10 reasons to live and work in Suffolk

1. Quality of life
With its rich cultural heritage, natural landscape and its variety of urban centres, thriving market towns and communities, Suffolk is an attractive place for people to live and work. As a result, the health of people in Suffolk is generally better than the UK average. Life expectancy is good (83.6 years for females and 79.9 for males) and higher than the average for the East of England

2. Develop new skills and areas of expertise
Suffolk GP Federation offers a unique and tailored package to meet your aspirations.

3. Exciting career opportunities
We know that this is what many doctors now want and we have addressed this need and can offer many options.

4. Range of practices
Whether it’s small or large, urban or rural, there’s a practice that’s ideal for you to develop your career.

5. Relatively low house prices
While some areas are more expensive than others, the average house price in Suffolk is lower than the East of England as a whole, including neighbouring Essex and Cambridgeshire.

6. Landscapes, beaches and heritage
Some of the best scenery in the UK is right on your doorstep – including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the world-famous RSPB Minsmere nature reserve and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

7. Well-connected
Ipswich and other key Suffolk towns are only an hour or so from London by rail – while key centres such as Cambridge, Norwich and Colchester are a short drive.

8. Education
There are many schools to choose from, be they private or state, offering the full spectrum of needs. University Campus Suffolk (UCS) in Ipswich is rapidly becoming a strong higher education centre and now has full university degree accreditation. Meanwhile, the universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge are all within easy reach, while Lowestoft College, Otley College, West Suffolk College and Suffolk New College all provide a range of courses.

9. Proximity to Cambridge
Being close to Cambridge and its world class science and technology hubs brings huge advantages, especially in the West of the county.

10. Up and coming Ipswich
Recently voted as one of the top 10 up and coming places to live in the UK, Ipswich is going from strength to strength. New property developments, a flourishing waterfront, exceptional shopping centres, a thriving music and arts scenes and leading leisure facilities all make it a great place to live. For a full list of current vacancies, click here.