East of England Collaborative

East of England is one of seven regional teams that support the commissioning of high quality services and directly commission primary care and specialised services at a local level across England. They also provide professional leadership for finance, nursing, medical, specialised commissioning, patients and information, human resources and organisational development, and assurance and delivery.

East of England Collaborative includes over 20 hospital Trusts spread out through the counties of Bedforshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk 

– 13 Acute Hospital Trusts –  (which include 18 maternity units)
– 3 Community Providers

– 4 Mental Health Units

Equality, diversity and inclusion

As the East of England Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) regulator, their role is to support NHS organisations within the region to meet their legal public sector duties under the Equality Act 2010 and deliver key priorities set out in the NHS People Plan.

NHS staff are tremendous and relentless, providing high quality and responsive services to their patients. Their work on the EDI agenda is to support organisations and their people in ensuring their experience at work is the best it can be.

Where to find NHS East of England Collaborative

Ongoing Overseas Nurse Recruitment campaign from 2021 – ongoing

East of England Collaborative includes over 20 hospital Trusts to work and develop your career in including:

– 13 Acute Hospital Trusts –  (which include 18 maternity units)
– 3 Community Providers

– 4 Mental Health Units

These hospital Trusts are spread out through the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk.

Midwifery at East England Collaborative

Currently, NEU Professionals and East of England Collaborative are mainly focusing on the recruitment of midwives.The East of England has a mix of vibrant urban conurbations, charming rural market towns, picturesque, tranquil countryside and beautiful coastlines. There are excellent rail and road transport links to London and beyond via Stansted and Luton international airports.  The population is served by 13 NHS Trusts that include 18 maternity units providing a full range of high-quality maternity care to women and their families. We have three stand alone midwifery led units and all 18 maternity units have a midwifery led unit alongside their labour wards.

Find below a map showing the main locations of the Trusts open to applications from midwives:

The East of England has a thriving Maternity Clinical Network providing opportunities for maternity colleagues to come together to share best practice and innovations.

The Maternity Clinical Network also facilitates opportunities for midwives to be involved in regional wide projects that support the delivery of the maternity elements of the NHS Long Term Plan. Training opportunities are available that enhance individuals’ skills and knowledge, including secondment opportunities to the Regional Maternity Team led by the East of England Regional Chief Midwife.

Regional midwifery colleagues are currently involved in:

· Progressing key actions that underpin the delivery of equitable maternity care – no women left behind.
· Shaping the agenda that will deliver the best in maternity care – quality and safety.
· Development of clinical guidance to support consistent and high-quality care across systems – for example fetal monitoring during labour.
· Public Health Services – development and implementation of the new NHS Tobacco Dependency in Pregnancy Treatment Services. 
· Development of an East of England Maternal Medicines Network.

The East of England is a forward-thinking maternity community and is the place to work if you are interested in providing Continuity of Carer enabling positive and supportive relationships with women and their families that improves both outcomes and experience.

Location and cost of living

The East of England has a population of approximately 6 million people which includes six counties consisting of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are looking for a city, rural or coast location, the East of England has some great locations for you to live and work and become part of our community.

These regions offer good living opportunities with much lower rental rates and housing prices to that of London.

Cambridge is a spectacular and historical city sitting on the River Cam. Home of the famous University of Cambridge, this city has many beautiful attractions, places to visit and is popular with visitors from all over the world. Cambridge has many villages in close proximity to the city and is approximately 1 hour by train from London. It offers excellent shopping, a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars plus punting on the river.

Hertfordshire comprises of 10 districts. There are historic towns and sites to visit, delightful market towns and beautiful rural environments to explore. St Albans offers a wealth of attractions and activities. There are unique garden cities and Hertfordshire has great  shopping and sporting facilities offering a good blend of different  living experiences. 

Norfolk has 90 miles of unspoilt coast (93 when the tide’s out) with cliffs, grass-tufted dunes and tidal salt marshes. Most of all though, it has pristine beaches ideal for swimming, playing games and building sandcastles.

Is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and with many charming and picturesque towns and villages.

Essex is one of the most beautiful counties in the country, and boasts some incredible scenery and attractions. It has a rich cultural history and heritage, and of significant importance in the industrial age. Chelmsford, it’s southern boundary is on the bank of the Thames.

There is some stunning countryside to be found for those who crave a little bit of peace and quiet. Likewise, there are some bustling towns full of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Bedfordshire is one of England’s smallest counties. It’s county town Bedford is just a 35 minute train journey from central London and enjoys a fine riverside setting. Bedford has many attractions including museums, Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park a popular destination for families. Luton is mainly industrial whilst the north of the county is more rural. There are plenty of walks and trails for cyclists and walkers.

Suffolk villages and towns like Lavenham have timber-framed Avenues, and walking through the village itself is like walking through a Medieval world. Felixstowe is still the largest container port in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. There is also a nature reserve and bird observatory Felixstowe has a pebbly beach extending from the port at Landguard Fort to Felixstowe Ferry.