About us

About Us

Welcome to Global Learning Opportunities

HEE is mandated by the government to support NHS volunteering, which includes supporting and encouraging NHS staff to take advantage of volunteering opportunities within health and social care and working with senior operational leadership to increase recognition of the value of volunteering. HEE chairs the international NHS Volunteering Group which brings together stakeholders involved in facilitating and supporting overseas placements, and volunteering of NHS staff overseas. HEE has also led development of an NHS international volunteering platform to showcase and signpost to information and opportunities, provide a repository of information and resources on international volunteering and connect applicants with potential hosts.  

HEE has also developed resources including guidance for those interested in overseas placements (Health Education England Guidance for Trainees Planning to Volunteer or Work Overseas) and a toolkit for those on overseas placements to support collection of evidence of  knowledge and skills gained through participation in an international health project (Toolkit for the Collection of Evidence of Knowledge and Skills Gained Through Participation in an International Health Project