Visiting Professional Programme – Adult Community
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Adult Community Visiting Professional Programme is designed to provide international visiting professionals with the opportunity to experience and learn from our highly acclaimed adult community services. The programme offers exclusive insight into multiple community services including our @Home, Enhanced Rapid Response (ERR) and Neuro Rehabilitation Enhanced Transition Team (NETT), Amputee Rehabilitation Unit, South East London Neuro Rehabilitation, Adults with learning difficulties and new models of nursing care including the Buurtzorg test and learn services. This programme gives you access to approximately 32 different services delivered by the Adult Community directorate (more detail on these can be found from page 3 onwards).
Our Visiting Professional Programme is a unique development experience that allows visitors to work and observe alongside our leading adult community faculty. We are dedicated to broadening international professionals’ clinical expertise and enabling them to learn new skills that can be transferred back to their work place.
The programme is aimed at those who wish to extend their expertise in adult community services and who wish to gain an understanding of the way this is practiced and organised within the NHS.
The programme aims to include:
- Direct experience and exposure to multiple community-based health services for adult patients including general and specialist nursing services; admission avoidance and early discharge services; local integrated rehabilitation services; health inclusion and prevention specialist services; and specialist regional rehabilitation services. Visitors’ access to these services will vary depending on the duration of their programme
- Exclusive insight into leading community services including our @Home, Enhanced Rapid Response (ERR) and Neuro Rehabilitation Enhanced Transition Team (NETT), Amputee Rehabilitation Unit, South East London Neuro Rehabilitation, Adults with learning difficulties and new models of nursing care including the Buurtzorg test and learn services
- The opportunity to be undertake research projects and be part of research meetings
- Opportunities to attend and contribute in our multidisciplinary team meetings (MDM)
- Improved understanding of community based services and their benefits to the patient and other organisations including the acute trust
- The opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with head nurses
- The opportunity to develop and extend visitors’ work portfolios by gaining experience of working in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Central London, whilst gaining direct experience of working within the NHS