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Placements and clinical attachments

We are currently unable to accept any nursing, medical or AHP students on elective placement.

This page will be updated when this situation changes.

Information for overseas doctors on clinical attachments has been updated below.

University Hospital Southampton is a designated acute teaching hospital, covering two main sites at Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital, as well as supporting some services at the Royal South Hants Hospital, Lymington Hospital and the New Forest Birthing Centre.

We support a large number of students as well as learners from within the organisation. Student learners included non-medical students such as operating department practitioners, physiotherapists, pharmacists, nutrition and dietetics and nursing students, as well as medical students and medical trainees.

Our departmental clinical profiles will give you an insight into the structure of the organisation (divisional breakdown), make you aware of the policies that apply to you whilst on placement, and let you find out more about the area that you have been allocated to.

You can find out more about the types of job we have at the Trust here.

We hope the information on these pages helps you to gain an insight into UHS and the learning and education that can be accessed, as well as the resources available.

Alison Trenerry, education quality and learning environment lead,

Departmental clinical profiles

Division A

Critical care (CICU, GICU, neuro ICU, SHDU)

Clinical profile critical care
Size: 359KBType: pdf
Critical care induction pack
Size: 231KBType: pdf

Ophthalmology (ED ophthalmology, eye short stay unit ophthalmology, outpatient ophthalmology)

Surgery (E5 lower GI, E5 upper GI, E8, F5, F11, acute admissions - ASA F6 & ASU, outpatients departments (surgical, medical, ENT & maxillofacial), surgical pre-operative assessment unit, urology day unit)

Clinical profile: Surgery
Size: 438KBType: pdf

Theatres (theatres (centre block and neuro), day surgical unit, Lymington theatres and Knightwood surgical day unit, sterile services, acute pain services, anaesthetists, eye theatres, Princess Anne theatres)

Clinical profile - theatres
Size: 444KBType: pdf
Theatres student handbook
Size: 235KBType: pdf

Division B

Division B abbreviations
Size: 160KBType: pdf

Cancer care (C4, C6 BMT, CMH, D3, D2, C6 TYA)

Clinical profile: cancer care
Size: 293KBType: pdf

Emergency medicine (AMU, SDEC, ED)

AMU and AEC clinical profile
Size: 688KBType: pdf

Medicine (medicine respiratory: D5, D6, RHDU; medicine gastro: D8, D9, D10, E7)

Clinical profile medicine
Size: 732KBType: pdf
D6 - student information pack
Size: 370KBType: pdf
D7 student information pack
Size: 358KBType: pdf
D8 - student information pack
Size: 800KBType: pdf
D9 student pack 2019
Size: 209KBType: pdf
RHDU student pack
Size: 1.09MBType: pdf

Medicine for older people (G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, F7)


Clinical profile radiotherapy
Size: 435KBType: pdf

Respiratory physiology

Specialist medicine (managed care, dermatology, rheumatology, C5, TRC, pulmonary function laboratory, endoscopy)

Division C


Clinical profile: audiology
Size: 366KBType: pdf

Children's Hospital (PAU, PMU, G2N, PHDU, G3, G4SUN, G4N, JADW, Piam Brown, E1, PICU, COPD, Bursledon House)

Gynaecology (Bramshaw women’s unit)

Clinical profile gynaecology
Size: 386KBType: pdf
Gynaecology - student handbook
Size: 246KBType: word

Midwifery (day obstetric unit, antenatal clinic, delivery suite, Broadlands Birth Centre, Burley and Lyndhurst, New Forest Birth Centre, community)

Clinical profile: midwifery
Size: 615KBType: pdf

Neonates (neonatal unit)

Nutrition and dietetics

Clinical profile nutrition
Size: 353KBType: image


Clinical profile pharmacy
Size: 338KBType: pdf


Division D

Cardiovascular and thoracic (D4, CCU, CHDU, E2, E3, E4, cardiac cath lab and day case unit)

Neurosciences (HASU (C neuro), RTU (C neuro), D neuro, E neuro, F8 acute stroke unit, F4 spinal, neuro outpatients)

Clinical Profile Neuro
Size: 421KBType: pdf


Clinical profile radiology
Size: 441KBType: pdf

Technical cardiology

Trauma and orthopaedics (F1, F2, F3, F4, Brooke ward, orthopaedic outpatients)

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