Offering student placements
By developing more placement opportunities in community and primary care we have a chance to inspire our current undergraduate students to consider working in these sectors, therefore contributing to workforce development and recruitment of the future workforce.
The benefit of a Placement in General Practice, a quote from a third year student nurse from Plymouth University:
“My final sign off placement was in Primary Care at Redgate & Somerset Bridge Surgery, in Bridgwater, Somerset, and it honestly changed my whole outlook on nursing. I was so grateful to have finished my journey as a student in that practice. I have never been allocated a placement so beneficial or useful to my training and I want every student to experience what I did. Prior to this I did not get the best from my placements but this placement made me the autonomous and competent practitioner that I honestly thought I would never be, and I will do anything I can do to help encourage students into primary care”.
Cassie Colebrooke, Third year student, July 2019