Sexual Health and HIV

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Sexual Health and HIV Visiting Professional Programme gives international clinicians the chance to experience one of the UK's largest and most comprehensive sexual health services.


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Sexual Health Department is one the largest and most comprehensive sexual health services in the UK, combining six community clinics, an outpatient HIV ward and multidisciplinary care teams. The Visiting Professional Programme offers healthcare professionals from outside of the UK the unique opportunity to experience our renowned sexual health services and clinical expertise first hand.

Visitors are able to choose between our Sexual Health Programme which is undertaken in our clinics, the HIV Programme which focuses on our HIV services and outpatient ward, or our Sexual Health and HIV Programme which encompasses elements from all of our services and clinics.

Programme aims

Sexual Health

Our expert clinicians will tailor the programme to match the level of experience that visitors have and the duration that visitors will be at the Trust for. General learning opportunities within the Sexual Health Programme include:


Our HIV team are offering visiting professionals learning opportunities in a range of areas.

These 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.


Our programmes are delivered within the hospital workplace and our community clinics. The sexual health programme is delivered predominately in our flagship clinic, Burrell Street Centre, and the majority of our HIV programme will undertaken within the Harrison Wing at St Thomas’. Our programmes align visiting professionals with supervisors who will ensure that all of the learning and development needs and expectations are met.

The programmes provide the opportunity for visitors to be totally integrated within the day to day service of our departments and to experience all aspects of patient care.

Who can apply

This programme is intended for non U.K medical trainees, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals. All applicants must have experience of working and training within sexual health and HIV.

Visitors have the choice of applying for a practical attachment or an observational programme. Visitors that wish to apply for the 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.

Programme duration

Sexual Health – The programme duration varies depending on whether visiting professionals are applying for an observership or practical attachment. We are able to offer observership programmes for periods of four to eight 8 weeks and practical programmes for a period of 12 weeks. The programme durations can be tailored to the specific learning requirements of those visiting the Trust.

HIV – The programme duration is between three to six months. The programme durations can be tailored to the specific learning requirements of those visiting the Trust.

Sexual Health and HIV department key facts


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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