Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Programmes

Last updated: 12 January 2021

Practice Supervisor Programme

To become a Practice Supervisor, you need to attend the Practice Supervisor Programme.

Prior to the session you will need to pick up a Practice Supervisor Programme booklet from the Education Centre and complete the activities within it.  Once completed, you can attend the Practice Supervisor Programme either virtually via Microsoft Teams or face-to-face.  To book onto a session you need to:

  1. Log into ESR and select your preferred date of the programme.
  2. Inform your line manager and ask them to approve this on ESR.
  3. If you are on a virtual programme, please ensure on the day you have access to a computer, tablet or a smart phone.
  4. The invite email will be sent to your PHUT email address.  Once received, if you wish to undertake the training from home, please forward this to your own personal email account. Click this link in your personal email on your device to open Teams and access the camera and mic.  Please be aware that cameras do not work on all Trust computers.

Watch this video produced by the RCN for more information about the Practice Supervisor Programme:



Practice Assessor Programme

In order to progress onto the Practice Assessor programme you first be able to demonstrate the following set of outcomes as a minimum;

  1. Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills appropriate to the students learning and assessment;
  2. Evidence how you have utilised objective evidence based assessments of students (e.g. observation, OSCE, debriefing);
  3. Discuss how you have provided constructive feedback to facilitate professional development in students and peers;
  4. Demonstrate your knowledge of the assessment process and your role within it.

In order to assist you in demonstrating these outcomes we have included in this handbook some useful aids to document your progression.

  1. Student supervising diary;
  2. Reflective account forms (3 in total to cover outcomes 2, 3 and 4)

      (Please remember that you will be able to use the reflective pieces as part of your re validation)

Watch this video produced by HEE for more information about the Practice Assessor Programme:



NMC Practice Supervisor / Assessor Updates

Once you have attended the Practice Supervisor or Assessor Programme you will need to have an update on an annual basis.  You can do so by completing the e-learning session on ESR or by attending a face-to-face session which you can book via ESR.

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