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Information for potential and current dietetic placement providers.

Practice Providers

Contact details for the Lead Trainer for Practice Placements in Scotland.

Trainer Contact List

Guidance on Attendance

Guidance on Attendance and Absence during Dietetic Practice Placements

In March 2011, the Universities produced Guidance on "Attendance and Absence during Dietetic Practice Placements A, B & C". This has been circulated to all students going out on placement. Please ensure that staff familiarise themselves with this document.

Guidance on Attendance and Absence During Dietetic Practice Placements

Placement Profiles

We're still trying to compile overviews of each of the dietetic placements provided in Scotland. If you haven't already done so, please forward your 'Placement Profile' to s.lennie@rgu.ac.uk to be uploaded on to this website.

Scottish Placement Profile - Master document

Courses

The Scottish Cluster run a number of courses

Practice Educator Training

The Scottish Cluster will run a course for placement educators annually, to assist and support clinicians who may be thinking about taking students on placement.

The universities will run annual courses for AHP practice educator training to assist and support clinicians with students on placement. Courses will be held in different venues throughout Scotland.

Details of courses will be posted in due course.

Approval and Monitoring

The three Universities within the Scottish Cluster are responsible for approving and monitoring the quality of each of the clinical placements provided in Scotland. To facilitate this, each NHS Trust has been allocated a 'Link University'.

The Link University functions simply as a 'local' contact point regarding strategic placement issues. If a dietetic department is interested in taking students for clinical placements or expanding their placement provision, and at the stage of seeking approval, they should contact their Link University to obtain further details on organising the Approval visit, and an 'editable' copy of the approval document.

The actual approval of a Trust for placements will be undertaken by an academic dietitian from one of the three Universities, together with a clinician (an individual with significant involvement in student training at another Trust within Scotland).

Information you will be required to provide as part of the approval process for provision of A, B and C placements is available: Scottish Dietetic Placement Approval and Monitoring Process May 2008

Placements are also monitored by the Universities, so any significant change in placement provision, or named trainer, should be raised with the Link University.

Quality Standards for Practice Placement Audit Tool

In March 2010, NES launched a 'Quality Standards for Practice Placement Audit Tool'.  Some NHS Scotland Trusts have started to use this tool.  

Quality Standards for Practice Placements Audit Tool

NES Dietetic Education Materials

NES helps to provide better patient care by designing, commissioning, quality assuring and, where appropriate, providing education, training and lifelong learning for the NHS workforce in Scotland.

Information relating to work undertaken by NES which supports Dietetic education.

Quality Standards for Practice Placement Audit Tool

In March 2010, NES launched a 'Quality Standards for Practice Placement Audit Tool'. Some NHS Scotland Trusts have started to use this tool. 

Quality Standards for Practice Placements Audit Tool

NHS AHP Practice-based Education Facilitators Programme

Find out more about the work of NHS Education for Scotland's AHP Practice-based Education Facilitators Programme:

AHP PEF Programme

Allied Health Professions Scotland - Practice-Based Education Facilitation Programme

NHS AHP website 

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