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Practice experience

Students spend 50% of their programme in practice so it is important that this experience meets the standards required by both professional and funding bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health Education England (working across Yorkshire and Humber).

Ensuring the quality of the practice experience is a joint responsibility between the practice provider, the student and the University. One way this is achieved is through the audit process where practice, the student and the university link lecturer come together regularly to review the learning experience, look at examples of good practice and consider any actions for future development. The audit tool used can be found on the Yorkshire and Humber Health Education England website and the process is outlined in the audit process document (MS Word , 55kb).

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York also has a Short Audit Document that should be completed at the point of audit and returned (via the link lecturer) to Sarah Wooffitt in the Allocations Office. This form can be downloaded here Allocations Office Short Audit (MS Word , 131kb).

Practice experience evaluation, reporting of practice concerns and supporting students with deficit hours

Another important way practice providers, the student and the University develop the quality of practice is through student evaluation and reporting of any concerns. Below are links to the processes used in the Department.

More information for staff about the audit process can be found on the staff intranet (staff only).