Building Relationships to Enhance the Student Experience in Practice Placements. Terri Rapson Faculty of Health. What we thought we had. Nationally a series of reports highlighting poor standards of basic nursing care in several acute hospitals and care homes. What we actually had.
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Building Relationships to Enhance the Student Experience in Practice Placements
Faculty of Health
Nationally a series of reports highlighting poor standards of basic nursing care in several acute hospitals and care homes
NHS failing in basic care of some elderly
patients, warns watchdog some NHS trusts
do not provide dignity and nutrition for some senior
Nurses 'too busy' to help elderly patients with basic care
One in three nurses said they did not have time to help
patients eat or go to the lavatory
Hospital sorry for failings over care of toddler
Man, 35, died after catalogue of hospital errors
Disengagement and despondency
The need for further Integrated Team Working betweencare providers, education and regulatory bodies
Duplication of workand timewhen gathering and presenting evidence
Impact on staff confidence,
morale and ability to work
efficiently and effectively
Inconsistency of message
given and received
LETTING NEW PICTURES EMERGE
Improving quality care and patient safety
Honesty and probity
Building genuine partnerships (beyond tokenism)
Enhancing the quality of the learning and practice environment
Proactive culture of learning
Unifying education and practice
(people and resources)
Shared vision with objectives
(direction with a purpose)
Working in partnership
Learning from past and present
(actions, consequences and outcomes)
Practice Learning Improvement Project (PLIP)
Deputy Director of Nursing/Professor of Nursing and Practice Development appointed
- Senior clinician forums
- Educational audit improvements
- Practice engagement (Link lecturer visits) enhancement
- Algorithm devised– for withdrawal of placements
Senior level organizationengagement in mentoring issues, student capacity, educational audit, recognizing and responding to student concerns.
Recognition of early indicators of a clinical area in difficulty
Investment in strong placement support roles is essential
Asking the right questions of students, clinicians and service users
Acknowledge the need for transformation and change
Recognise that investing and resourcing is essential for quality placement experience.
Scrutiny should be embraced not avoided.
Networking and dissemination vital to share learning
Any Questions Please?
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010) Quality Assurance of Education
[Accessed 29th June 2011]
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) ‘Standards to support learning
and assessment in practice’ NMC, London.
Quality Assurance Agency (2011) Benchmarking academic and practitioner
standards in health care subjects QAA, London.
[Accessed 31 May 2011]
Parliament United Kingdom Health Committee; Seventh Report 2011 Annual
Accountability Hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council 19th July 2011.