Student Practice Assessor and Supervisor
Guys St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. We always strive for excellence in education, supporting our diverse range of pre-registration and post-registration learners. In total we now support over 1,000 students per year, including adult child and learning disability student nurses, midwives, Apprentice Nursing Associates, Registered Nursing Degree Apprentices and Return to Practice students nurses, We also support Internationally Educated Nurses through our comprehensive and state of the art education programmes.
At Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust we strive to innovate in education and cultivate learning culture in all areas. We actively support the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018) NMC proficiencies (pg 27-37).
Guys St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has close links with it’s partner universities: Kings College London King’s College London – Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, London South Bank University Home | London South Bank University, Greenwich University and Coventry University. Once a place at university is secured, an NHS Trust is appointed where clinical placements will be offered with 50% of the course in university and 50% in clinical practice.
Guys St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated Trust offering in-hospital and out of hospital (community) placements. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) stipulates the students require a ‘rounded’ experience during their training. This includes medical, surgical, critical care and community experience. Our supportive and engaging placements are planned throughout the duration of training, ensuring diversity and variety of learning experience. This is achieved by provided excellent placements across our integrated services in South East London.
Student are valued members of each team on every placement. Students are welcomed and nurtured in all clinical areas and are supported by our highly experienced and dedicated Practice Supervisors and Assessors. All have been trained in the Standards for Student Support and Assessment. Teaching is also provided on a weekly basis delivered by clinical experts. Student voice is developed and listened to through placement evaluations and we are always open to receiving feedback to improve.
There is a designated email address for students to contact the Clinical Education Team with any queries or concerns. Student Nurses can join our Trust Bank as a Nursing Assistant after 6 months of training to enable them to increase their knowledge and skills, as well as to supplement their income while they are training.