Renal Transplant Surgery

The Renal Transplant Surgery Visiting Professional Programme gives international clinicians experience of a highly acclaimed NHS renal service


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Renal Transplant Surgery Visiting Professional Programme is designed to provide international visiting professionals with the opportunity to experience and learn from our highly acclaimed renal service. The programme offers exclusive insight into our transplantation department and the innovative surgical techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, full robotic transplants and 3D printing, which have led us to be the biggest transplant programme in Europe.

Programme aims

The programme is aimed at those who wish to extend their expertise in transplantation and who wish to gain an understanding of the surgical procedures and techniques used within the NHS.

The programme aims to include

Individual weekly timetables will be created depending on each visiting professional’s requirements.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to visitors upon the end of their programme.


The renal transplantation programme is delivered within the hospital work place and it has been designed by our expert clinical leads to educate visitors in a range of complex cases through including exposure to clinics, cutting edge procedures and technologies, and internal education activities such as research meetings.

The programme allows visitors to be fully integrated within the day to day service of our teams. We will also align visitors with supervisors from within the clinical team who will provide one to one support and ensure that all of the learning and development needs and expectations are met.

Who can apply

This programme is intended for non U.K. advanced trainee clinicians, registrars and consultants.

Visitors haVisitors have the choice of applying for a practical attachment or observership programme. Those wishing to apply for a practical attachment must have GMC registration. You can apply for GMC registration directly through the main GMC website, alternatively The Royal College of Physicians run a medical training initiative which facilitates GMC registration and provides sponsorship for a Tier 5 visa. You can find out more about their Medical Training Initiative by visiting their website.


A course fee per week will be applied; this fee excludes accommodation and travelling expenses. To find out the fee amount please email

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 the Visiting Professional Programme agreements

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