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Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Preparation and Support

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Preparation and Support

Recovery programme standards

Please note that the Nursing and Midwifery Council has retained Current Recovery programme standards "in response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation". These include standards relating to student supervision and assessment roles.  Information explaining what this means for students and educators  has been published by the NMC.

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor (post-2019 NMC Standards)

Please read if you are a student midwife or a practice supervisor/ practice assessor of student midwives: 

Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC, May 2018)

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Preparation

If you are a qualified health professional and you want to become a Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor, please contact your Trust Education Team for advice on how to become a Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor.

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Updates

The core areas that all SHU Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor updates must include and which should be very clearly communicated are:

  • Update with NMC professional standards
  • Understand the students' programme
  • Understand assessment process that occurs in practice
  • Understand process to follow when a student is failing to progress
  • Know how to access placement information websites for key information and SHU contacts
  • Know how to access placement information websites for key information about support available to them in their role in supporting the students
  • Know SHU placement learning policies are housed on the SHU placement learning websites and know processes for escalation of concerns, and
  • The essential need for the placement provider to communicate with the university about any incidents or accidents or concerns.

As an indicator of good practice the update should be recorded on PARE. If you need further advice please contact the Learning Environment Manager or Link Lecturer for your clinical area.

Supporting Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors

Attendance at face to face updates, for example updates provided by the Link Lecturer, can be recorded contemporaneously on PARE

It is important that you maintain and can provide evidence of your annual update to meet NMC standards for continuing professional development. 

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