Clinical attachments is a four week, unpaid, work placement and are a useful way for international medical graduates to get a taste of the working lives of doctors and other health care professionals in the NHS.
You will be attached to a particular department and supported by a named supervising consultant.
What can I do?
Clinical attachees have observer status only, similar to that of a medical student and must work under the supervision of their supervising consultant, or a trained member of the multidisciplinary team.
You are permitted to:
- take a medical history
- perform a clinical examination under their supervising consultant or a member of the consultant’s team.
You are not permitted to:
- perform intimate examinations on patients
- perform catheterisation of male or female patients.
- request investigations
- prescribe any treatment or administer any medication.
You will need to meet the following conditions:
- successful completion of a criminal records check
- documents giving your proof of identity
- if you are not a native English speaker, you will need an IELTS or OET certificate at level 7.5 or an equivalent level of English that you can demonstrate
- occupational health clearance from the NHS trust
- attendance at the doctors' induction day before the attachment commences, if applicable
- satisfactory references from referees cited in the application form.
The Trust charge £500 for a clinical attachment, which is non-refundable.
The Trust has a very limited supply of accommodation, which currently operates on a waiting list system. Therefore we cannot guarantee accommodation on site.
Where accommodation is available, a charge will be payable. The Trust holds single occupancy accommodation only, and is unable to accommodate any family members.