Current waiting times (average) Emergency Dept. (A&E): 31 minutes Emergency Dept. (children): 23 minutes Learn more about our waiting times
 

Student Welcome

Welcome to the IOW NHS Trust, we are really looking forward to having you on placement. We know that you're going to want to get organised with travel and accommodation, and the links at the bottom of this page will be useful to you in terms of booking travel and accommodation. 

We have a really friendly supportive Clinical Education Team who are here to facilitate your placement with the IOW NHS Trust. They can be contacted by email: iownt.ClinicalEducationTeam@nhs.net 

Contacting Your Placement Area

Please click on this link to access our practice placement profiles, here you will find all the relevant information for your placement. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve or update this information. 

Please contact your placement area directly to discuss any placement requirements such as recommended reading, relevant policies, protocols or guidelines, learning opportunities and requesting shifts.


Learner Induction

As a student you will be expected to attend both an organisation induction and a local induction of your placement area. The Clinical Education Team will email you to invite you to your student induction, please note the student induction will be in a virtual format using Microsoft Teams. We look forward to meeting you at your virtual induction and we hope that this will provide you with the opportunity to meet other learners and a member of our Clinical Education Team. 

http://www.iow.nhs.uk/Working-With-Us/learning-zone/clinical-education.htm


Support During Clinical Placement

The placement area manager or their student link will allocate you a Practice Assessor (PA) and a Practice Supervisor (PS) for the duration of your placement. Resources to support your PA/PS can be found here.  Remember to inform them if you are off sick and follow your universities normal process. The placement area manager and your PA/PS are always your first points of contact for support, however remember that the Clinical Education Team are here to support you too and can be contacted by email. iownt.ClinicalEducationTeam@nhs.net 

The Clinical Education Team have developed the Supporting in Learning Practice Toolkit (SLIP Toolkit) to help facilitate learning in clinical placement for both students and PA's/PS's. Take a look a the SLIP Toolkit here and discuss with your PA/PS.

The Clinical Education Team run an informal virtual student focus group every Wednesday at 0900hrs. Click here to join the meeting. We are happy to support you in any way we can, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Placement Visit Opportunities

The IOW NHS Trust is a really diverse organisation and we have developed placement visit opportunities to support and enhance your learning experience. Click on this link and take a look at what we have to offer. 


Learning Resources

Library 

Whilst on placement you will have access to our Library (This is currently virtual access). During your induction you will have the opportunity to join. Please visit the following link to find out more about the library resources available to you.

http://www.iow.nhs.uk/Working-With-Us/oliveira-library/oliveira-library.htm

Marsden Manual Online

https://www.rmmonline.co.uk/ 

Clinical Skill.net

https://www.clinicalskills.net/dashboard 


IT and e-learning

Whilst on placement the Clinical Education Team will organise IT access for you to be able to use Trust computers. Access to other information systems used in Clinical Practice will be organised by your department manager. Our IT dept can be contacted by email: iow.ict@nhs.net 


How to find us / getting here

Ferry Travel

There are 3 main ferry companies offering travel to the Island. Please see links below

http://www.wightlink.co.uk/ 

http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/ 

http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/


Public Transport

There is a good public transport network on the Island. The bus service is regular across the Island and offers student discount on production of your University ID badge.

http://www.islandbuses.info/


Accommodation

We have accommodation available on site at St. Marys Hospital. Please see link below for more information.

http://www.iow.nhs.uk/work-for-us/accommodation.htm

Alternatively, please see link below for more information on private lettings for the Island. 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Isle-Of-Wight.html 


Car parking arrangements

You can apply for a student rate parking permit at a discounted rate.  Application forms are available either when booking accommodation or by contacting iow@cp-plus.co.uk

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