Student Placements within a Primary Care / GP Setting
Being allocated a practice placement within a general practice gives the student an opportunity to witness and participate in healthcare at the very heart of the community, and foster an understanding of living with all aspects of long term conditions, illness and minor ailments. Working alongside a practice nurse mentor the student can observe, assist, and undertake a multitude of interventions that contribute to the well-being of the patients.
Access to a wider multi-disciplinary team will be helpful in augmenting the evidence required for all domains within OARS and will supplement the knowledge of many long term conditions, their symptoms and relief and control.
In a primary care setting there will be an opportunity to learn about physical health, mental health and emotional health, across the healthcare spectrum, caring for children, young adults, adults and the elderly.