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Placement partners and trusts

Placement partners and trusts

As a student studying on a midwifery, nursing, optometry, radiography and speech and language therapy course at City you will benefit from placements at some of London’s leading providers of health and social care. Our students attend placements across the capital, gaining experience with the capitals diverse range of residents in both public and private health care settings. Find out more about our key placement partners and trusts…

Barts Health 

Barts Health is one of London’s biggest trusts, serving over 2.5 million of the capitals residents. The trust manages 5 hospitals including:

  • St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • Mile End Hospital
  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital

City, University of London has a long and established relationship with Barts Health, with students benefiting from placements at its hospitals across London.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

St. Bartholomew’s is the oldest hospital in Britain, admitting its first patients in 1123. The hospital has stood at its location in West Smithfield since its opening in the 12th century; surviving both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.  

The hospital is located in the heart of the City of London and offers a full range of local and specialist services including the treatment of cancer, heart conditions, fertility problems, endocrinology and sexual health conditions to the capitals diverse population.

City students who are studying Adult Nursing and Radiotherapy (Radiography and Oncology) at City benefit from placements at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Mile End Hospital

Based in east London, Mile End is a community hospital providing services to the residents of Tower Hamlets, one of London’s most diverse boroughs. As well as treatments for both in and out-patients, the hospital has a specialist unit for the treating patients suffering with mental health problems managed by the East London Foundation Trust.

City students who are studying Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing and Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) benefit from placements at Mile End Hospital.

The Royal London

Built in 1752, the Royal London Hospital is located in Whitechapel, East London and is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK. The hospital is home to London’s air ambulance and is a leading centre for trauma and emergency care and hyper-acute stroke. The hospital has one of London’s busiest paediatric and accident and emergency departments and treated over 200 victims injured in the 2005 London bombings.  

The hospital is currently undergoing a huge redevelopment project with the first phase of the new state-of-the-art Royal London Hospital opening in 2012.

The Royal London Hospital provides placements for City students studying Midwifery, Adult and Child Nursing and Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) degrees.

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Based in Leytonstone East London, Whipps Cross has a as a strong reputation as a centre of excellence for specialist services including urology, ear, nose and throat, audiology, cardiology, colorectal surgery, cancer care and acute stroke care; it also has a maternity unit and 24-hour A&E.

The hospital was opened by George V and Queen Mary in 1917 and cared for thousands of wounded servicemen and women during WW1. In 1921 the hospital was approved as a training centre for London’s student nurses and today offers placements to City students studying Adult and Child Nursing degrees.

The hospital A&E department went through major refurbishment in 2012 ready for the London Olympics.

Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital was opened in 1983 by Her Majesty the Queen. The Hospital has a dedicated stroke unit and also provides services including emergency care and surgery, children’s health, women’s health and maternity services, specialist medicine, long-term care and diagnostics.

The hospital offers placements to City students studying Adult and Child Nursing and Midwifery degrees.


East London Foundation Trust

The East London Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for children, young people, adults and older people living within the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton as well as offering services to other London boroughs and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire.

The trust has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Quality Care Commission and is dedicated to supporting staff to deliver the best possible care to service users as well as equipping them with the skills and freedom to innovate and test out ideas which could make a real difference to people’s lives.

Students studying Mental Health Nursing at City benefit from placements within the trust.


Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Based in Hackney east London, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides general health services in both hospital and community settings. The trust specialises in obstetrics and neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, HIV and sexual health, asthma and allergies, keyhole and bariatric surgery and neuro-rehabilitation.

As a Foundation Trust, Homerton is accountable to local people and is therefore responsible to a board of governors who include patients, staff and membership and partner organisations.

Students studying Adult Nursing, Midwifery  and Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at City benefit from placements at Homerton.


North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Based in Edmonton North London since 1909, North Middlesex University Hospital provides services to both in and out patients and emergency and maternity care. Its specialist facilities include state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology, a super powerful 3-tesla MRI scanner, CT scanners, ultrasound and new mammography and fluoroscopy units.  

In 2009 the hospital has received over £200 million in funding to modernise its facilities and has recently opened new buildings including a brand-new maternity and neonatal unit. The hospital treats over 2000 each day patients from the London boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, Barnet and Waltham Forest.

Students from City studying Adult and Child Nursing, Midwifery and Radiography degrees benefit from placements at North Middlesex University Hospital.


University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

Situated in central London, UCLH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. The trust provides general and specialist services to patients from London, the wider UK and overseas. UCLH has an international reputation for its innovation in treatment, teaching and research. The trust is made up of the state-of-the-art University College Hospital and six cutting-edge specialist hospitals. UCLH specialises in areas including women’s health, cancer treatment, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. 

City students studying therapeutic and diagnostic radiography and midwifery degrees at City benefit from placements at hospitals within the trust.


The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust delivers treatment to over 1.6 million patients each year at its three main hospital sites:

The Barnet Hospital
Chase Farm Hospital
Royal Free Hospital

Many of the trusts specialist services have a national and international reputation and the trust is renowned (within the healthcare sector) for transplantation, various aspects of its surgical delivery, immunology, and the treatment of infectious diseases.

The trust trains over 350 nurses and midwives at its sites across the capital each year and offers placements to City students studying on therapeutic and diagnostic radiography degrees.


Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is based in south Essex and provides treatment to over 350,000 local people and visitors to the area each year. The trust provides acute services including acute medical and surgical specialties, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, cancer treatments, renal dialysis, obstetrics and gynaecology and children's services. 

Southend Hospital is an officially designated centre for cancer care and offers placements to students from both City’s therapeutic and diagnostic radiography courses.


Radiography students studying at City also attend placements at hospitals and specialist treatment centres including:

  • The London Clinic Cancer Centre
  • Cancer Centre London - Parkside
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust –  Queens Hospital Romford
  • HCA at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust –  Queens Hospital Romford
  • The London Radiotherapy Centre (HCA) -  Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – St Mary’s Hospital
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust

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