Occupational Therapy

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Occupational Therapy practice placement site for students and educators.

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Occupational Therapy practice placement site for students and educators. This site has been developed to provide easily accessible information about supervision, support, assessment and all the placement processes for both students and educators. It also gives information about the APPLE accreditation programme for practice educators.

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 Occupational Therapy Team

If you need to contact a member of the Occupational Therapy Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.

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