Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing placement learning site for Nursing students, supervisors and assessors.
Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing placement learning area for Nursing. Here you will find advice, guidance and supportive resources to help you maximise your placement experience.
The information here is specific to this profession. On this page you will find information that will help you make the most of placements whether you are a student, part of the University or work in a clinical setting.
The menu on the left will help you navigate sections about preparation, allocation, assessment, attendance and support.
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).
Contacting the Nursing Link Team
If you need to contact a member of the Nursing Link Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.
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 Nursing Academic Team
If you need to contact a member of the Nursing Academic Team, including the Specialist Practice District Nursing course team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.