Students spend 50% of their programme in practice so it is important that this experience meets the standards required by both professional and funding bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health Education England (working across Yorkshire and Humber).
Ensuring the quality of the practice experience is a joint responsibility between the practice provider, the student and the University. One way this is achieved is through the audit process where practice and a university link lecturer come together regularly to review the learning experience, look at examples of good practice and consider any actions for future development.
Student Placement Evaluation
Another important way practice providers, the student and the University develop the quality of practice is through student evaluation. Healthcare students are expected to complete a placement evaluation after each practice placement.
Find out more about the Audit and evaluation processes.
How to complete a placement evaluation in PARE
Reporting concerns about a placement
Healthcare professionals of the future need to ensure that they meet the requirements of both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as caring and responsible professionals who will have the privilege of caring for vulnerable patients and clients. This includes identifying issues of concern and reporting these to the University. To achieve this, we have very robust systems which enable students and health and social care professionals to identify issues of concern which include: witnessing unsafe clinical practice, concerns about the quality of the placement learning environment and bullying.
Below are links to the processes used in the Faculty of Health Sciences