The Global Fellows Programme is a collaborative development between the NHS (through Health Education England), the Royal College of Radiologists, Apollo Radiology International and The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.
The Global Fellows Programme for clinical radiology aims to provide a route for independently competent radiologists to work in the NHS on an 'Earn, Learn, Return' basis for a period of three years, in order to develop a specialist interest while delivering service work. Such a role would be ideally suited to those who have worked in radiology for at least five years and completed a Diplomate in National Board or equivalent, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists.
Global Fellows will undertake a mixture of general radiology and special interest work during both core hours and on-call. The expectation is that they will spend 60% of their time on general radiological duties, with the remainder devoted to developing a specialty interest through a mixture of supervised service work and learning opportunities. For 40% of their time, they will have no service delivery expectations, allowing the programme to be tailored to their individual needs for learning and development or to undertake a wider range of work, such as development of new services, research, clinical governance, training and/or management.
Appointing Global Fellows will ultimately help to increase capacity within struggling services, but the success of the scheme is reliant on the support of our Fellows and members in providing the (limited) supervision these already experienced radiologists need to develop their specialised expertise.
HEE will support trusts wishing to appoint a Global Fellow, who will have had an induction programme in India covering a range of topics on life and work in the UK.