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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.

Secondary Care and Mental Health clinical placements are available in local hospitals – some of which are internationally renowned. Here you will be taught by senior clinicians and have the opportunity to explore different specialties, from cardiology to surgery, general practice to paediatrics and more.

In addition, you will have a small number of clinical placements in the community and continuous rotations in Primary Care.

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Clinical partners 

When it comes to student training, our partner hospitals have extensive experience. Because the hospitals collaborate closely with nearby universities, you may encounter medical students from Oxford, Imperial, UCL, St George's, or Southampton while on placement.

Some of our placement providers are listed on the below map and table. 

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. 

Clinical placement locations

 

 

 

West London NHS Trust

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West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK. 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives.  

The Trust provides care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.  

The national, specialist and forensic services include:

The teaching Trust has a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners. 

More information can be found here 

 

Dr Derek Tracy MB BCh BAO MSc FHEA FRSA FFFMLM FRCPsych

Chief Medical Officer of West London NHS Trust

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“We are delighted to be welcoming Brunel Medical Students to West London NHS Trust. Education is central to what we do, and supporting students from the new medical school on their psychiatry placements is an exciting development for us. I was hugely impressed with the facilities, and, moreover, the staff enthusiasm at my recent visit. We look forward to growing this relationship with the University.”

 

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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 

 

Dr. Saiqua Raoof  MBBS, FCPS, FRCPCH, MSC MEED

Paediatric Consultant at the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Saiqua

"It is an exciting time for us at Hillingdon Hospital to become a part of a new medical school. We already provide excellent education and training to our students from Imperial College London. We look forward to developing a strong and lasting relationship with Brunel University and providing a high quality educational experience to students from BMS. We extend a very warm welcome to medical students from Brunel University London.

I graduated from Pakistan and have been working in the NHS for the last 18 years. My special interest is medical education. I will be coordinating and supervising BMS clinical placements for years 3-5 at Hillingdon hospital."

 

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.

Dr Angela B Jones

Consultant in Respiratory and Internal Medicine & Associate Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine and DUE for Brunel at WPH, Frimley Health

"Frimley Health NHS Trust is proud to have an established, and outstanding, record in medical excellence. Our Trust takes pride in supporting, teaching and nurturing students from a diverse, multi-cultural background. We adhere to our principle that a holistic approach to undergraduate training works. We recognise that our Trust is part of not only a national, but also a global, network of healthcare professionals. Our core values centre around excellence in healthcare delivery, teamwork, and the sharing of best practice to ensure the best care for all.  Our Trust is delighted to partner with Brunel Medical School, and we are counting down the time to welcome our Brunel students to our hospital, as they start their professional journey of lifelong learning and growth with us. It is an exciting time, and we are delighted that our Brunel students will be an integral part of our local faculty of undergraduates in training."

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

The Trust is one of the largest integrated care Trusts in the country, employing around 8000 staff and providing care for over one million people in Brent, Harrow, Ealing and beyond. 

 

The Trust has a wealth of experience and is a national leader in several clinical areas. Examples of excellence include the hyperacute stroke service, rated the best in the country, and St. Mark’s Hospital, an international centre of clinical excellence, research and education for the diagnoses and treatment of intestinal and colorectal diseases and cancer.

 

The Trust has a large medical education department, delivering both undergraduate and postgraduate training and is very active in clinical research, recruiting over 5,000 people each year into clinical trials.

 

More information can be found here.

Dr Scott Rice           

Divisional Medical Director & BMS Director of Undergraduate Education 

 Scott Rice

“We are really excited to be working in partnership with Brunel Medical School. LNWUH has a proud history of excellence in healthcare education and we are committed to training clinicians of the future. The establishment of a new medical school in our community supports our ambitions to provide the highest quality of care ensuring our patients have the best experience.”

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals

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.

Dr Anthony Barron, Consultant Cardiologist, Director of Undergraduate Education and Clinical Educator at Brunel Medical School - MBBS BSc PhD FRCP

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"Harefield and Royal Brompton Hospitals are proud to work with Brunel Medical School and look forward to welcoming clinical students to our hospitals from 2024. We have a very special patient mix and are very excited to share our expertise with a new generation of future doctors."

 

Derval Russell, Harefield Hospital Director, Heart, Lung and Critical Care Clinical group, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust - BSc, MSc

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"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Brunel Medical School. Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals have a long history of excellence in healthcare education, and we are dedicated to training tomorrow's clinicians. The establishment of a new medical school supports our ambitions to provide the highest quality of care and enriched learning environment, ensuring the best experience for our patients and students."

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.

Dr Ruchit Patel 

Consultant Psychiatrist - Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

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"I am delighted and humbled to be working in collaboration with an exceptionally dedicated and hard working team within Brunel Medical School, thriving to offer a gold standard of undergraduate medical education and clinical placements to students from across the world."

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals Trust

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has realised its 'teaching hospital' ambition and is now legally called West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 
 

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. The trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.   The trust has three main sites – Watford General Hospital, St. Alban’s Hospital and Hemel Hampstead hospital. The main teaching site for medical students will be at Watford Hospital.

The Trust has close links with Watford Football Club, situated on the left to the hospital grounds at Watford General Hospital. Watford is well connected by fast trains to central London which takes only 17mins.  

More information can be found here.

Dr. Senan Devendra MD FRCP

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Endocrinology - West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 

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"We are looking forward to providing an excellent learning experience for Brunel medical students during their clinical years. The hospital recently achieved Teaching hospital status which reflects our long-term commitment in providing a high standard of education. As an organisation we strongly believe we can achieve excellent quality in patient care by investing in education."

 

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.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust  

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the country and the main provider of acute and specialist care services for west Berkshire. With six sites, the Trust employs approximately 5,500 staff and serves a population of around 1,000,000 people.

We provide acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services such as cancer, dialysis and eye surgery to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders.

More information can be found here

Daniel Johnson BM BCh MRCP MMATH

Elderly Care Consultant - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Daniel Johnson

"The Trust has an excellent record in medical education. The team are excited to be welcoming students from Brunel Medical School.  The hospital has excellent educational facilities, a motivated team of educators, and hope to offer an outstanding training experience to BMS clinical students."

Primary Care

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

Primary and Secondary Care

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.