“Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a very special place as we strive at all times to put the patient at the centre of everything we do. This is only possible because of the wonderful staff we employ and the students we train.”
Dame Eileen Sills
Chief Nurse, Director of Patient Experience
Guys & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust is host to pre-registration students from all non-medical professions including; nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, radiology, radiography & dietetics. We are a large teaching hospital in the privileged position of being able to offer our learners a vast range of learning experiences as part of their training. Our in-hospital services are over two sites; Guys at London Bridge & St Thomas’ at Waterloo, including The Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Our community services cover the boroughs of Lambeth & Southwark with community teams working across health centres and at home services.
Our teams of educators in all of the professions are committed to providing excellent clinical placements for our pre registration students. This is made possible through the support of staff within the clinical areas undertaking the role of mentors and supervisors. Many pre- registration students spend 50% of their course in clinical practice gaining valuable experience in a variety of in-hospital and community placements. At Guys & St Thomas’ we value our students and they are encouraged to be a part of the organisation from the start of their training through many initiatives in the Trust.
On employment to the Trust staff attend induction followed by local programmes to support their transition into the Trust. Newly Qualified practitioners are provided with study days and local support frameworks to enable them to have a smooth transition from student to qualified practitioner. Guys & St Thomas’ is committed to provide on-going training for staff either internally or externally. There are many initiatives to maximise on our internal expertise to provide training and support for staff in their future careers. Please click on the links below to find out more about training and working at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.