We are partnered with a number of carefully selected NHS trusts and primary care providers who serve an exceptionally diverse range of communities and settings such as inner city areas, towns and rural locations. During your time with us it is our aim to give you experience across primary, secondary and tertiary care in acute teaching hospitals, integrated care community hospitals and in a range of medical facilities with a particular focus on primary care and mental health services.
Our GP Partners:
We are partnered with over 50 GP surgeries based throughout the wider Midlands region who all offer different services and specialisms. Here are a few examples:
Our mission is to empower patients to "live healthy, live happy".
Broadway Health wishes to be recognised for pushing the boundaries of health care delivery and for the passion of its staff and partners in providing quality, innovative care to the patients it serves to enable them to live healthy, happy lives.
We have defined the following values as being central to everything we do:
The Modality Partnership was formed in 2009 from the merger between this practice, Laurie Pike Health Centre and a neighbouring practice in West Birmingham with an initial population base of 26,000 patients. Since then, through mergers and expansions to practice lists the Modality Partnership currently covers a patient population of 325,000 patients with 35 sites over 7 regions. We currently employ over 1,000 staff and are the First National GP Partnership in the NHS with 120 GP partners.
The Modality ethos is very much one based on social philanthropy and our obsession is to make a real difference in local communities based upon general practice fulfilling its real potential as the foundation of population health.
Our NHS Trust Partnerships:
2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides mental health, learning disability and social healthcare services across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
We employ more than 2,500 members of staff (including bank staff) and serve a combined population of more than 950,000, over nearly 1,900 square miles. Last year (2017/18) we delivered services to more than 46,000 individuals and support to their carers and families. We also work in partnership with a wide range of commissioners, collaborators and our colleagues across the health and social care community to enhance the support available for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, as well as tackling inequality and stigma. We are a forward thinking Trust, who put service users and carers at the heart of everything we do. Our primary objectives are continually improving the quality of services, improving engagement and ensuring the sustainability of our Trust and the services we provide.
The Trust’s most recent CQC assessment has rated the Trust as “Good” overall, with a number of services, particularly inpatient services, recognised as “Outstanding”.
We develop and train our medical staff in a supportive environment with plentiful opportunities for CPD and first class supervision from our well respected, experienced and skilled clinical leaders. As an employer, we offer various benefits to staff, including relocation allowance, flexible working and childcare vouchers.
2gether has a long tradition of providing excellent training and all of our educational and clinical supervisors are trained to GMC standards.
We hold quarterly Junior Doctors Forums in both Gloucestershire and Herefordshire which are chaired by either the Medical Director or the Director of Medical Education with the Guardian of Safe Working and Medical Staffing Officer in attendance. The Postgraduate Tutors meet with the trainees at least twice, once at the start of their posts and again at the end to ensure excellent training standards are maintained. We provide excellent pastoral care and many of our Core Trainees have chosen to do their Advanced Training with us and have gone on to become Consultants locally.
We will also offer you opportunities to shadow our senior management team so that you can get a better understanding of management and how it aligns to support outstanding service delivery. One of our strengths is that we encourage and enable trainees to not only participate but also lead service development and change.
If you do elect to train at 2gether, our aim is to give you a first class training experience, as we want to think you will not want to leave us and will want to join our substantive consultant body, as many have to date, and contribute to our continued future success and the continuous improving innovative services we provide for the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Birmingham Community NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest community trusts in England. It provides high quality, accessible and responsive community and specialist services within Birmingham and across the West Midlands. It provides services across the age ranges, from babies and children through health visiting, school nursing and the child development centres, to services to keep elderly people at home when they need nursing care and rehabilitation.
Learning disability services for adults are provided via a multi disciplinary team including nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists. The trust also provides community inpatient services including sub acute in- patient care and assessment for elderly people and in patient rehabilitation from stroke and complex neurological injury. An extensive range of out patient rehabilitation services include the regional rehabilitation unit seeing children and adults. The dental hospital provides specialist dental care.
Placements in Birmingham Community Foundation Trust will show students the wide diversity of community services that are available for the local population. Students will see we provide health care locally to either avoid an acute admission, or substantially shorten it.
Students will experience integrated multi-disciplinary care, learning both the clinical medicine related to the illnesses they see, but also the communication and joined up working necessary to provide an appropriate package of care around a fragile elderly person, or an adult who has experienced complex neurological trauma. They will be able to appreciate the role of different therapists along with joint working and leadership within a team. They will learn how chronic conditions can be managed successfully in the community and how to enable patients to take control of their own illnesses. They will not only acquire basic medical knowledge, but the vital skills of communication, multi-disciplinary working and patient empowerment.
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provide a range of mental health services to children, adults and older adults across the communities of Dudley and Walsall.
We employ around 1,100 staff based at 26 sites including 3 acute hospitals.
Our Trust is regarded as a high performing, well managed organisation, and has built a reputation across the health economy, as a collaborative and responsive partner.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.
We take pride in delivering exceptional patient care. Our specialist teams include surgeons, nurses, anaesthetists, physiotherapists, radiologists and pathologists; all of whom are highly skilled and experienced professionals.
Our 200-year heritage of innovation and excellence still drives us today as we continue to push boundaries to deliver the best care possible. We are rated among the best in the NHS for both clinical outcomes and patient experience and were rated as ‘good’ by the CQC in our latest inspection. Our vision is to be ‘first choice for orthopaedic care’.
Our values drive everything we do. They are more than words; they are the foundation of the care we deliver. Respect, compassion, excellence, pride, openness and innovation. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is a values-driven organisation from top to bottom.
As a specialist centre, we offer a number of comprehensive education and training programmes. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital offers a truly unique experience to students and trainees which can be only be found here. Our Trust employs a number of world-leading experts across the orthopaedics and oncology.
Students can expect a supportive environment where their learning is prioritised. They will benefit from the expertise and innovative practice in our multi-disciplinary teams and will gain direct experience in a centre of excellence for orthopaedics and oncology.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is an integrated care organisation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of local people, to maintaining an outstanding reputation for teaching and education, and to embedding innovation and research.
We employ around 7,200 people and spend around £430m of public money, largely drawn from our local Clinical Commissioning Group. That Group and this Trust is responsible for the care of 530,000 local peo-ple from across North-West Birmingham and all the towns within Sandwell.
Our teams are committed to providing compassion-ate, high quality care from City Hospital on Birming-ham’s Dudley Road, from Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, and from our intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has consistently received excellent feed-back in respect of teaching provided to Medical Students.
Student evaluations regularly comment on the friendly atmosphere within the Trust, on the approachability of all staff who welcome students to clinical areas and on the supportive learning environment that they experience.
We continually re-view student feedback in an attempt to improve the learning experience and therefore we are confident that any medical student from Aston who is on placement at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust can expect a fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides hospital-based services from three main sites - the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, and Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.
We provide a wide range of services to a population of more than 575,000 people in Worcestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield.
Last year we provided care to more than 232,644 different Worcestershire patients – that is 40% of the Worcestershire population received care at one of our hospitals.
We employ nearly 6,000 people and around 800 local people volunteer with us helping to deliver care. We have an annual turnover of over £400 million.
A placement within Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) gives exposure to frontline NHS services across three very different hospital sites at Worcester, Redditch and Kidderminster.
Students who complete placements with WAHT can expect a quality placement which has been audited to the standards expected by the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
The Practice Placement Team hold a Mentors Database and each mentor has passed an extra qualification to be able to assess a student.
We have a wide range of acute medical and surgical placements including many specialities such as Head & Neck, oncology, frailty and critical care.
Our partners, both GP and clinical, are spread across the Midlands region, ensuring that our students get a wide range of exposure to different types of patients and medical conditions, and with Aston Medical School being based in the heart of Birmingham city centre you will be in the perfect location to access your placements.
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