Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides one of the main NHS settings for students from the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds.

Clinical placements are provided in all departments, supported by dedicated clinical teachers. Students are able to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes through direct patient contact and clinical experience. The Undergraduate Clinical Educator team within the Education Service supports the Trust in its commitment to medical education.

The team here in Bradford comprises of an Education Lead, an Education Fellow, Clinical Educators and Rotating Post Foundation Fellows, all are very experienced health professionals from a range of clinical backgrounds including Nursing, Midwifery and Medicine. The team is supported by two administrators who work closely with the clinical areas and staff to provide the best clinical experience for the students. At present the Undergraduate Medical Education Director for the Trust is Professor Alex Brown.

The Undergraduate team are responsible for the planning and delivery of a comprehensive teaching programme for medical students of all years. We work in close collaboration with all clinical areas and departments to provide the best learning experiences for students.
We support the Medical School in complying with the General Medical Council’s standards and outcomes for medical education, and through our commitment to the delivery of high quality, innovative education for all undergraduate medical students.

Train at a leading UK teaching hospital

At BEaT our main focus is always to ensure that we provide the best possible education for staff in all aspects of their training and, ultimately, the development of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

As a leading UK teaching hospital, we are proud of our role and reputation in providing and supporting students and trainees during their training and clinical placements with us. We aim for excellence in our delivery and in the educational environments in which it is delivered.

Our Trust is dedicated to developing a flexible workforce that can meet the future challenges of working in the healthcare environment, where being able to adapt to change and transfer skills into new and different roles is crucial.


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Students will actively observe and apply their basic scientific and safety knowledge to a wide range of practice (e.g. patient assessment, consultation, prescribing). They will also work alongside the MDT and help deliver patient care.

Direct supervision by teaching staff is required for patient-centred activity (e.g. bedside observations, manual handling).

Students actively observe and integrate safety principles to more advanced practice (e.g. handover, reasoning, prescribing) and begin their own assessment of patients.

Direct supervision by teaching staff is required in some activities (observations, NEWS, consultation, physical examination, clinical record keeping and basic practical skills such as venepuncture and capillary glucose monitoring).

Students routinely undertake patient assessment, clinical record keeping and basic practical skills. They should integrate their assessments (e.g. combined history and examination) and apply safety principles to every case. Students routinely participate in handovers, summarise and present cases to clinical staff.

Direct supervision by teaching staff for activities in: Integration (consultation, examination findings, simple investigations), Diagnostics and Reasoning, Prescribing and more complex practical skills (Arterial Blood Gasses, Cannulation, Performing ECGs).

Students undertake routine integrated patient assessment, record keeping, present findings and participate in handovers. A key focus is the application of safety and safeguarding in this wider specialist context (supervision in routine encounters dependent on the complexity/sensitivity of the case).

Direct supervision by teaching staff in diagnostics, case management and reasoning. Complex practical skills (e.g. NG Tube insertion or involving certain patient groups), prescribing practice, and prioritisation and response (e.g. critical illness settings).

Students undertake routine clinical assessment independently, seeking assistance as appropriate. Tasks initiated by supervisors include diagnostics and investigation, prioritisation and response (stable patients) and routine practical procedures. Many placements act as “Assistantships” with higher levels of responsibility, including participation in shift working. Students participate in the teaching of junior students.

Direct supervision by teaching staff should focus on routine prescribing, clinical decision making, management of complex/acutely unwell patients and advanced practical procedures (e.g. NG tube insertion, ILS).


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