What are placements? 

Primary Care Academy find suitable placement opportunities for students who want to gain experience in or are seeking a career in primary and community care. Placements form a valuable part of their learning experience. It enables students to gain real-life skills and knowledge that will support their course objectives and career development.
Placements vary in length depending on individual course requirements. 

HMRPCA works in partnership with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the region to support student placements across a range of courses. This is central to our work and forms one of the Core functions each training hub is commissioned to deliver against. 


What are place-based tariffs/placement tariffs? 

Every individual student placement that is hosted by a GP Practice, or other community-based organisation, comes with a placement tariff. The hosting organisation is known as the placement provider. The tariff is a one-off payment of money that is gifted to the placement provider. It is a set amount to acknowledge the staff time taken to supervise and train the student. It is used to cover this back-spend and has to be justifiable for use on the placement. 

The amount is set and provided by Health Education England (HEE). The Placement Lead will contact the student's Higher Education Institution (HEI) to find out what the tariff amount is. Usage restrictions are included in the HEI guidance documents. Some HEIs may take a small administration fee from the set tariff for processing the funding. Other HEIs will ask HEE to transfer the full amount directly to the placement provider's bank account. 


Become a placement provider? 

HMRPCA would like to encourage all GP Practices in Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale to consider offering a student placement. We feel the local areas offer excellent examples of primary and community care provision. By offering a placement, it encourages students to remain in the county after graduation. This in turn supports local workforce planning. 

If you are interested in becoming a placement provider, please:

"email us here"

and a member of the HMRPCA Team will get in contact with you regarding the next steps.

Become a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor?

In 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA) which includes the requirement that all NMC registrants should be ‘suitably prepared’ to undertake the role of student supervision and assessment as part of the nursing role. 

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Student looking for a placement?

If you are a student looking for a placement within Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, please get in touch via:
"email us here" 
to discuss how we might work with your university to develop a local placement offer for you. 

These are current student placement opportunities:
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Midwifery 
  • Nurses 
  • Paramedics 
  • Physician Associates 

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