Clinical Student Placements
Pre-registration nursing students at the Universities of Surrey can join us for course-specific clinical placements. These are arranged through the university
We also offer medical placements for undergraduate medical students from St Georges Medical School as part of their curriculum. These placements are arranged via the Medical School. For further details please see our Student Information below.
We offer return to practice placements of varying lengths for qualified clinicians and health professionals. We also consider work experience placement days for college students.
We can adapt placements to support individual learning needs and all applications will be considered.
Our aim is to support students throughout their placement, and we hope this information will act as an introduction to us and our services.
Palliative care provides a unique opportunity to provide truly holistic care, the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of each patient and their relatives being afforded equal importance.
You will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences at the hospice. Wherever possible, we will allow you to observe investigations, scans and procedures taking place.
Your mentor will ensure that you are confident in carrying out procedures that you meet on a day-to-day basis.
We allocate a mentor to you before your placement commences. Your duties will shadow theirs as much as possible, but if you do have some requests that differ, we will make sure that another staff member supports you for these shifts. You may, of course, change your mentor if you wish.
Your assessor and mentor will be qualified in teaching and assessing (ENB 998 or Mentorship Preparation course) and will liase with you about the timings of reports and the aims and objectives of your placement.