Pictured third L/R – Melissa Dowdeswell, Matt Tutton, Professor Jin, Shane Gordon, Achuth Shenoy, Shaobin Wu
In October 2018 East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) and Ningxia Hospital in China signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties. In May 2019, five key personnel from ESNEFT travelled to China to further develop relations. The visit was a great success with Ningxia Hospital keen to upskill their doctors through our ICENI Centre Fellowship Programme.
Shortly, nine Chinese health professionals specialising in histopathology (2), orthopaedics (4), GI (2) and colorectal (1) will be arriving in the UK to commence a twelve week clinical attachment post. During their time at ESNEFT, the doctors will observe clinicians in their speciality on a day-to-day basis. The aim is to help the doctors to familiarise themselves with the structure and function of the UK National Health Service (NHS), including governance structures, evidence-based medicine and multi-disciplinary team working.
On completion of the clinical attachment the doctors will return to China where they will take the IELTS examination and apply to the General Medical Council to work in the UK and join our two year fellowship programme.
In February 2020, it is planned to send a second wave of Consultants to Ningxia to include talks on potential research collaboration between the Trust and our partners in China and deliver a consultancy service in the field of pathology.
All doctors wishing to develop their clinical practice at ESNEFT can apply for either an ICENI Centre clinical attachment or the ICENI Centre fellowship programme. More information can be found on the ‘fellowship’ tab on our home page.