Visiting Professional Programmes


Thank you for your interest in the Visiting Professional Programme (VPP). We are please to announce we are once again taking applications for observership and clinical attachments.

New for 2021
Leadership and Professional Development (Healthcare) Programme

We are delighted to announce our new certified Leadership and Professional Development (Healthcare) Programme, in conjunction with King’s College London, which will be available to all visiting professionals and international clinicians.

Find out more about the programme here

Visiting Professional Programmes (VPPs)

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 (VPPs). 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.

Start your application here


The following departments are currently accepting enquiries and applications:

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

Contact us

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

Email us at [email protected]

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 (PDF 1MB)

Download VPP brochure – Arabic (PDF 2MB)

Download VPP brochure – Chinese (Traditional) (PDF 2MB)

Download VPP brochure – Chinese (Simplified) (PDF 2MB)

Want to know more?

Read testimonials from some of our past visiting professionals here

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