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Important information regarding Work Experience placements: COVID-19 update

As employers providing front line health and care, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS FT has a duty to protect our staff, patients, visitors and their families.

This includes taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, in line with the decision to suspend Clinical Attachments, we have taken the decision to also suspend all Work Experience placements until end of April 2022 when this will then be reviewed.

The situation will continue to be monitored in line with Government guidance and information on the current lockdown. Please rest assured that we intend to resume placements for students when it is appropriate for activity to be re-introduced.

We hope that you appreciate that this decision has not been made lightly and we thank you for your understanding.

To reduce pressure on our staff, it would be appreciated if you could refrain from contacting us with work experience enquiries at this time. Please do keep referring to our website for updates.

In this interim period, there are lots of virtual platforms available which offer advice and guidance for anyone looking to pursue a career in healthcare. We hope that you find these helpful:

Karen Bush – Community Engagement and Voluntary Services Manager