Having come to the end of my eight-week leadership practice-based learning opportunity, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on my time with Health Education England and more specifically the North East and Yorkshire AHP team.
From the very first day through to the last, myself and the other AHP students have been treated equally, no matter how senior the individual is. It has been a very pleasant and enjoyable environment to be a part of, one that we were welcomed into with open arms (virtually) and it is clear to see everyone loves working for HEE.
We were given our own projects to work and focus on instead of just being another number to assist on jobs. This provided me with a great sense of ownership and enabled me to work on not only my leadership skills such as communication and time management but has helped to improve my clinical reasoning, adaptability and flexibility too - all core professional skills for an AHP to possess.
It has been a great experience and something that I would advocate to many other AHP students to consider when thinking of practice-based learning opportunities.
Luke Bartlett, Health Education England Practice Learning Student and MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy Student Year 2, Sheffield Hallam University