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Work Experience and Clinical Attachments

Work Experience


Clinical work experience placements

Clinical work experience placements are only offered to students who are/will be 16 years of age by the time of placement. Please do not approach hospital staff individually regarding placements as the Trust uses a central booking system via the application form.

Work Experience students need to live or study in Bedford to be accepted onto the work experience programme

Contact the work experience coordinator:

Email: WorkExperience@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Mail: Employment Services, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ

Placement Details Application Profession Group

(Weekly timetable in Medical specialties shadowing Consultants & Junior Doctors)

Applications will be accepted from 1st October 2017 until 31st March 2018 for placements in 2018.  Applications will not be accepted outside these dates’. Doctors
Occupational Therapy

(Two day placement)

On Hold Until Further Notice Occupational Therapists

(with the permission of Viapath)

Please apply via the Viapath website:


Health Care Scientists

(Three day placement based at Gilbert Hitchcock House, North Wing Hospital)

On Hold Until Further Notice Physiotherapists


Please use the form linked below to apply for a work experience placement at Bedford Hospital:

Work Experience Application Form 2017

Please email this form to:


Clinical Attachments (Qualified Overseas Doctors Only)

A clinical attachment is a period of time when a doctor from overseas is attached to a clinical unit, with a named supervisor with the broad aims of gaining experience and understanding of clinical practice in the UK and NHS procedures. This includes learning about the legal, ethical and cultural context of medical practice as outlined in the GMC’s booklet “Duties of a Doctor”.

Clinical attachments are only cleared to observe and are not allowed to initiate, modify or stop treatment of a patient and must be supervised at all time by a consultant.

Doctors from overseas who wish to work in the UK are strongly encouraged to undertake a period of clinical attachment but, where possible, this should be arranged before travelling to the UK.

Clinical Attachments

Applications for clinical attachments have been put on hold until further notice.

Useful Links

Please click here for information on becoming a Hospital Volunteer

For information on careers in the NHS visit www.nhs.uk/careers.