Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Midwifery clinical placement site for students, supervisors and assessors.
Clinical placements are an important part of the pre-registration midwifery education programme and make up 50% of the programme. It is important that students are proficient and 'fit for practice' by the end of the programme.
Mentors are essential in supporting, supervising and assessing students for these aims to be achieved.
This site has been developed to provide information to guide the supervision, support and assessment of students whilst they are on clinical placements. It also gives information about mentorship and individuals in the University who you can contact if you require more information and/or support.
We hope you find this site helpful. We will appreciate your comments and suggestions, so please let us know what you think. If you have any views and opinions about this site, or would like to contribute to it please contact any of the lecturers in the midwifery team.
Covid 19 - Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice
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) - October 2020
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 essential workers and be given the same priority access to Covid tests as other health and social care workers.
Updated guidance for People working in Healthcare about using the NHS Covid-19 App . Provided by the NHS - October 2020
The NHS has provided important guidance on using the NHS Covid-19 app. (PDF, 266.7KB)
Contacting the Midwifery Link Team
If you need to contact a member of the Midwifery Link Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.