• Midwifery

    Academic study and clinical practice are of equal importance with the midwifery programmes. Oxfordshire offers the full range of midwifery placement settings, including free-standing birth centres, which have excellent reputations for the quality of their maternity services. These placement areas are solely for Oxford Brookes students.

  • Advice for Students about Personal Safety:

    Advice on Vigilance Whilst Terrorist Threat Level is Critical in England:

    The following link is useful for all students on placement:

    Guidance on Responding to Unexpected Incidents or Emergencies:

    1. Current midwifery practice assessor/supervisor update pack and resources

    2. Role description, preparation requirements - Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor Academic Assessor and overseers

    3. Allocating Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors to students and other key information

    4. Models of Supervision

    5. Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor Preparation and Updating events

    • TBC

    6. Resources for developing your skills in supporting/assessing students


    Practice Assessment Documents (PADs) and Practice Education Handbooks (PEHs)

    Procedural Skills: pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery

    (This replaces "Restricted clinical skills" policy)

    Religious Practices

    Meeting the Religious and Cultural Practices of Health and Social Work Students:

    A student’s identity can have a significant and profound impact on their placement learning experience and assessment in practice, these guiding principles help to explain how the faith/non-faith traditions, cultural practices, and linguistic diversity of students can be met in practice placements.

    Reasonable Adjustment

    Health Impairment and Disability Guidelines:

    Pregnant Students on Placement:

    Process for Risk Assessment

    There are various reasons for when a placement provider will need to undertake a risk assessment for a student entering practice. For more information:

    Sickness/ Absence

    Dress Code

    Students on placement/ in the practice setting are considered to be ‘employees' of the placement provider and must adhere to all local policies e.g. Dress code for employees or Uniform and Dress Policy for clinical staff.

    Key Points for Good Practice Placements

    In the Event of the Student Failing Competencies in Practice

    Managing Concerns About a Failing Student on Placement


    Statement in Relation to Supernumerary Status of Students on Pre-qualifying Courses/Programmes

    Discontinuing/Adjusting Placements:

    Student Practice and Study Hours

    These guidelines are prepared for students, placement partners and programme teams. They are informed by considering student health and safety and the potential impact on public safety.

    Useful References/Links:

    Attendance Policy: