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Have your placement in Peterborough

Come to the School of Medicine for your first year and train in our skills labs, anatomy suite, GP simulation rooms and purpose built hospital wards in Chelmsford. In your second year, have your placement with Northwest Anglia Foundation Trust (NWAFT) in Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke.

On successful graduation and the passing of the National Exam NWAFT would be happy to guarantee an interview for a Physician Associate position at the Trust. When applying select the Peterborough Placement option.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is a 304-bed district general hospital located at Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon. The hospital opened in 1983 and provides a wide range of specialties including general surgery, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, urology, breast surgery, gynaecology and vascular services. The hospital has an emergency department and maternity unit. Children’s inpatient and outpatient services are provided on site by Cambridgeshire Community Services. The hospital has private facilities for patients who choose to have care on the Mulberry Suite. Also on the hospital site is the 23-bed Treatment Centre which opened in 2005.

"Hinchingbrooke has a warm and friendly atmosphere, friendly staff working positively together and they go above and beyond to provide the best patient care. Invaluable place to learn and expand your skills"
Tamara Markushevska, Physician Associate at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital at Bretton Gate, Peterborough, is a state-of-the-art, purpose built facility which opened to its first patients in November 2010. The hospital has 635 inpatient beds and patients are cared for on modern wards with either single ensuite rooms or three to four-bedded ward areas, each with their own bathroom. The hospital has a Haematology/Oncology Unit, including a recently-expanded radiotherapy suite, an expanded Renal Unit, an Emergency Centre with a separate children’s emergency department, a dedicated Women’s and Children’s unit, a cardiac unit, a respiratory investigations facility and full diagnostic imaging facilities.

"The environment is really friendly, everybody knows one another. The staff are very supportive and engage Physician Associate students in lots of teaching opportunities. We are welcomed as part of the medical team"
Tarik Rosun, ARU Graduate Physician Associate