Student Placements

Overview

Student placements take place in a Clinical Learning Environment (CLE).

This is an audited primary care service, which is thoroughly inspected to ensure the services and students safety. They provide a setting of realism, where skills and knowledge can be applied to patients directly and prepare students for a successful and future career.

With a positive experience, and the fact that many career paths are chosen whilst on placement, we believe students will return to primary care upon graduation. This will, in turn, sustain the future of primary care and its workforce.

Student Placements

Nurse

General Practice is particularly suited to supporting the development of nursing students due to the wide range of learning opportunities.

If you are a practice that trains medical students or doctors to become GPs, then you will already have developed your own ideas about how to structure a learner’s working week. 

Student nurses benefit from a similar range of learning opportunities are known to improve practice and care delivery. Placements can vary from 5-12 weeks.

Paramedic

Paramedics have a track record in providing flexible and innovative ways of delivering extended clinical care.

They are an autonomous practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to assess and treat. They also have the ability to diagnose, supply and administer medicines. 

Any practice can host a student paramedic, and a typical 

Physician Associate

The Physician Associate (PA) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside GPs. 

They support GPs in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the supervision of a doctor.

Benefits

You will be educating the workforce of the future, helping to sustain the NHS
Service providers will receive payment for each student they mentor.
Mentoring a student will help to develop your skills such as leadership and communication
Grow your own, many students return to work at the service setting where they had a positive experience
Create an open atmosphere for discussion, leading to patient focused decision-making
We will support you, providing solutions to problems and free training to help develop you and your team

Placement Charter

This Charter demonstrates the Placement’s commitment to provide a safe and high quality learning environment for all learners to prepare them for their future roles working collaboratively in multi-professional teams.

Expressions Of Interest