Career development

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Supporting you to develop the skills and knowledge you need

We're committed to making sure you reach your full potential

As a founding member of UCL Partners, a nationally designated academic health science centre, we're at the heart of delivering major advances in health and healthcare through research and education.

We are committed to maintaining equality and accessibility for all and we provide a wide range of classroom training, practical hands-on workshops and e-learning options of varying durations, leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

We offer resuscitation skills training, moving and handling, simulation and clinical skills training and a range of skills based short courses, as well as ensuring the Trust achieves high levels of compliance for its statutory and mandatory training.

Nurse associates

Our nurse associate role bridges the gap between health and care support workers and graduate registered nurses

They learn about the local community and study on the job

The work placements, in mental health care, primary care and community care settings mean that nurse associates have the chance to train on the job and gain experience of nursing across east London.

Meet our nurse associates

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We have four libraries

Across all of our hospitals

We also deliver a clinical information and enquiry service to all staff, our patients and their carers. 

You can see what resources we have available (and search our library catalogue) at EBSCO Discovery.

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Medical education

The medical education team oversees the delivery of all medical education provided by the Trust, from undergraduate medical and dental placements through Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, to the postgraduate foundation, core and specialty training programmes. We also provide faculty development for our trainers’ across our hospitals. 

The team supports education programmes for general practice, dental practice, refugee education and electives placements.

Clinical observer course

Doctors from overseas who want to work in the UK are advised to undertake a period of clinical attachment in which they can observe practice in the UK. Our clinical attachment is an observership programme which helps and supports overseas qualified doctors become a part of the NHS. 

Simulation and essential skills

The simulation team facilitate and deliver training to doctors, paramedics, nurses, AHPs and specialist teams by using communication skills, part task clinical skills, equipment and high fidelity simulation. This ensures our clinicians have the opportunity to practice, experience and explore both technical and non-technical skills.

A range of training programmes are offered across all our hospitals and the service is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of our large and diverse health provider.

Nursing, midwifery and AHPs

Ranging from undergraduate placements through to post registration training, our well-established preceptorship programme is overseen by the NMAHP team and provides newly qualified staff with the skills, support and confidence to become competent and effective practitioners.

Nursing graduates

At Barts Health, we offer an excellent package with exclusive benefits and the chance to gain unparalleled experience and learning opportunities across our five major hospitals. You’ll be making a difference in one of the most vibrant cities of the world, at one of the most exciting times of your life.

Bringing out your best

We are committed to providing safe and compassionate care across east London. You’ll have the opportunity to work with world-leading medical staff and draw on their depth of experience as well as working in a wide range of clinical environments. Our team is our greatest asset in delivering safe and compassionate care – we will bring out the best in you, so you can bring out the best in others.

The nursing programme is split into two phases. Phase one focuses on confidence and competence, and includes communication skills, safeguarding, patient safety, responsibilities for improvement as well as other core competencies. Phase two focuses on leadership and managerial skills and you’ll undertake the NHS Leadership Academy Edward Jenner Leadership programme.

Student life

At Barts Health we are committed to providing support and learning opportunities to all our undergraduate nurses. We will prepare you for your career as a qualified nurse through our highly skilled and talented mentors and our excellent nurse education programmes.

We pride ourselves on the support provided to our students in all the different clinical areas, as we consistently demonstrate how valuable our undergraduates are.

1,200 internationally educated nurses and midwives

We have been awarded for the support we provide for our internationally educated nurses and midwives.

The NHS Pastoral Care award recognises the physical and emotional care we give to new people joining Barts Health from overseas. This includes 1,200 internationally educated nurses and midwives since 2016. 

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Elective placements

At Barts Health we offer elective placements for Nursing and Midwifery students. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. Please complete an  elective placement request form and email the electronic copy to the undergraduate education team. Please note submitting this form does not guarantee you a placement.