Operating department practitioners

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Operating Department Practitioners clinical placement site for mentors and students.

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Operating Department Practitioners clinical placement site for mentors and students. 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 Martin Reilly in the ODP 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 Operating Department Practice Team

If you need to contact a member of the Operating Department Practice Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.

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