Oxford Brookes students recognise health and social care providers in placement awards

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Overall Placement of the Year Awards 2017 MSK Physiotherapy Dept. Abingdon Community Hospital

Healthcare and social work students at Oxford Brookes University have recognised staff from the NHS, Social Care and Social Services in the Placement of the Year Awards this week (27th June 2017.

The Placement of the Year Awards celebrate excellent placements and learning environments provided by health and social care providers from 350 placement providers, including local NHS Trusts including the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Great Western NHS Hospital Trust in Swindon, as well as placement providers in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire.

Our placement colleagues, who have years of experience within their discipline and in facilitating practice learning, provide rich and varied student learning experiences, and have a significant impact in role-modelling best practice.

Netta Lloyd-Jones, Head of Practice Education, Oxford Brookes University,

The placement providers are nominated by students using criteria such as quality of care, learning opportunities and student support.

Head of Practice Education at Oxford Brookes University, Netta Lloyd-Jones said: “High quality placement learning is essential for health and social care pre-registration education. Our placement colleagues, who have years of experience within their discipline and in facilitating practice learning, provide rich and varied student learning experiences, and have a significant impact in role-modelling best practice.

"We take this opportunity to demonstrate how much we value their input to our professional programmes. Students gain their experience in a variety of settings including NHS, private and voluntary and independent sector and social care. The Placement of the Year Awards allows the students an opportunity to recognise and praise those who have supported them."

The overall winner for this year’s Placement of the Year Awards 2017 went to Abingdon Community Hospital, MSK Physiotherapy Department who also took the Physiotherapy Placement of the Year award.

Physiotherapy student Kristina Ilsley nominated the team for their passionate and inspiring staff role models and the Centre’s nurturing learning culture and dynamic environment for development.

Kristina said: “I loved this placement and learnt more than I could ever imagine. It was lovely to be part of a team that genuinely enjoy their job and help each other out.  It was an excellent placement that I did not want to leave!”

Regional Group winners

All nominations were judged by a panel comprising of members from the partnership Practice Education Group, Chaired by Sarah Khan, Deputy Head of Practice Education and Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, Oxford Brookes University.

Placement colleagues from health and social care providers accepted their awards at a glittering ceremony at Oxford Brookes’ Harcourt Hill Campus on Tuesday 27 June 2017. Professor Val Heath, Practice Placement Quality Lead, Health Education England, was presented the awards.

Winners for each professional group

The winners of the 2017 Placement of the Year Awards by category are:

Overall winner:

MSK Physiotherapy Department, Abingdon Community Hospital  

Placement of the Year Winners for each profession:

  • Adult Nursing (Swindon) Dove Unit Great Western Hospital
  • Midwifery Delivery Suite John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Occupational therapy Neurological Rehabilitation Service Oxford Centre for Enablement
  • Adult Nursing (Oxford) Stroke Unit John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Social Work Complex and Treatment Intervention Team, Victoria Centre
  • Paramedic Milton Keynes Ambulance Station
  • Physiotherapy MSK Physiotherapy Department, Abingdon Community Hospital
  • Mental Health Nursing Ashurst Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Centre
  • Children’s Nursing Tom's Ward, Children's Hospital
  • Return to Practice Henley Minor Injuries Unit
  • Children’s and Mental Health Nursing Highfield Unit, Warneford Hospital
  • Operating Department Practice Theatres, Southmead Hospital

Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector (PVI) winners:

  • Social Work Alana House, Reading
  • Healthcare Wardington Care Home, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • GP Practice Patford House Surgery, Swindon  

Local education and training boards (LETB) winners:

  • Health Education England (South West) Placement of the Year: Operating Department Practice: Southmead Hospital
  • Health Education England (Thames Valley) Placement of the Year: MSK Physiotherapy Department, Abingdon Community Hospital – Physiotherapy
  • Health Education England (London) Placement of the Year:Occupational Therapy: Hyper acute and acute stroke units, St George’s

In addition there were 89 nominations where the student considered the placement worthy of winning placement of the year and of these 11 were highly commended.

More information about studying, Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the website.

Images:

(1) Overall Placement of the Year Awards 2017 MSK Physiotherapy Department Abingdon Community Hospital (centre), Professor Val Heath, Practice Placement Quality Lead, Health Education England (first-left) and Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University (end-right). 

(2) Regional group winners

(3) Winners for each Professional group