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Clinical placements

Your clinical placements will be located in a range of hospitals, general practices and community health settings. You will have access to a diverse patient population across Greater London and the South East of England. This patient exposure will provide you with the depth and breadth of experience needed to become a knowledgeable and competent junior doctor.

Clincial partners 

Some of our placement providers are listed on the below map and table. Heathrow Airport and Wembley Stadium have been listed as points of interest.

Please note that our list of clinical partners will change over time and there is no guarantee of being located at any of the listed providers. Our primary care partners will be added shortly. 

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The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

The Trust provides high quality clinical services to over half a million patients a year, including over 94,000 Emergency Department attendances and employs over 3,500 staff.

The services are provided from both Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital.

Hillingdon Hospital, very close to Brunel University London and Heathrow Airport, is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services.

Mount Vernon Hospital located in Rickmansworth has a modern Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. With its spacious and contemporary design, the Mount Vernon Treatment Centre constitutes a new two-storey building and the existing Princess Christian Unit. The new buildings house four state-of-the-art operating theatres to carry out elective surgery plus outpatient services.

More information can be found here

 

Frimley Health Foundation Trust 

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, the Trust provides specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

There are three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

The Trust is proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

 More information can be found here.

 

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

The Trust cares for the communities in the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, and beyond covering a population of over one million people.

The Trust has a wealth of experience and is particularly strong across specialised areas such as: Acute medicineAnaestheticsBladder and bowelCancer servicesCardiologyCritical careDermatologyEar, nose, and throat (ENT)GastroenterologyGeneticsGynaecologyOral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS)OrthopaedicsPalliative carePathology and Radiology.

The Trust is very research active with over 5,000 people each year take part in our clinical trials.

More information can be found here.

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trusts

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is one of the leading specialist heart and lung centres in Europe. In February 2021, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals became part of the internationally renowned Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust works from two main sites - Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, West London and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge. Their clinicians and allied health professionals are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success. 

The specialist hospitals provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions. The Trust carries out some of the most complicated surgery, and offer some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.

Achievements include:

  • Pioneered intricate heart surgery for new born infants born with a congenital heart disease
  • Performed the first successful heart and lung transplant in Britain
  • Implanted the first coronary stent
  • The use of Total Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices.

Research plays a vital role at both the hospitals.

More information can be found here.

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

The Trust provides specialist NHS services in mental health, community and sexual health covering a wide area of west London and into the home counties.

The majority of the services are provided in the community, which means treating people in their homes or from clinics close to home. In this sense the Trust is a very modern part of the NHS with a strong focus on better integration and coordination of care, delivered as close to home as possible.

The Trust also provides healthcare in prisons in London and the surrounding areas.

More information can be found here.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has around 6,000 highly-trained, qualified doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, therapists, healthcare scientists and other support staff caring for more than half a million patients from Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties every year.

The Trust delivers this care in a range of ways; from community health services provided in peoples’ homes or from one of the local bases, to hospitals at Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe and Amersham.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital is home to the internationally recognised National Spinal Injuries Centre; the stroke service is one of the best in the UK and they are a regional centre for burn care, plastic surgery and dermatology.

More information can be found here.

Hillingdon Primary Care Confederation 

The Confederation, Hillingdon is made up of 43 GP practices in Hillingdon and was created to enhance the delivery of health services to the local population. The Confederation services is delivered from the existing GP practices within Hillingdon.

More information can be found here.

You will have access to a diverse patient population across Greater London and the South East of England. This patient exposure will provide you with the depth and breadth of experience needed to become a knowledgeable and competent junior doctor. 

During Phase 1 (years 1 and 2), you will be attached to a local primary care General Practice, with teaching sessions in the same Practice every 2 weeks from the very first term. You will learn about the system of healthcare in the UK, experience multi-professional teamwork, develop foundational skills in doctor-patient communication and contribute to community health projects

During Phase 2 and 3 (years 3, 4 and 5) you will spend the majority of each academic year on placements, rotating through our different clinical partner organisations . You will not just be observing, you will also have the opportunity to apply your clinical knowledge to the care of patients, under the supervision of clinician educators – doctors from different specialty backgrounds who also have a teaching role for Brunel medical students. The clinical placements will be in both primary care and in our affiliated NHS Trusts. These NHS Trusts include many outstanding hospitals providing outpatient and inpatient care to patients with a wide range of health conditions, and also community services delivering care close to home,  and in specialty areas including mental health.

Each of our partner NHS Trusts will have a Director of Undergraduate Education appointed by Brunel Medical School to ensure Brunel medical students have a high-quality and responsive student experience when on placements.