Work experience

If you are interested in carrying out a work experience placement at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, you will need to first arrange it with the relevant department you would like to spend your placement working in. Please note that the option to offer you a placement is dependent on a number of factors relevant to each specific department. A placement with the Trust is not guaranteed.

For contact details for your chosen department, please call the switchboard on 020 7352 8121 and ask to be put through.

Once your work experience placement has been confirmed you will be sent the relevant documents. These will include (but are not limited to):

  • work experience request form – filled out by the student, parent/guardian and the sponsor
  • parental authorisation form – filled out by the parent/guardian 
  • diversity monitoring form – filled out by the student 
  • immunisation status confirmation form – filled out by the student
  • work experience planned activity form – filled out by the sponsor
  • risk assessment (young people) – filled out by the sponsor
  • risk assessment form – filled out by the sponsor


HR teams

The heart division covers the following departments at Harefield Hospital:


  • adult intensive care unit (AICU)
  • biomedical engineering


  • adult surgical unit (Cedar and Maple wards)
  • high dependency unit
  • perfusion
  • surgery management
  • theatre services


  • wards: Acorn and Oak 
  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • cardiology management
  • catheter lab nursing
  • chest pain clinic
  • lipoprotein apheresis
  • medical care unit


  • coordinators
  • dental and nursing staff
  • immunology
  • tissue typing
  • transplant management
  • transplant outpatients
  • transplant unit
  • transplant and ventricular assist device specialist nurses


  • nuclear medicine  
  • radiology medicine

The heart division covers the following departments at Royal Brompton Hospital:


  • adult intensive care unit (ICU)
  • anaesthetics management
  • pain control
  • theatre recovery nursing


  • management
  • respiratory
  • support staff
  • paediatric ICU (PICU)
  • paediatric outpatients
  • ward: Rose 


  • cardiac specialist nurses
  • cardiology
  • cardiology imaging
  • cardiology management
  • catheter lab nursing/angioplasty
  • echocardiography department
  • heart function
  • nurse learners (cardiology)
  • wards: Paul Wood and York


  • wards: Alexandra, and Elizabeth
  • high dependency unit (HDU)
  • perfusion
  • surgery management
  • theatre services


  • magnetic resonance
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiology

The lung division is a cross-site service that covers the following departments:


  • cystic fibrosis
  • wards: Foulis, Lind, and Victoria 
  • home venthilation
  • lung function
  • sleep and ventilation (adults)
  • respiratory management
  • lung medical secretariat and administration
  • thoracic surgery
  • cancer network

Medical records (both hospitals)

Outpatients services (Royal Brompton Hospital only)

Pharmacy (both hospitals)

Rehab and therapy services

  • dietetics
  • management clinical support
  • occupational therapy
  • patient and family support
  • physiotherapy
  • psychosocial services
  • palliative care
  • support and therapies

Corporate and clinical services HR is a cross-site service that covers the following departments: 


  • Respiratory biomedical research unit (BRU)
  • cardiovascular BRU
  • research office

Chief executive

  • IT (information technology)
  • public relations and marketing
  • clinical coding 
  • corporate and legal

Estates and facilities

  • transport
  • site services
  • maintenance and works management
  • hotel services management
  • accommodation
  • catering services
  • portering and security
  • post room

Governance and quality

  • fundraising 
  • trust funds
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals' charity
  • clinical audit and information
  • clinical governance management
  • commissioning and service development
  • infection control
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 
  • patient and quality involvement
  • performance 
  • risk management

Nursing directorate 

  • nurse education
  • nurse learners (nursing)
  • nurse practice development
  • nursing research
  • resuscitation 
  • Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (CSSC)
  • STaR Centre 

Human resources

  • HR
  • learning and development 
  • payroll
  • occupational health

Laboratory medicine 

  • biomedical engineering
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • histopathology
  • management Cls
  • microbiology  
  • phlebotomy
  • homograft
  • management lab medicine
  • immunology 
  • tissue typing