Role Details

Colchester Hospital is a district general hospital located in Colchester, Essex. It is managed by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. The hospital, then named Colchester District General Hospital, was opened by the Queen on 17 May 1985, at a cost of £16 million. At the time, it had nine wards and 283 beds, built-in groups around landscaped courtyards.


The hospital has been expanded the number of times since its opening, and several new buildings have been added. This includes the Gainsborough wing, which opened in 2000.


In 2014, the trust announced that the nearby Essex County Hospital was due to close and that some services currently provided there would transfer to Colchester General Hospital, including breast services and nuclear medicine. In preparation for this, construction began on a new diagnostic imaging center, which opened in 2018, in time for the transfer of services. It houses three MRI scanners, one of which is a wide bore, as well as a PET-CT scanner, which will also be used by patients from the Ipswich and Chelmsford areas.


In partnership with Health Education England (HEE), the Emergency Medicine International Training (EMIT) Programme aims to recruit International doctors with an Emergency Medicine background to complement our existing trainees, consultants and specialty doctors. Each post will be fully integrated within a specialty team, supporting the high-quality provision of patient care in Emergency Departments.


These posts will provide excellent training and service opportunities for doctors with varying career aspirations. The programme is fully endorsed to give international doctors established UK based training with a view to them taking these skills back to their home countries.


The EMIT Programme is the only UK Government approved international recruitment Programme for Doctors working within NHS hospitals across England. The Global Engagement (GE) Directorate, through the Department of Health and Social Care, is committed to ensuring ethical recruitment practices operate within the NHS by adhering to the UK Code of Practice (CoP) for international recruitment.


The EMIT Programme will assist applicants with; General Medical Council (GMC) registration, visa application and a comprehensive programme of pastoral care, including cultural sensitivities via inductions prior to and on arrival within the UK. The EMIT Programme aims to provide an opportunity to enhance and add to candidates existing skills whilst working within the NHS. The Programme is an Earn, Learn & Return scheme, with Doctors working on a Tier 2 visa, sponsored by an NHS employer.



  • MBBS
  • Minimum of 24 months in Emergency Medicine at SHO/ST or SpR level
  • ALS/ACLS provider
  • F/MRCEM Primary and Intermediate SAQ or PLAB plus part of the MRCEM exam
  • IELTS (level 7.5) or OET (Grade B in all areas) certificate at standards allowing GMC registration and eligibility for Tier 2 visa



Eligible for full registration with and hold a current licence to practice from the GMC at intended start date. This will require PLAB plus if candidate has not obtained the MRCEM diploma


Other requirements

  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and patients
  • Competent in all relevant IT packages, including Microsoft and patient administration systems and PACS
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with appropriate interpersonal skills for effective team working
  • Understands the principles of data protection and patient confidentiality


Desirable Requirements:

  • Audit and Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of audit participation



  • Flight to the UK paid by the employing trust
  • Met at the airport by a member of staff from the employing trust
  • Induction in India and the UK
  • Rental Deposit paid (equivalent to one month's rent) by the employing trust
  • First three months of rent paid by the employing trust
  • Removals paid for by the employing trust
  • Certificate of Sponsorship paid by the employing trust
  • Basic salary of £47,142 per annum with the potential to earn additional unsocial hours pay which would increase the basic salary to between £55 - 65,000 per annum.
  • Opportunity to join the NHS pension scheme
  • Entitlement to paid sick leave if you are unwell
  • Access to a dedicated Clinical Educator
  • Emergency Medicine Training UK Curriculum
  • Training tailored to suit the candidate
  • Access to Regional training and resources
  • Up to 6 weeks study leave per year


Perks and Benefits

Candidates will receive a basic salary of £47,142 per annum with the potential to earn additional unsocial hours pay which would increase the basic salary to between £55 - £65,000 per annum


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    Contract Types
    Salary Range

    £47,000 to £65,000 pa

    Job Location

    Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL

    • Health Education England
    • Colchester Hospital