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Other healthcare providers

Other healthcare providers

The Faculty is adding to its portfolio of independent healthcare organisations in order to enhance the student placement experience.


Many of our new partner organisations have long-standing relationships with the school, some of their staff have completed pre-registration education with us and many more have enjoyed post qualification courses and study days here.

Students report excellent placement experiences and develop a broad understanding of a variety of healthcare provision in a changing health environment.

 We are currently working with the following organisations.

Bromley Healthcare

Bromley Healthcare is one of the UK's leading providers of community health services running services in Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich, Croydon, Lewisham and Suffolk.

It is a community healthcare provider, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages.

From health visiting to district nursing, school nurses to specialist nurses, their nursing services help new parents to care for new born children and older people to continue living at home through care and support.

In addition to this broad range of nursing services, they also have a wide range of therapy services for adults and children. This includes speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Their specialist services focus on those living with specific conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and diabetes.

Placements are available to both nursing and midwifery students.

Bupa Cromwell Hospital

Bupa Cromwell Hospital is an internationally renowned private hospital, based in central London, offering treatment for both adults and children.

It covers a whole range of healthcare needs, from fundamental outpatient services to treating conditions requiring complex multi-disciplinary care, requiring the support of our intensive care unit.

Their highly experienced surgeons perform everything from straightforward procedures right through to highly complex surgery, such as kidney transplants and craniofacial surgery. Their orthopaedics service is one of the most comprehensive in the UK private hospital sector.

Cygnet Health Care

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK's largest independent providers of mental health and social care pathways, providing high value integrated services to a wide range of individuals.

Cygnet operates 17 centres with more than 730 beds. Two units are registered nursing homes providing long term and respite care for private fee-paying elderly residents.

Placements are available for both nursing and midwifery students.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Demelza Hospice Care for Children is a charity supporting families across Kent, South East London and East Sussex

Their aim is:

To ensure children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, have the best possible quality of life

They do this by:

  • Providing specialist care and support to children, young people, and their families, living with a life-limiting and life-threatening condition, and end of life care
  • Influencing the care and support provided by others.

The Care Teams are a multi-professional team made up of children's nurses, general and learning disability nurses, care assistants, family support workers, therapists, social workers, GPs, administrative support, chefs and housekeeping staff. Specialist palliative medical support is provided by palliative care consultants.

Placements are available for both nursing and midwifery students.

Equinox Care

Equinox Care exists to provide support, care and recovery to people who are challenged by exclusion, marginalisation and a range of needs for special assistance such as mental health problems and substance misuse. Its own service users have coined the term “forgotten people” to describe the section of the population that they are providing support to, in the thousands, each year.

They operate across the South East of England, providing a range of different services that concentrate on assisting our service users to re-engage with the communities around them and to find effective strategies for dealing with the challenges facing them in their lives. These services include supported housing, outreach, street engagement and day services.

Placements are available for nursing students.

Harley Street Clinic

Harley Street Clinic is one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London. It attracts some of the finest specialist consultants in cancer, cardiac and neurosciences from many of London's major teaching hospitals.

As well as being equipped with the most advanced medical equipment, the hospital also possesses separate Intensive Care Units for both adults and children providing the highest levels of care. Their paediatric ITU is the largest private unit in the country and their work covers three major areas: cardiac, cancer and the neurosciences (for both adults and children, including babies) - as well as the latest capabilities in treating a broad range of illnesses and conditions.

Hexagon Housing Association

Hexagon Housing Association is an innovative and responsive housing association working in partnership with a range of local authorities to meet housing and care needs across South East London. With a turnover of £25.78m and 154 staff, Hexagon is continually improving the quality and range of its affordable homes and services.

More than 300 vulnerable people use their specialist housing and one-to-one care and support services.

Placements are available for nursing students.

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth was founded in 1856, and is one of the country's largest independent charity hospitals.

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is truly unique, offering the highest quality private care to patients.

All of its profits fund its on-site Hospice, St John's, which treats over 3,000 terminally ill patients and their families each year.

They have over 600 doctors and can treat almost any illness on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Additionally, their urgent care centre Casualty First offers treatment for minor injuries and illnesses on a walk in basis.

MediHome Limited

MediHome has been working in partnership with NHS and private sector hospitals since 2002, providing a specialist service that enables patients to receive acute healthcare in their own homes.

Thousands of patients each year – and their families – receive MediHome’s one-to-one acute nursing and physiotherapy care at home. This service helps patients to recover better and faster than they would as hospital in-patients, and also provides cost and bed-availability benefits for the hospitals.

Placements are available for nursing students.

Nightingale Hospital

Nightingale Hospital is the leading private mental health provider in central London with over 25 years’ experience offering specifically tailored treatment programmes for patients. A team of consultant psychiatrists, doctors, therapists and nurses treat each patient as an individual using a range of evidence-based treatments through outpatient, day patient and inpatient programmes ensuring that patients get the right treatment for them.

Nightingale’s current location has been a hospital since 1902 and the origin of its name lies in Florence Nightingale, a lady who revolutionised the medical profession.
In 2014, Group Sinoué purchased the hospital. Group Sinoué have eight private mental hospitals in France delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care and whose core values, culture and expertise are akin to that of Nightingale Hospital.
In our collaboration with the King's, the Nightingale Hospital hosts eight mental health nursing student placements at any one time in order to enhance their overall pre-registration experience.

Nightingale House

Nightingale House traces its origins can be traced back to 1840. Today, Nightingale House care for around 200 individuals and is ranked as fully compliant by independent regulator the Care Quality Commission. Its care services include the full spectrum of residential, nursing, dementia and respite/short stay facilities. Residents’ benefit from an on-site GP surgery, pharmacy and physiotherapy and occupational therapy department as well as an exceptional activities programme.

Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children is the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK. It has around 1,700 births per year. Women have a choice of consultant-led or midwife-led care.

The Portland Hospital is the UK’s largest private children’s hospital, treating over 43,000 children a year. There are 155 Consultant Paediatricians many of whom hold senior posts at London’s teaching hospitals and are considered some of the world’s leading paediatric specialists, treat children of all ages from newborns up to the age of 18. The hospital has 58 paediatric beds open at all times for elective and urgent admissions,  including a dedicated 10-bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Transitional Care Unit (TCU), Neuro-rehabilitation Unit, medical and surgical wards, and a dedicated day-case unit.The hospital is part of HCA International. 

Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. The hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The Princess Grace Hospital is part of HCA International. 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has a long and illustrious history, founded by King Charles II, who issued a Royal Warrant authorising the building of the Hospital on 22 December 1681, in order to make provision for old or injured soldiers.

Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to design and erect the building that was completed in 1692, and the first in-pensioners were admitted in February 1692.

The hospital is home to the Chelsea Pensioners and the Hospital’s mission continues to be to provide a fitting home and community for over 300 ageing or infirm veteran soldiers. It is recognised within the care sector and beyond as a centre of excellence, providing the highest possible standard of accommodation and care home facilities.

The Hospital is also home to the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, a state of the art care home with nursing and a GP medical centre.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability(RHN) is the oldest independent hospital and medical charity in the UK.

Established in 1854 and based in Putney in south west London, the RHN has expertise across a wide range of clinical services supported by a multitude of therapies, assistive technology solutions and recreation and leisure opportunities which increase choice, control, dignity and contribute to an individual pathway for people with neuro-disabilities.

They are respected as an authority on neuro-disability care, they provide training in neuro-care, and research advances into the science of care for individuals with neuro-disabilities.

Placements are available for students

St Christopher's Hospice

St Christopher's Hospice was founded by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967 St Christopher’s Hospice was the first modern hospice, now providing the highest quality care to over 2,500 dying individuals each year on our inpatient wards and in people’s own homes.

The hospice offers:

  • 48 beds on four wards providing in-patient medical and nursing care led by consultants in palliative medicine and experienced and specially qualified nurses
  • Home Care led by clinical nurse specialists in teams focused on each of the five local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Group areas – Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
  • The Anniversary Centre offers a ‘social hub’ for patients and families, and includes a café with internet access and a programme of social events which is also open to the general public
  • Extensive planned day care and a range of supportive care services, including creative and complementary therapies and delivered in a variety of settings
  • Inpatient and home care multi-professional teams that include social workers, chaplain and spiritual care lead, welfare advisors, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, complementary and creative therapists, bereavement service volunteers and others
  • A specialist service for all bereaved children and their families.  St Christopher’s Candle Project offers individual and group support, a national telephone advice line, consultancy and training

Major programmes of education and research including accredited programmes at masters, degree and diploma levels.

The Children's Trust

The Children’s Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.

They work with children and young people from across the UK, both from its specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.

The combination of services offered by The Children’s Trust is unique. Every year, they help hundreds of children and young people and their families from across the UK.

Placements are available for nursing students.

The London Clinic

The London Clinic opened in 1932 and is based in the heart of London’s medial community on Harley Street.  The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. The hospital comprises over 250 beds, 17 theatres (including a minimally invasive theatre and the new Hybrid vascular theatre), an endoscopy unit, a radiology unit, dialysis and Intensive Care Unit.

Placements are available for students.

The Priory Hayes Grove

The Priory Hayes Grove is a 46-bed private acute mental health hospital that offers a number of different services, day and outpatient. Each patient has a tailored care plan. There is a highly qualified; consultant led multidisciplinary team to deliver care in all the different specialities. These areas include:-acute mental health, addiction treatment programme, an adult eating disorders service, an acute service for adults with Asberger’s Syndrome or another autistic spectrum disorder experiencing mental health problems.The treatments include support with:

  • Addictions, especially for drug addiction
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

This Hospital is situated on Hayes common within an attractive private ground.

The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington is a largest independent acute hospital in the UK with an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare. The hospital has gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas, and offers a premium service in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation and gynaecology.The Wellington Hospital is part of HCA International. 

Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice provides skilled, compassionate end of life care to individuals and support for families in the central and South West London community.

Many of their patients will have cancer but others will have long-term conditions such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions including motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis.

Their services include nursing and medical care, emotional and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, spiritual care and creative activities. They care for people in their own homes and through non-residential and inpatient services in modern, welcoming facilities at their Clapham centre.

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