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We are a teaching hospital – Excellent medical education recognised by UCL

Posted: 12 April 2022

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University College London (UCL) acknowledged our medical education team’s outstanding contribution to undergraduate training with an Excellence in Medical Education Team Award in 2018-19.

As one of six north London district general hospitals offering medical student attachments, Watford General Hospital has hosted UCL medical students for over 15 years.

In that time, the medical education team has worked hard to maintain high standards across all areas of the programme, from the quality of course content and teaching to the focus on pastoral care and wellbeing.

Throughout their time at the trust, students are given excellent support and great value is placed on the ‘trainee voice’. The education team encourage students to ask questions and share feedback and respond quickly to learning or wellbeing needs.

Director of medical education Dr Ashley Reece said: “Each member of the medical education team has made a massive contribution in their role looking after the medical students, some over many years, and this award is a great accolade. We see many of the medical students returning to West Herts as qualified doctors not least because of the excellent support and experience they have had during their attachments as undergraduates in the trust.”










  1. For more information, please contact the communications team on: 01923 436280 or email: westherts.communications@nhs.net. For out of hours media enquiries please call the Watford General Hospital switchboard on 01923 244366 and ask for the on call communications manager.
  2. West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust serves people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three hospitals; Watford General, St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead. The trust has a catchment area of over 500,000 people and is one of the largest employers locally, with around 5,000 staff and volunteers.
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