Reimagining Clinical Placements​

This is a collaborative project led by clinical, workforce and educational leaders from across Leeds health and social care partners, building on the brilliant work of the Leeds Clinical Placement Expansion Project (CPEP). The aim of the project is to challenge the constraints of the traditional clinical placement model to attract, retain and support learners in more diverse and rewarding health and care pathways. The focus is around analysing workforce data to understand where capacity can be increased; focusing on alternative methods of placement delivery, such as virtual reality, simulated placements, and student-led clinics; expanding placement capacity by introducing more Private, Independent, Voluntary Organisation (PIVO) placements by utilising the indirect supervision model and re-thinking the culture around student placements, developing leadership and ensuring quality of placements.

We understand the need to shift focus towards investing more in prevention, early intervention, and rehabilitation to mitigate avoidable growth in secondary care. This is in line with the approach of the Health and Care partnership to deliver the Health and Wellbeing strategy and Healthy Leeds Plan. One way to collectively support this shift is by ensuring placement capacity across different sectors to promote careers of choice beyond secondary care settings to align with evolving care delivery models.

We want to recognise, celebrate and share examples of best practice that exist locally, regionally and nationally in clinical placements. The document library below showcases some of the great work that has taken place across defined workstreams:

Alternative Methods of Placement Delivery

Activity base
Area of interest
Document
Place Based Activity (Leeds)
Virtual Placement Model for Mental Health Nursing Students at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT)
Virtual Placement Model presentation
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
Extended Days Model at West Yorkshire Learning Environments Assessment and Placements Team (WY LEAP)
Extended Days Model
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
Trainee Paramedic Placements in Social Care Settings from University of Bradford & University of Huddersfield
Trainee Paramedic Placement presentation
National Activity
Role Emerging Placements for Dietetics at University of Hull
Role Emerging Placements
National Activity
Clinical Placements in General Practice at Newcastle GP Services
Clinical Placements in General Practices
National Activity
Occupational Therapy Placements across Social Care from Skills for Care
OT Placements across Social Care

Expansion of Clinical Placements

Activity base
Area of interest
Document
Place Based Activity (Leeds)
Student Leadership Model in Leeds Primary Care with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust
Primary Care Student Leadership Model
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
Indirect Supervision Model at University of Huddersfield
An Indirect Supervision Model
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
Student-Led Clinics at NHS England – General and Podiatry focus
Student Led Clinics
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
Student-Led Clinics at NHS England – General and Podiatry focus
The Student Led Clinical Project – YouTube
Regional Based Activity (West Yorkshire)
West Yorkshire LEAP (Learning Environments Assessment & Placements) – Private, Independent & Voluntary Organisation’s (PIVO) Scoping Project Report
West Yorkshire PIVO Report
National Activity
Indirect Supervision Model at University of Chester
Indirect Supervision article
National Activity
Indirect Supervision Model at University of Chester
Indirect Supervision presentation
National Activity
‘EASI’ Model – Evaluator-Appraiser-Student-Integrated by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Hull EASI Model – YouTube
National Activity
‘EASI’ Model – Evaluator-Appraiser-Student-Integrated by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Hull EASI Model – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
National Activity
Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) System Rotations Programme. The Derbyshire Nurse Model from University of Derby, Derbyshire Community Health Service NHS Foundation Trust and Joined Up Care Derbyshire Integrated Care System
Newly Qualified Nurses (NQN) System Rotations Programme presentation
National Activity
Student nurse placements in social care settings from Skills for Care
Student Nurse Placements
National Activity
Optimising occupational therapy placements across social care from Skills for Care
Occupational Therapy Placements

System Leadership, Quality & Culture

Activity base
Area of interest
Document
Place Based Activity (Leeds)
Practice Placement Charter from Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT)
Practice Placement Charter
National Activity
Clinical Placement Strategy at West London NHS Trust
Clinical Placement Strategy 
National Activity
The Allied Health Professions (AHP) Strategy for England (2022-2027)
The Allied Health Professions (AHP) Strategy for England (2022-2027)
Regional / National Activity
Social Care Nurse Advisory Council
SCNAC- The Outstanding Society

Provider Recruitment & Onboarding

Activity base
Area of interest
Document
National Activity
Expanding Placement Capacity by NHS Employers
Expanding Placement Capacity
National Activity
Allied Health Professions (AHP) Clinical Practice Placement Tariff from Health Education England
AHP Clinical Practice Placement Tariff

PIVO (Private, Independent, Voluntary Organisations) Resource Library

Activity base
Area of interest
Document
Place Based Activity (Leeds)
Placement Development Pack
PIVO Placement Development Pack
National Activity
Allied Health Professions (AHP) in Mental Health Settings
Allied Health Professions (AHP) in Mental Health Settings
National Activity
Allied Health Professions (AHP) in Learning Disability Settings
Allied Health Professions (AHP) in Learning Disability Settings

 

For further information or ways to get involved, please contact leedsoneworkforce@nhs.net