Employer approaches to building placement capacity

04 / 07 / 2019

Ambitions to scale up the number of nursing students across the NHS set out within the NHS Long Term Plan and the Interim People Plan will require services to increase the number clinical placements they offer. Understandably there is some apprehension about how additional capacity can be generated.

This briefing provides an insight into some of the strategies and ideas being explored by employers to increase placement capacity and offers some options for you to consider.

This resource may be useful to share with those involved in nursing education or used to form part of a wider discussion in your sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or integrated care system (ICS) regions about how you might take a place-based approach to scaling up your capacity to host students.

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