Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Diagnostic Radiography clinical placement site for Clinical Liaison Officers (CLOs), supervisors and students.
This site has been developed as a guide to help support and inform clinical education aspects of the course. Clinical placements are an important part of the diagnostic radiography education programme and make up more than half of the learning time while at university. It is important that students feel proficient and 'fit to practice' by the time they qualify as diagnostic radiographers.
This site contains many helpful hints, information and suggestions for everyone involved with clinical placements to help them achieve this aim. We recommend that CLOs, supervisors and students read through the following sections before clinical placement begins.
Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement.
Support for Students on Placement
BAME Networks and Freedom to Speak Up Contacts in the NHS
Please find information about how to contact NHS Trust Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and champions, and BAME, LGBTQ+, Dis/Ability networks in NHS settings here (PDF, 816.3KB).
The South Yorkshire ICB Health and Wellbeing Hub
The South Yorkshire ICB Health and Wellbeing Hub is provided by the ICB's mental health specialist partner Vivup and provides confidential fast track emotional and psychological support for healthcare workers.
Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement in relation to Covid processes and reporting. This includes adhering to your placement provider's guidance on Covid testing, contact tracing and reporting, in addition to meticulous hand hygiene and use of PPE. Please be mindful of how your actions outside placement could put yourself, your colleagues and service users at risk - use face coverings, maintain social distance and reduce contacts outside your household in accordance with current government advice.
If you attend your placement while you have symptoms of covid-19 you will put service users/ clients/ patients and staff at risk of Covid-19 infection. Please read the requirements for safe practice and avoiding harm to service users/ clients/ patients in the professional codes of conduct and ethics for your future profession: Health and Care Professions Council (link to external website)
- You can find advice here from the UK Government on Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19. (link to external website).
- If you have symptoms of covid-19 (link to external website), or a positive lateral flow test, or suspect that you may have covid-19, YOU MUST NOT ATTEND YOUR PLACEMENT.
- Please refer to the UK Health Security Agency Guidance - COVID-19: Managing healthcare staff with symptoms of a respiratory infection
- Please refer to UK Department of Health and Social Care - Infection prevention and control in adult social care settings
- You can find guidance here from the NHS on Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19). (link to external website)
- The NHS has provided important guidance on using the NHS Covid-19 app. (PDF, 266.7KB)
Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement in relation to Covid processes and reporting. This includes adhering to your placement provider's guidance on Covid testing, contact tracing and reporting, in addition to meticulous hand hygiene and use of PPE.
Covid-19 Immunisations - Important advice for all students in relation to placement learning
A significant number of our placement providers expect their staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and these placements require all students who attend placement in their organisation also to be fully vaccinated. Any delays in ensuring that you are fully vaccinated could prevent you from commencing a placement.
Book your coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination
Contacting the Diagnostic Radiography Team
if you need to contact a member of the Diagnostic Radiography Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here