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Radiotherapy and Oncology

Radiotherapy and Oncology

Welcome to the Sheffield Hallam University Radiotherapy and Oncology clinical placement site for mentors, assessors and students.

Information contained in this site applies to:

  • BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology in Practice (Pre-Registration)
  • DA BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology (Degree Apprenticeship route)

Clinical placement training is a vital part of our students' skill acquisition and accounts for a significant proportion of the programme. It is important that students are proficient and 'fit for practice' by the end of the programme and your input as a mentor in supporting, supervising and assessing these students is vital for these aims to be achieved.

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

Students gain active and quality clinical experiences at our partner sites:

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield
  • Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
  • James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
  • Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
  • Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
  • Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
  • St James's University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Leeds
  • Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Newcastle

It is the challenge of educators to facilitate and support the increasingly proactive role that Therapeutic Radiographers play in educating and supporting Therapeutic Radiography students whilst they are on clinical placements.

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 Laura Jacques (Clinical Education Lead) at L.Jacques@shu.ac.uk 

Support for Students on Placement

BAME Networks and Freedom to Speak Up Contacts in the NHS

Please find information about how to contact NHS Trust Freedom to Speak Up Guardians and champions, and BAME, LGBTQ+, Dis/Ability networks in NHS settings here (PDF, 816.3KB).

The South Yorkshire ICB Health and Wellbeing Hub

The South Yorkshire ICB Health and Wellbeing Hub is provided by the ICB's mental health specialist partner Vivup and provides confidential fast track emotional and psychological support for healthcare workers.

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)

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 Therapeutic Radiography (RONC) Team

If you need to contact a member of the Therapeutic Radiography (RONC) Team, you can find email and telephone contact details here.

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