Hospital placements
In your first two years of training (ST1 and ST2) you’ll complete three six-month specialty placements at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Each hospital placement is designed to help you build transferable knowledge and skills that are relevant to general practice. You’ll be able to select placements that sit within the following specialties:


  • Management of long term conditions in acute, primary and community settings
  • Elderly care
  • Stroke medicine.

Click here for more information about our medicine for the elderly and general internal medicine rotation at Charing Cross Hospital

Paediatrics and public health:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Community paediatrics
  • On call duties.

Click here for more information about our paediatrics and public health rotation


  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Management of elderly
  • Paediatric mental health
  • Psychological therapies.

Click here for more information about our psychiatry rotation

Obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Family planning clinics
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Gynaecological outpatient clinics
  • On call duties for emergencies.

Click here for more information about our Obstetrics and gynaecology rotation at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital (QCCH)

Primary care placement

In your second year (ST2) you’ll complete a six month placement in an alternative primary care or community settings, such as a:

  • GP led urgent care centre
  • Sexual health clinic
  • Multi-disciplinary community mental health team
  • Paediatric ambulatory care unit

General practice placement

In your third year (ST3) you’ll train within a hospital setting, an alternative primary care or community settings and a general practice setting. During the general practice placement you will focus on:

  • Developing consultation skills
  • Managing a range of primary care medical problems
  • Completing the clinical skills assessment and work based programme component of the MRCGP.

Examples of services provided by GP training practices in and around our area include:

  • Antenatal care
  • Asthma clinic
  • Baby clinic
  • Child health surveillance
  • Complementary therapy and palliative care
  • Counselling
  • Ciabetic clinic
  • Family planning
  • Heart disease clinic
  • Hypertension clinic
  • Leg ulcer clinic
  • Minor surgery
  • Smoking cessation clinic
  • Women’s health
  • Imperial College Healthcare
    Lead Provider

    We provide pioneering core, specialty and GP medical postgraduate training across North West London.

    To support you throughout your professional development, we have a range of integrated training options across 28 specialties, which are led by expert faculty staff.

    Find out how to apply

Further information