complaint about your training programme please click here

For queries, and to raise concerns, please contact:

Trainee Indemnity

Trainee Indemnity - NHSE EoE Block Cover Arrangement 

NHSE has procured regional indemnity via MDDUS indemnity for trainees in the East of England, in the following specialty training programmes:

  • Aviation and Space Medicine
  • Community and Sexual Reproductive Health,
  • General Practice
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine

This is in order to cover trainees who undertake placements outside of NHS Trust settings, and therefore are not enrolled in the NHS Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST). This indemnity will be funded by NHSE whilst trainees are in training, at no additional cost to the trainee. 

The indemnity will provide full clinical negligence, medicolegal support, and good Samaritan cover support for doctors in these training programmes when training in a general practice or a non-NHS setting (e.g., local authority, voluntary and third sector, hospice, etc.). This includes advice and reputation for any aspect of an individual’s time in training, including “professional” indemnity.

Doctors who have achieved CCT will not be eligible for entry onto the indemnity scheme.

The scheme does not provide clinical negligence cover for any work undertaken in a private / independent healthcare setting. 


The cover is due to commence for trainees starting in programmes on 4 August 2021.

The cover will also cover existing trainees from 5 August 2021, this will include trainees that were previously covered by the MDU EoE block contract cover. Unless a trainee has chosen to opt out of this arrangement. 

MDDUS will contact trainees that they cover with a welcome letter, please also find FAQs here

Opting out 

If a trainee wishes to 'opt out' from the above arrangement, they need to contact:  

Please note, that if a trainee opts out they will then be responsible for sourcing their own cover. 

Guidance for Various Training Situations
Wednesday, 27 March, 2019
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