Midwifery elective placements

We are delighted to give students on undergraduate midwifery programmes the opportunity to undertake an elective placement with us.

These elective placements are offered during April to May, August to September and in December for a one to two week period. Places are limited and availability depends on the demand from our partner university King's College London, as our hosted students take priority.

Type of learning opportunities

We are able to offer elective students placements in our Home from Home Birth Centre (low risk care), Hospital Birth Centre (high risk care), Postnatal Ward, Antenatal Ward, Antenatal Day Unit, Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU), Antenatal Clinic, in the community setting or with one of our caseload teams.

Information about applications

  • Applications for a two week placement from 2nd January 2018, open for four weeks from 3rd October 2017 to 31st October 2017
  • Applications for a two week placement from 2nd April 2018, open for four weeks from 31st October 2017 to 28th November 2017
  • Applications for a two week placement from 20th August 2018, open for four weeks from 2nd January 2018 to 30th January 2018

Successful applicants will be made a provisional offer that will be subject to:

  • occupational health clearance
  • DBS (CRB) clearance
  • a satisfactory reference from their personal tutor.

Elective applications are reviewed by our midwifery education team. The applications are made anonymous and are marked separately by two panel members. The decision of the panel is final. Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing date of the outcome. Unsuccessful applicants may request feedback and are welcome to re-apply in the next round.

How do I apply?

For midwifery electives, please complete the midwifery electives application form (Word 77Kb).

Please note both an electronic and hard copy of the application form must be submitted.

Please email an electronic copy to marie.watkyns@gstt.nhs.uk

A written, signed copy of the form should also be sent to:

Marie Watkyns, practice development midwife
Midwifery education team office
Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
7th floor, North Wing
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Please note completing the form does not guarantee you a placement.

If you are offered a place and you do not wish to accept please inform Marie immediately.

Successful applicants are welcome to apply for hospital accommodation however places are limited and hospital staff are prioritised.

If you would like to make an enquiry about cost and availability, please contact the accommodation office:

  • Guy's – 020 7188 0440
  • St Thomas' – 020 7188 0276.