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.
Covid-19 - Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice
Please read the Health Education England Healthcare Learners Coronavirus Advice Guide, updated 25 November 2020, which outlines key information for all professions.
Follow this link to Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice (DOCX, 35.9KB) in word format, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This document is also provided as a PDF here (PDF, 176.9KB). This information complements communications shared directly with students on course BlackBoard sites.
If you have symptoms of covid-19 (link to external website), or suspect that you may have covid-19, YOU MUST NOT ATTEND YOUR PLACEMENT.
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:
Visit the NHS website for information about when and how to self-isolate (link to external website).
Updated guidance from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Health Education England
- DHSC has updated its List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only). This list makes it explicit that health and social care students on placement should be regarded as critical (essential) workers and be given the same priority access to Covid tests as other health and social care workers.
- HEE Student Statement December 2020: The Government has confirmed that for the purpose of essential travel to clinical placement and in the event of any future need for accessing keyworker places, healthcare students on placement can self-declare as critical (essential) workers.
- The National Lockdown Government Guidance states that students who are undertaking training and study for subjects allied to medicine/health should return to face to face learning as planned - National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- The UK Government has confirmed access to schools or educational settings for children of critical (essential) workers - Education and Childcare during Coronavirus.
Updated guidance for People working in Healthcare about using the NHS Covid-19 App, provided by the NHS
The NHS has provided important guidance on using the NHS Covid-19 app. (PDF, 266.7KB)
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