granted by the College Tutor based on the capacity
of the Hospital and the Institutional policy in
force at the time. Remember it is not something
we can "give" at our will and pleasure.
attachments must be arranged between you and the
The Royal College of Anaesthetists cannot assist
in this process. Time
spent in clinical attachments cannot be recognised
towards UK training
do not ask me to arrange a Clinical Attachment
for you. I will not be responding to any emails
asking me to do this.
Please Note that Calderdale & Huddersfield Trustno longer offers Clinical Attachment except under exceptional circumstances!
SAMPLE CLINICAL ATTACHMENT CONTRACT
The Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Clinical Attachment Honorary Contract is as follows:
I wish to offer you an Honorary
Contract in ______ with Huddersfield NHS Trust
The Contract is subject to
the following provisions which are set out in
HSG (95)30 and HC(91)18:
1. As a Clinical Attachment,
you must not in any circumstances:
a) initiate, alter or stop
the treatment of a patient on your own diagnosis:
both diagnosis and treatment must be confirmed
by your Supervising Consultant
b) prescribe or request radiological
examinations or other diagnostic investigations,
or order blood to be cross matched. If you complete
an order form for any of these purposes it must
be signed by your supervising Consultant.
c) take part in obtaining
or witnessing the signature, by, or on behalf
of a patient on a form of consent to treatment
d) take a history from, examine
or undertake a procedure on a patient unless his/her
prior consent has been obtained.
You should note that a Clinical
Attachment acting in an emergency, eg a cardiac
arrest, has the same rights and responsibilities
as any other citizen.
2. Your supervising Consultant
is : ______
3. This contract allows you
access to Postgraduate, Library and other research
facilities operated by the Trust. In addition,
you will have access to hospital records relevant
to your area of work.
The provision of literature searches, photocopying,
postage and telephone costs, together with the
use of research and development staff's time,
will be subject to a payable fee, which will be
determined by the Trust and notified to you upon
4. This contract includes
a legal obligation NOT to disclose information
of a confidential nature concerning patients or
employees, outside the accepted area of care.
You are therefore required to comply with this
responsibility. If you have any queries or concerns
about the application of the Trust's rules on
confidentiality,please discuss this with your
5. The Trust accepts no responsibility
for personal property lost or damaged on its premises
by fire,theft or otherwise. You are advised to
insure yourself as far as you think appropriate
6. You are required to observe
all Health and Safety Rules and Instructions on
the Trust's premises. You have been issued with
a Staff Handbook,which includes information on
Health and Safety, and you should ensure that
you are familiar with all of its contents. Additionally,
your supervising Consultant will advise of any
particular safety rules, pertaining to your specific
area of work.
Furthermore, it is your responsibility to bring
to the immediate attention of your supervising
Consultant, any aspect of your work or the conditions
in which you work, which you consider may constitute
a health or fire hazard.
7. You are required, when
on Trust's premises, to wear an identification
badge at all times, other than in the staff residence.
8. You must refuse to accept
any gift, favour or hospitality which might be
interpreted as seeking to exert influence or to
obtain preferential treatment. You are also required
to ensure that the interests of patients remain
paramount at all times, and to be impartial and
honest at all times.
Signed on behalf of the Trust
Acceptance of the above Honorary
I can confirm that I have
received and understood the Guidelines HSG(95)30
and the booklet attached to HC(91) 18.
Some hospitals charge
(one hospital in London charges £50/ per week)
for doing a Clinical Attachment.
I am getting a
lot of requests for Clinical Attachment by emails.
Please don't think that I can get you Clinical
Attachments. I can only give you guidance.
not be responding to any emails requesting me
to arrange a Clinical Attachment or sponsorship since I am unable to do either of these
is to apply to the hospitals (College Tutors)
that you can see through the SHO Jobs page, where
they advertise for SHO posts in the BMJ.