Commonwealth Professional Fellowships
The Commonwealth Professional Fellowships Scheme supports mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend periods (typically three months) with a UK host organisation working in their field for a programme of professional development.
This can include time for attendance at short courses or conferences, as well as visits to other organisations. The scheme has been an important driver to the development of the Butabika Link programme and specifically to the anti-violence and peer support projects.
Since the Butabika-East London Link’s inception in 2005 the East London NHS Trust and Butabika Hospital have supported 21 professional placements in the UK, offering training across a broad spectrum of clinical specialisms.
The Department for International Development fund the professional programmes and further information can be found on their website http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/.
(Year, Name, Discipline, Speciality, length of placement)