Learners have an important role in raising concerns about the standard of care.
Students will face unfamiliar and challenging situations, but this cannot account for witnessing problems with care delivery, the environment, clinical resources or believing someone is being put at risk, abused or neglected. Student views are respected and will be acknowledged and acted on. Students should be able to raise any questions or concerns with placement educators and not fear reprisals or negative feedback.
If you have a concern, speak to someone:
- Speak to your placement educator.
- If you are not able to speak to them for any reason, talk to the placement manager or a lead clinician.
- Contact the leads for education in practice (e.g. Practice Education Facilitator, Work Based Education Facilitator, Undergraduate MedicalEducation Manager, or Cadet Lead).*
- Use the local incident reporting system or speak to the Patient Safety team.
- If you are not happy to raise the issue with the placement, contact your tutor or learner support at your Education Provider.