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Restriction on student placements lifted

12 May 2017

The Practice Education Team are pleased to advise that all supernumerary students may return to full placement (including on DCAs) as of Monday, 15 May. The Op instruction is currently being numbered and signed and will go out to all staff before the end of the today, Friday.

As of this Monday, 15 May, students may resume placement shifts on DCA’s marked with four or five-person capacity and following the direction of Operational Instruction regarding supernumerary student’s safety where escorts are required on Double Crewed Ambulances. (Copy attached – for email version only).

In order for the process to resume smoothly, students must follow the instructions below:

·         Students whose DCA shifts for w/c 15th May are showing on GRS may complete these shifts.

·         Students whose shifts (even if previously submitted) are not showing on GRS are unable to attend placement.

·         Please do not resubmit any previously requested shifts.

·         As of 15th May, 3rd Year students only at each University can book placement shifts for week commencing 22nd May.

·         As of 15th May, all students can book placement shifts for week commencing 29th May.

·         Emails must be clearly labelled with your University in the title field, (i.e. CCCU = Canterbury Christ Church University, UoG = University of Greenwich, etc.).

·         All booking requests from now on will only be accepted if at least two weeks’ notice has been given, remember you can book up to six weeks in advance.

·         Shifts may only be completed within your agreed placement area.

·         Any requests sent to studentshifts that do not meet the above requirements will be returned to the sender. Shifts may therefore not be available when next submitted.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they follow these instructions.

The Practice Education Team apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused whilst resolving this issue and wish to thank all operational colleagues and management teams who have supported students during this unsettling time.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local Practice Education Lead (PEL) or any member of the Practice Education Team.


Nigel Brown, Practice Education Lead – Clinical Education

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