Our NHS Programme Partners

LinkMedics work with a variety of NHS trusts and Health Boards across the UK to develop and deliver our NHS induction programme. Our programme gives you a “hands-on” hospital induction, followed by 6-months of supported employment at either FY1 and FY2 grades, allowing your progression to the NHS to be supported from induction through to your first job. Our partners are committed to ensuring you progress to more senior positions, with the necessary support in place.

University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), located in the West Midlands, is one of the largest teaching trusts in the UK, operating at University Hospital Coventry and The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. UHCW boasts some of the most modern facilities across Europe; the trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

UHCW has a capacity of over 1,115 beds and 32 operating theatres with state-of-the-art equipment, providing both emergency and elective care and specialising in cardiology, neurosurgery, stroke, joint replacements, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and maternal health, diabetes and kidney transplants.

UHCW is also a designated major trauma and cancer centre with an enviable reputation for patient care, clinical teaching and innovation, with some of the most modern equipment available anywhere in the NHS, continuously attracting internationally renowned specialists.

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Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is the third largest teaching hospital foundation trust in the UK, delivering care to over 1.2 million people. The Trust is based in Essex and operates 3 major teaching hospitals in the region, Southend, Basildon and Broomfield Teaching Hospitals. MSE is renowned for excellence in clinical training, staff well-being and early adoption of innovative technology to enhance patient care.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England.

Established in April 2012, the Trust provides a full range of health services to an isolated offshore population of 140,000. Based at the heart of the Island, with 246 beds and handling 22,685 admissions each year, St Mary’s Hospital in Newport is our main base for delivering acute services for the Island’s population. Services include the Emergency Department (A&E), the Urgent Treatment Centre (by referral only), Emergency medicine and surgery, planned surgery, intensive care, comprehensive maternity, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and paediatric services with 1,338 births last year.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing hospital services for the people of Bradford and communities across Yorkshire. We serve a core population of around 500,000 people and provide specialist services for some 1.1 million. The Trust employ over 5,500 staff, who work over several sites, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, which provides the majority of inpatient services, and St Luke’s Hospital, which predominantly provides outpatient and rehabilitation services.

In 2019, Bradford became the first healthcare organisation in Europe to implement a Command Centre to transform patient flow in their hospitals; they opened a new £3m flagship research centre – the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research; started a two-year programme with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to make their services more integrated for patients and easier for their staff to deliver; completed the £1.8m transformation of our Women’s and Newborn Unit; and launched their Education Plan to support their vision to become an outstanding provider of training and education.

The Trust has recently opened a new £28m wing as part of a £75m investment to improve patient care across their hospitals over a five-year period. It provides world-class facilities for elderly care, children’s services, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with increased single-room provision and a retail concourse. The Trust is one of the leading centres in conducting applied research in the country, particularly in quality and safety, elderly care and rehabilitation.

Norfolk & Norwich NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a 1,200 bed teaching hospital providing acute care for around one million people living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. The Trust offer a full range of acute clinical services, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, trauma and orthopaedics, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, robotic surgery, bone marrow transplants, interventional radiology, brachytherapy, specialist cardiology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Many of their services are among the largest in the country (for example, they have the fifth busiest NHS cancer service in England). The Trust also run a smaller hospital in Cromer which is home a to a wide range of out-patient, diagnostics and day care facilities.

The Trust employ around 8,000 staff, each one with different learning and development needs and individual outcomes. They are committed to providing training and developmental opportunities that give our team the skills, knowledge and experience they need to carry out their jobs to the highest standard and help them progress in their careers.

The Trust serve as our clinical skills programme partner, and is where we train all of our overseas doctors for placements across the NHS.