Summer placements

Placement dates

  • 24 May to 18 June 2021
  • 21 June to 16 July 2021
  • 19 July to 13 August 2021
  • 16 August to 10 September 2021

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. 

We work from two sites; Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, West London and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge. The Trust is a partnership of these two specialist hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success.

We carry out some of the most complicated surgery and offer some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world for cardiothoracic disease.

Summer student placements are open to third year students only and aim to be 50% project based (completing an audit/service evaluation or quality improvement project) and 50% clinical. Each student will have their own specialist pharmacist but will also get the opportunity to see numerous sections of the department and specialties at ward level. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is likely that the placements will either be virtual or a blended mix of virtual/on-site at either Royal Brompton or Harefield Hospital. A small number of projects will be cross-site and hospital transport is normally available. Confirmation of the exact nature of the placements will be confirmed prior to the proposed start dates.   

There will be 15-20 placements. Placements are unpaid, however some universities may offer bursaries to complete the placement. If you are interested in applying, please complete the form below. 

Our established programme comes highly recommended, with several of our summer students returning each year as pre-registration pharmacists. 

Please note the closing date for application is 5 January 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 January 2021.  

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