Our close partnerships with the region’s leading NHS Trusts and independent healthcare providers give you unrivalled access to a wide range of patients, clinical settings and specialist knowledge.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHNT)
PHNT is the largest hospital in the South West Peninsula, delivering comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare to the local community as well as extensive training and education for a wide range of healthcare professionals. Derriford is one of Europe’s largest hospitals; a centre for neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, kidney and stem cell transplantation and other tertiary services; and the only trauma centre in Devon and Cornwall. The hospital is in the top 10% of Trusts for Standardised Mortality Rates and recently received a national patient safety award in recognition of its achievements in reducing healthcare associated infections. The South West Cardiothoracic Centre, Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit and British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit are also housed within the Trust, as well as a significant translational research centre.
Plymouth and the surrounding area have a wide range of General Practices, delivering high quality “expert generalist” care in a range of settings: in large and small practices, in rural and urban neighbourhoods and in areas of wealth and significant deprivation. GPs often have specialist expertise and additional interests in, for example, management, diabetes, dermatology, minor surgery, sports medicine, expedition medicine and mental health. In addition many of our GPs have specific skills in medical education and, as well as training students who visit their practices on placement, also work as small group facilitators and teachers in other areas of the undergraduate programme.
Plymouth Community Healthcare (PCH)
Providing community, physical and mental healthcare for around 270,000 people in Plymouth, PCH also delivers some specialist services for people living in Devon and Cornwall. An independent health services provider separate to the GP-led commissioning organisations.
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
The Horizon Centre, an innovation, education and research facility based at Torbay Hospital, is one of just five flagship NHS Centres for Innovation and Training. Serving the NHS workforce, the Centre aims to provide a state-of-the-art environment where people can explore new ideas, learn new techniques and observe and reflect on clinical practice together.
Health Education South West, South West Peninsula
The South West Peninsula Deanery is responsible for the commissioning and quality assurance of postgraduate medical education and training across Devon and Cornwall. It provides support for GP Training, Foundation Training, Core Training and Specialty Training for all medical trainees within the Peninsula. Its vision is to promote the delivery of high‑quality patient care through the provision of a highly skilled medical workforce.