Visiting Professional Programmes


Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Professional Programme.

In response to the Covid-19 worldwide outbreak, we will not be accepting any visitors to the Trust until September 2020. Please ensure the dates you are requesting are for September onwards otherwise we will not be able to proceed with your application.


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is providing international health care professionals with the unique opportunity to learn, observe and work alongside our world leading clinicians through Visiting Professional Programmes. A variety of clinical departments within the Trust are offering these programmes, sometimes known as clinical attachments or observerships, which can last anywhere between four weeks to 12 months.

The following departments are currently accepting enquiries and applications:

Accident and Emergency (A&E)        Paediatric Allergy
Acute and General Medicine Paediatric Dermatology and Genetic Skin Diseases
Adult Allergy Paediatric General Surgery
Adult Community Paediatric ICU (PICU)
Anaesthetics                      Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Assisted Conception Unit (ACU)            Paediatric Metabolic Medicine
Asthma and Eosinophilic Lung Diseases Paediatric Nephrology
Bladder Cancer Care Paediatric Neurology
Cardiology Paediatric Palliative Care
Cleft Paediatric Pharmacy
Clinical Genetics Paediatric Respiratory
Clinical Pharmacy Paediatric Rheumatology
Critical Care Paediatric Sleep
Dental Paediatric Urology
Dermatological Surgery and Laser Unit Pain Management
Dermatopathology Photodermatology
Diabetes and Endocrine Physiotherapy
Dietetics and Nutrition Plastics
Foot Health POPS
Gynaecology Prosthetic Amputee Rehabilitation
Haematology Psychology
HIV Pharmacy Radiology – MRI
Interventional Radiology Renal and Transplant Medicine
Lane Fox Respiratory Unit Renal Transplant Surgery
Neonatal ICU (NICU) Rheumatology
Nursing Sexual Health and HIV
Obstetric Medicine Sleep
Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy
Oncology Vascular Surgery


If you would like to know more about the current Visiting Professional Programmes, or if you are interested in visiting a specific clinical area or department that is not listed, then please contact us to see how we can help you:

+44 (0)20 7188 1622

+44 (0)20 7188 7188 extension 56687


Please note: Clinicians are able to offer bursaries or discounted placements on an individual basis. This is at the discretion of the Directorates of GSTT and does not affect the terms and conditions of this agreement.



Download VPP brochure – English here

Download VPP brochure Arabic here

Download VPP brochure – Chinese (Traditional) here

Download VPP brochure – Chinese (Simplified) here



Read testimonials from some of our past visiting professionals here



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