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Paramedic Science

Paramedic Science

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Paramedic Practice clinical placement site for stakeholders, mentors and students.

This site has been developed as a guide to help the student make the most of their practice placements.

Practice placements are an important part of the paramedic education programme and make up 50% of the learning time while at university.

It is important that students feel proficient and 'fit to practice' by the time they qualify as a paramedic and as this site contains many helpful hints and suggestions to assist them to achieve this aim, we recommend that both mentors and students read through the following sections before starting practice placements begin. This site also allows stakeholder’s to view current policies for students and their mentors.

Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement.

Support for Students on Placement - Freedom to Speak Up, BAME, Disability and LGBTQ Network Contacts in the NHS

Please find information about how to contact NHS Trust Freedom to Speak Up  and BAME Network, Disability Network and LGBTQ Network contacts in NHS settings here (PDF, 126KB).

Covid-19 Advice

Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement in relation to Covid processes and reporting.  This includes adhering to your placement provider's guidance on Covid testing, contact tracing and reporting, in addition to meticulous hand hygiene and use of PPE. Please be mindful of how your actions outside placement could put yourself, your colleagues and service users at risk - use face coverings, maintain social distance and reduce contacts outside your household in accordance with current government advice.

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: Health and Care Professions Council (link to external website)

  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS has set up a Health and Wellbeing Hub (PDF, 2MB)which NHS staff and health students in the region can contact to access confidential support and self-help resources when required in "these distressing times".

Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement in relation to Covid processes and reporting. This includes adhering to your placement provider's guidance on Covid testing, contact tracing and reporting, in addition to meticulous hand hygiene and use of PPE.   

Covid-19 Immunisations - Important advice for all students in relation to placement learning

A significant number of our placement providers expect their staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and these placements require all students who attend placement in their organisation also to be fully vaccinated. Any delays in ensuring that you are fully vaccinated could prevent you from commencing a placement.

Book your coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination

Contacting the Paramedic Science Team

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

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