Visiting Professional Programmes

Take back invaluable skills to your country and improve your clinical practice by observing world-class NHS clinicians in action with our observerships and clinical attachments

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Observership and clinical attachments

Guy’s and St Thomas’ offer a wide range of clinical training opportunities to healthcare professionals from overseas to observe and learn alongside our world-class team.

Those who have the General Medical Council registration will have access to the clinical placement (fellowships) opportunities – these are usually 6 months in length but can be extended to up to 24 months.  All fellowship programmes must adhere to the standards set out by the UK’s General Medical Council.

For those healthcare professionals without General Medical Council registration, Guy’s and St Thomas’s provide opportunities to apply for a clinical observership programme in a variety of clinical departments. The observership programme is tailored to help build the observer’s experience in line with personal objectives. The duration of the programme can vary depending on the development goals but are a minimum of 12 weeks.


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Leadership Programme

Our new certified Leadership and Professional Development Programme, in conjunction with King’s College London, will be available to all visiting professionals and international clinicians.

The Cardiology department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital has the full spectrum of cardiac facilities for treating patients with both simple and complex cardiac conditions.

We have a world renowned leading structural heart intervention programme along with clinical electrophysiologists who are at the forefront of academic science, internationally.

Visiting Professionals who visit Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital will be able to witness the core values of the National Health Service.

We’re able to offer a whole spectrum of cardiovascular experiences starting from clinical skills and ranging to complex structural interventions, interventional cardiology, heart failure, inherited cardiac conditions and also complex pacemakers and devices.

Participants who visit our programme will have a bespoke programme made for them which will be tailor made to each individual who is visiting our department.

And by doing this we’re able to make sure that the learning objectives for each visiting professional will be met.

We also offer a friendly working environment with regular supervisor meetings to ensure that all of our visitors make sure that they can maximise their experience whilst with us.

Come and join us and see the NHS at work, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

We endeavour to offer you a fantastic experience during your time with us and hope to expose you to the whole array of different cardiac conditions and cardiac services that we’re able to offer.

Come and join us at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and witness the NHS at work, with also access to state of the art cardiac technologies in a dedicated programme made especially just for you.

Visiting Professional Programme attendee

I feel privileged to witness one of the greatest healthcare systems in the world and the experience was simply amazing. My attachment was rewarding in all aspects. Starting the day shadowing consultants during ward rounds, getting handovers, consulting patients about management options and then discussing medical topics with junior doctors, it was exhilarating

Doctor from India
Visiting Professional Programme attendee

An absolutely excellent experience

Doctor from Kazakhstan
Visiting Professional Programme attendee

Excellent experience and I got a lot of exposure and training

Doctor from Saudi Arabia
Visiting Professional Programme attendee

It was a great opportunity to experience British healthcare

Doctor from Singapore
Visiting Professional Programme attendee

The experience of the programme was eye-opening and life changing. I had an opportunity to learn from the top dermatologists and see a wide variety of skin diseases as well as the different clinical presentation of skin diseases of different skin types. The programme not only helped me with my future career in my country, but also broadened my horizons as I am more confident

Doctor from Taiwan
Visiting Professional Programme attendee

I enjoyed my time and learned a lot. The people are welcoming and the teaching system is well developed. The best thing that inspired me the most is the approach PICU have with parents and the childish environment, which I find amazing here

Doctor from France