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Placements in focus: guidance for education in practice for health care professions

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    Department of Health - English National Board for Nursing,Midwifery and Health Visiting
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    1 January 2001
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The purpose of 'Placements in Focus: Guidance for education in practice for health care professions' is to provide practical and contemporary guidance to enhance the quality and innovative development of practice placements. It is an integral part of the Government's modernisation agenda and The NHS Plan (DoH, 2000a). This guidance builds on previous work and on evidence about students' experience of practice. It has been prepared collaboratively by a number of statutory and professional bodies and the Department of Health. It will form a complementary element of changes to the quality assurance of NHS funded health professional education programmes. This guidance will be relevant to all those with responsibility for developing, providing, assessing and quality assuring practice experience to meet the needs of all non-medical health care students, including students of clinical psychology, dietetics, health visiting, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech and language therapy and other allied health professions. Cites 16 references. [Book abstract]

Published jointly by the Department of Health and the English National Board for Nursing, Widwifery and Health Visiting.

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