Primary Care Academy News

Welcome to the team Sara!

Sara has been succesfully appointed to our new PEF role within the academy and we are looking forward to you all meeting her. With regards to her role we have decided to provide you with the following information to help you understand the role of a PEF (Practice Education Facilitator):

This new role is designed to contribute to the learning environment in Primary Care by providing support, educational input and development activities, to enhance the role of mentor as well as ensuring that students are given a worthwhile learning experience during placements. This innovative post will enhance and assist in the development of a learning environment where both education and lifelong learning are seen as integral to clinical practice.

All Practice Education Facilitators are experienced clinical staff, who are committed to the education and continuing professional development of mentors. They will support nurses and midwives by further developing communication networks between all stakeholders.

The Academy provides placements students in collaboration with our local universities, in the Greater Manchester catchment area. The placements we provide are:

  • Undergraduate Nursing
  • AHP placements
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychological therapies
  • Occupational therapy
  • Paramedics
  • Physician Associates
  • Healthcare students

All students on placement will be able to contact the practice education facilitator (PEF) who will help support them during placements,

About the role:

  • The PEF will support Mentors; Sign-off Mentors and Students in practice
  • The PEF work collaboratively with Universities and Placement Areas in order to improve and maintain the quality of student placements
  • The PEF will maintain the Practice Learning Support System (PLSS) database to ensure our students receive a high quality placement experience
  • The PEF will support Inter-professional Learning throughout
  • The PEF will contribute to the designing and delivering training & development programmes for clinical staff

Projects that will be coming in the near future:

  • The Preceptorship Programme
  • HCA Care Certificate Programme
  • Student Training Sessions & Induction

For news and updates about the above please follow our Twitter page: @HMRPCA or Facebook at: HMR Primary Care Academy.

Paramedics in Primary Care

General Practice is changing. Many GP’s are facing recruitment issues and HMR Primary Care Academy recognise that other professionals would be beneficial to practices to improve the service offered.

Paramedics are highly trained, degree-level professionals. They have been first responders in a variety of situations, they also see the same types of patients as GP's, and are experts at keeping patients at home and linked to various community teams. If you are interested in offering a paramedic a placement in your practice –get in touch.   

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