Best Practice and Guidance

Health Education England guidance for trainees planning to work or volunteer overseas

External Resources

Engaging in Global Health: The Framework for Voluntary Engagement in Global Health by the UK Health Sector

Public Health England has developed a Framework for Voluntary Engagement in Global Health, outlining the policy environment for volunteering and providing helpful resources.

Engaging in Global Health – The Framework for Voluntary Engagement in Global Health by the UK Health Sector

Go International

Go International provides information for UK students who are interested in gaining international experience as well as guidance on sources of funding.

Making it Work – A Toolkit for Medical Equipment Donations

The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) have published some guidance on medical equipment donations to low-resource settings.

Making it Work – A Toolkit for Medical Equipment Donations

MSF Global Health Review

Médecins Sans Frontières publishes the Global Health Review, a weekly update of MSF, and other global health organisation’s, research.

The Electives Handbook

The Electives Handbook is a guide for medical and other healthcare students that provides information and advice, from finding a placement overseas to preparing to come home.

The Electives Handbook

The Gold Guide

The Gold Guide is a reference guide for trainees in specialty training in the UK. It is comprehensive, covering postgraduate specialty training including information on taking time out of programme to volunteer abroad.

The Gold Guide

WHO Guidelines for Medicine Donations

The World Health Organisation provides guidance on medicine donations.

WHO Guidelines for Medicine Donations

Working Internationally – A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Work for Nurses and Midwives

This publication was jointly published by The Royal College of Nursing and The Royal College of Midwives. It includes advice from Médecins Sans Frontières and Voluntary Service Overseas for nurses and midwives who would like to work internationally in both sustainable development and humanitarian programmes.

Working Internationally – A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Work for Nurses and Midwives