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Placement expansion and innovation

A robust and sustainable approach to good quality placements and learning environments is critical for us to effectively expand our workforce by growing the number of Allied Health Professionals in education. To deliver this Health Education England are working collaboratively across professions, universities, Royal Colleges, professional bodies, and with our regulators to share learning and build ambition.

AHP Learning Placement Exchange

We encourage you to use this platform to:

  • Access the most up to date national policy and guidance from arms-length bodies, professional bodies and regulators
  • Share best practice or innovation around expanding placement capacity and improving quality
  • Seek support if you have placement capacity or quality challenges
  • Share information on placements e.g. resources, funding

To access the AHP Learning Exchange you will need to sign up to NHS Futures >> 

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Webinars and workshops 

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar, we had over 450 attendees.

Agenda:

 - Reporting on AHP student placement online workshop and 150 Leader workshop - presented by Char Hobbs, HEE Student Placement, Janice St John-Matthews
 - Innovative placement solutions - crowd-sourced learning from practice - presented by David Marsden, Regional Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England
 - Round up of PSRB work - presented by Ruth Allarton, HE Advisor
 - close by Beverley Harden, AHP Lead, Health Education England

Webinar resources

 - Webinar recording
 - Presentation slides

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar, we had over 45 attendees.

Presented by: Leah Asante & Peter Roberts, University of Huddersfield, the webinar will cover: 

 - Definition of on-site clinics
 - why they are in place
 - benefits
 - how-to guide

Webinar resources: 

 - Webinar recording 
 - Webinar slides

If you wish to contact the speakers for more information on their talks:

Dr Peter Roberts, Senior lecturer and course leader to the BSc (hons) Podiatry course at the University of Huddersfield
Ep.roberts@hud.ac.uk

Leah Asante, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Manager at the University of Huddersfield
El.as.asante@hud.ac.uk

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar, we had over 140 attendees.

Presented by Dr Rachel Russell, University of Salford, the webinar will cover:

 - What are role emerging placements
 - What do they look like
 - The University of Salford Model
 - The benefits of REPs

Webinar resources

 - Webinar recording 
 - Webinar slides
 - Webinar Q&A report

If you wish to contact the speakers for more information on their talks:

Rachel Russell, University of Salford
r.c.russell@salford.ac.uk  

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar, we had over 240 attendees.

Recording of the webinar held on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Presented by David Marsden, Regional Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England working across the North East and Yorkshire and delivered by Sophie Gay, Placement Manager, University of Winchester, looking at:

 - 2:1? 3:1? Dyad? What do these mean, and what can they look like in your service
 - The benefits of multiple student models - NOT just to increase capacity
 - Overcoming the ‘barriers’ to having students
 - Creating a learning environment - making students a part of the team
 - Quick wins  - what can be done NOW to increase your student capacity whilst maintaining high quality learning experiences

Webinar resources

 - Webinar recording
 - Sophie Gay's webinar presentation slides
 - Webinar Q&A report

If you wish to contact the speakers for more information on their talks:

Sophie Gay, Placement Manager, Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, University of Winchester
sophie.gay@winchester.ac.uk  Twitter - @SophieGResearch

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar, we had over 620 attendees.

Whilst we aim to expand our workforce by increasing the number of Allied Health Professionals in education we need to ensure that we also have good quality placements and learning environments to support this. There is increasing potential to include simulation and TECS* placements as part of this.
any HEIs and Trust are doing this already, aim of the webinar is to:

 - Define what we mean by simulated and TECS* placements
 - Explain and share the opportunities and resources already in place to support simulation
 - Provide the regulatory and professional body position on simulation and TECS placements
 - Showcase examples from around the country, many of which are easily generalisable/applicable to different professions and areas.

*Full agenda below

Webinar resources: 

 - Webinar recording
 - 
Final agenda here
 - 
Webinar slides

If you wish to contact the speakers for more information on their talks:

Dr Helen White, Subject Head Nutrition & Dietetics, Simulated Dietetic Placement
E - H.White@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Taylor, Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, A novel Peer Enhanced e-Placement (PEEP) completed by BSc Occupational Therapy students
Lisa.Taylor@uea.ac.uk  Twitter - @drlisataylor

Bethan Hebberd, Physiotherapy Lecturer, THRIVE: An Interprofessional Student Lead TECS for Older People Whose Health and Wellbeing has been Indirectly Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis
B.B.Hebberd@hud.ac.uk 

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