Medical Student Elective Placements at WHH

Welcome to our dedicated page designed to provide you with information about how to apply for an medical student elective placement at Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust.
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Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

Our Trust currently welcomes 4th and 5th Year Medical Students and 1st Year and 2nd Year Physician Associates from the University of Liverpool.

The Medical Education Service periodically receives email requests from students wishing to undertake a period of “elective placement” within the UK/EEA/EU (European Economic Area/European Union) as well as overseas (international) students. Our current guidelines and policy will be subject to review following The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

If you wish to enquire about an elective placement please contact:

The Undergraduate Education Team
Email: whh.medical.students@nhs.net
Telephone: 01925 662378

Please find below general FAQs – based on Imperial College – London

Q. Who can do an elective placement?

A. Only a final year medical student.

Q. How long can my elective placement last?

A. A maximum of 8 weeks in any specialty (with a max of 2 specialties per elective)

Q. I have a personal contact in the hospital; do I need to go through this process?

A. Yes, all students should complete appropriate documentation.

Q. What time of the year can I come?

A. For general medicine and surgery we would prefer elective students not to commence their placement during Induction Week of the University of Liverpool Students. These dates change from year to year.

Q. What specialties can the hospital offer?

A. We can offer elective placements in the full range of specialties.