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East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is a foundation trust in the East of England. ESNEFT operates out of hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, as well as Aldeburgh, Bluebird Lodge, Clacton, Felixstowe, Halstead, Harwich, and the Colchester Primary Care Centre. In addition, they offer community services throughout Suffolk.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provides hospital and community health care to the communities of Colchester, Ipswich, and surrounding areas. ESNEFT was founded on July 1, 2018, and it is the region's largest NHS organisation. 


East Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England. On April 1, 2019, the former Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts merged to form the new East Suffolk district. The combined population of the two districts was 239,552 at the time of the 2011 census. 

This year, the Suffolk town, which was recently featured in the Netflix hit film The Dig, has been named one of the top ten places to live in the East in 2020 for the second year in a row in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live book.


From 1997 to 2010, North Essex was a parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom's House of Commons. The Conservative Party represented it in the House of Commons. It elected one member to the House of Commons using the first-past-the-post voting system. 


Essex is full of charming villages and towns, many of which could easily serve as the setting for a fairy-tale novella or two. Despite being recognised for its "exceptional natural beauty," one location in Essex has been named one of the best places to live in the United Kingdom.


Suffolk County Council, in collaboration with the Education and Skills Funding Agency, offers a variety of adult learning opportunities throughout the county. You can discover your passion for learning with an inspiring selection of courses. Choose from hundreds of courses designed to help you learn new skills, improve your overall health, and get a step closer to getting a job. Courses are available for students of all ages, beginning at the age of 19 and continuing up to the age of 25.

Essex has 11 grammar schools to choose from, making it one of the most diverse grammar school districts in the country.


Few Primary schools in North Essex

  • Katherine Semar Junior School.

  • Kingston Primary School.

  • Lee Chapel Primary School.

  • Shenfield St. Mary's CE Primary School.

  • Beehive Lane Community Primary School.

  • Perryfields Junior School.

  • St Peter's Catholic Primary School.

  • Chipping Hill Primary School.

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Bus: First in Norfolk and Suffolk operates 68 services across the county and is a subsidiary of FirstGroup plc, a global public transportation company based in London. 

On a network of routes spanning Norfolk and Suffolk, the company transports approximately 25 million passengers per year. Limited stop inter-urban services connect several major cities in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, including Norwich and Peterborough, as well as the market towns of Kings Lynn and Wisbech, as well as the east coast resorts of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.


First Bus operates a network of over 70 bus services in Essex, connecting towns and villages throughout the county. Metro and Overground bus routes run frequently in Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, and Basildon, offering a cost-effective and realistic alternative to driving for commuters, shoppers, friends, and general transportation. Using their limited stop coach services to and from Stansted Airport will save you time and money on driving and parking, which is a tempting thought when returning from a vacation or business trip.

City Traffic

Rail: The East Suffolk line is a secondary railway line that connects Ipswich and Lowestoft in Suffolk, England. It is 49 miles long and not electrified. Woodbridge railway station serves the town of Woodbridge in the county of Suffolk, United Kingdom, and is located on the East Suffolk Line in the east of England. It is situated between Westerfield and Melton, 10 miles and 19 chains (16.5 kilometres) from Ipswich and 79 miles and 127 kilometres from London Liverpool Street; it is accessible by rail.


Trains run frequently to the Suffolk towns of Ipswich, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Beccles, and Woodbridge. You can view the timetable and fares using our Journey planner. The Colchester railway station is the county's main train station. Visit the website for more information on Colchester Railway Station, including live arrivals and station facilities.

How many train stations are there in Essex? 

There are a total of 41 stations. 

Essex is extremely well connected in terms of train connections. The Greater Anglia network has 41 stations, and there are even more when you include the c2c line that runs along the county's southern border, with every station providing direct access to London from anywhere in the county.


15 Best Places to Visit in Suffolk (England):

  • Bury St Edmunds

  • Ipswich

  • Southwold

  • Newmarket

  • Lavenham

  • Long Melford

  • Felixstowe

  • East Bergholt

  • Lowestoft

  • Sudbury

  • Woodbridge

  • Framlingham

  • Orford

  • Aldeburgh

  • Clare


Top Attractions in Essex

  • Adventure Island

  • Tiptree Jam Museum & Tea Room

  • Weeleyhall Wood. Nature & Wildlife Areas

  • Hiking Trails.

  • Colchester Zoo.

  • Hylands Park.

  • Princes Theatre.

  • Clacton-on-Sea Beach. 

  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

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Enhanced pay

Increased pay is available for positions that require employees to work outside of normal business hours. Unsocial hours payments are made for work completed between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and at all hours on Saturday, Sunday, and bank holidays (including weekends).

Annual leave

Employees who start working for the NHS are entitled to 27 days of annual leave when they start. This increases to 29 days after five years of service, and 33 days after ten years of service. Bank holiday days are in addition to your annual leave entitlement. If you join the trust from another NHS organisation, your accrued leave entitlement may be transferred to your new job.

Work and personal life

They offer a wide range of leave plans, such as maternity, family, and adoption leave, that provide benefits in addition to those provided by statutory schemes. They also provide flexible work schedules. They offer a number of solutions to assist employees in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Part-time work, annualised hours, and term time contracts are all examples of flexible working arrangements. A career break scheme is also available for those who require a more concentrated period of time away from work.

Nannas is an OFSTED registered nursery on the Colchester site, and Hunnitots is on the Ipswich site; both are OFSTED registered nurseries for children aged 0 to 5. There is also a holiday club for children aged 5 to 9. 


Furthermore, they offer salary sacrifice plans that allow our employees to save money on items like bicycles, leased automobiles, and parking fees. Employees who participate in these programmes can save money on taxes, pensions, and national insurance contributions. Everyone has the option to participate in these programmes, unless the deduction lowers their pay below the federal minimum wage.


The NHS pension scheme is mandatory for all employees. Despite the passage of time, the programme remains one of the most comprehensive available. More information is available at The National Health Service Pensions Agency offers discounts. A wide range of businesses provide discounts to NHS employees. Customers of Health Service Discounts ( can take advantage of a variety of discounts and special offers. Local businesses with specials are also advertised on the ESNEFT intranet, which is regularly updated.


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