Workforce, training and education
East of England

Global health is a real priority for the East of England and there numerous opportunities offered, not all of which involve overseas travel. Working in Global Health gives you the chance to gain experience that will both compliment your training and lead many Doctors in Training (DiTs) to develop a career incorporating Global Health.

There is a longstanding National Global Health Volunteer Programme  for doctors in the early years of training (usually but not always before higher training) most commonly from General Practice, Paediatrics and ACCS Emergency Medicine Training. Although any speciality will be considered.   Previous DiTs who have taken up the opportunity invariably describe the experience as life changing.  Opportunities for 4 to 6 months volunteering posts are available in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

Since 2021 in partnership with the Cambridge Global Health Partnership (CGHP) there has been the opportunity to apply for a Senior Global Health Fellowship. This provides an opportunity to Senior DiTs in an East of England Training Programme to develop greater understanding and participate in global health activities.

We provide many other opportunities for doctors to work in this arena through our Schools and embedded in the many trainee fellowships available in the region.

Our regional MTI scheme facilitates International Medical Graduates to enter the UK to train and develop in the NHS for up to two years before returning to their country of origin. We provide extensive opportunities for doctors coming to work in the East of England from overseas institutions

The links to apply for these programmes can be found above.

The East of England is lucky to have links with Cambridge Global Health Partnerships which offer support for numerous projects across the world and can help students and staff to undergo electives and volunteering programmes.


National Global Health Brochure 

GHF Application Form 2024-25 

GHF Reference Proforma 2024-25 

NHSE Guidance for Trainees