We welcome visitors with all levels of experience from postgraduates and recently qualified clinicians, to senior colleagues and academics. We are delighted to share our work with colleagues from the UK and abroad, wishing to visit the Trust to enhance their professional development.
Visitors' programmes are bespoke sets of activities tailor-made to complement your areas of interest and level of experience. We welcome individuals to the Trust and also professional groups wishing to reflect on their work and experience with the aim of furthering their professional development/team performance.
As a visitor you would not engage in any form of clinical activity but would participate in lectures, workshops and supervision of clinical work from different courses and from different parts of the Trust as appropriate. These programmes are therefore very different from joining an academic course as a student only; they offer an insight into the working life of the Tavistock and the NHS.
The cost of your visit will depend upon the number of activities in your programme and the duration of your visit.
Our programmes are usually over-subscribed, so please apply at least three months in advance of your intended visit to ensure a place.
As an individual you are welcome to apply for a visit of one month up to one year, with two intakes per academic year commencing in October and February. Please note, we do not offer programmes during August or September.
A limited number of shorter visits can be accommodated but these will need to be discussed with the programme co-ordinator.
The content of the programme will encompass Adult Services and / or Child, Young Adults & Family Services.
You are welcome to bring your own clinical cases or service development plans for supervision and advice. You must, however, specify that this is a requirement for your programme.
- You will need to complete our Initial Enquiry Form and send us a copy of your CV in English.
- You will then have a Skype call with the clinical lead of the Visitor’s Programme to ascertain your aims, areas of interest and level of experience.
- Once your suitability for the Visitor's Programme has been established, the programme co-ordinator will issue you with a letter of acceptance prior to organising your programme of activities
- In the months leading up to your visit, the programme co-ordinator will liaise with you around activities you may wish to pursue as part of your programme.
Prior to your visit we will require the following documentation (all translated into English)
• Two professional references
• A copy of your qualifications
• A copy of your passport
• A certificate showing proficiency in English language, both written and spoken
You will also have to undertake Information Governance training and to sign a Confidentiality Agreement form on arrival, in addition to reading and agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.
Please note: if the documentation above is not provided at least one month prior to your visit, we will be unable to accept you onto the Visitor’s Programme.
At the start of your visit, you will be met by the programme co-ordinator who will guide you through your programme of activity, show you around the building and provide you with a ‘London Life’ information pack.
As part of your induction, you will be required to undertake Information Governance training and to sign a Confidentiality Agreement form.
You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £150 upon acceptance onto the Visitor’s Programme.
The total cost of your visit will depend upon the number of activities in your programme and the duration of your visit. You will be able to discuss fees with the programme co-ordinator prior to your visit.
As your activities may change throughout the duration of your visit, the final cost will be determined towards the end of your stay.
We welcome groups of visitors to the Tavistock, with programmes ranging from half-day workshops to 3-month visits.
Groups may consist of a team of professionals who work together and would like to reflect on their work and experience with the aim of furthering their professional development/team performance. We will put together a bespoke programme of lectures, seminars and workshops, where you will experience tailored teaching and supervision to suit your groups’ needs and interests.
Interpreting Services can be arranged for group visits.
For further information, to discuss your options, or if you have any queries, please email our continuing professional development and events team.
Liv Overby and her colleagues from Oslo visited the Trust for a day as part of our Visitor’s Programme. The programme, which provides bespoke programmes of activity to individuals or groups, is tailor-made to suit visitor’s level of experience and specific requirements.
Liv said, “Thank you for a very interesting and inspiring visit last Friday. You were all so nice! And London is a fantastic city. All in our group were very satisfied with the programme you made for us, the professionals we met, the school-visit, and your helpfulness.”