CSH Surrey is proud to provide placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students from a variety of universities. We work hard to ensure our placement experiences reflect the NMC/HCPC Standards of Proficiency and the current University curriculums.
We have qualified and highly experienced Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors and Educators who support our students while on placements with CSH Surrey.
- Community hospitals: we run five community hospitals that provide 24 hour nursing care for people needing specialist rehabilitation nursing and therapy input. The aim is to help patients return to living as independently as possible. You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary nurse-led team that includes nurses, physios, occupational therapists, doctors and social care.
- Rapid Response: this service provides multi-disciplinary nursing and therapy input when patients require urgent care and support at home. GPs and hospitals refer to this team.
- Community nursing: this service provides direct nursing care in patients' homes and in the community
- Walk in Centres: these provide medical treatment when patients' conditions are urgent but not emergencies.
- Multi-disciplinary community hub teams: we have a number of community teams whose patients are primarily the frail elderly and who the teams support to stay safe and independent at home. You will work as part of the community hub team (nurses, therapists, GPs, social care) and with external partners to support proactive case management and client self-care of long-term conditions to help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
- Specialist teams: our specialist nurses provide expert knowledge and practice in areas such as continence, respiratory disease, heart failure, tissue viability, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and stroke. You will have the opportunity to spend time in these areas as part of your placement. Elective placement opportunities are also available within these teams.
- Children's community nursing and therapy teams: these include Health Visiting, School Nursing, School Immunisations, Continuing Care, Specialist Community Nursing and Paediatric Therapies including Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
- Adult Therapy services: these include musculoskeletal services, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services, domiciliary and community rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, podiatry, dietetics and psychology.
Support while on placement
Before starting your placement you will be allocated a Practice Supervisor/Practice Assessor/Educator from within the team you're working in who will support you while on placement.
To further support you and ensure you have a positive learning experience and achieve all your learning outcomes, our Clinical Practice Educator will be available throughout your placement.
We work with a number of different universities and education providers who will provide support and guidence as required throughout your programme. This will include your personal tutor at your University.
Sarah Watts, Registered Nursing Associate: "I found out about the Nurse Associate role at a Health Care Assistant Forum meeting. I was attracted to the role because I wanted to progress and wanted the recognition I would gain in the role. The application process was straight forward and quick - we applied in January and started the course in April. There have been ups and downs over the 2 years, but mostly ups! It has been hard work as we were working full time in the placements and studying for exams and writing essays as well. That said, I would recommend this course to others: it’s a good opportunity to progress and gain huge amounts of valuable experience."
Amelia Brown, Paediatric nurse Degree Apprenticeship: Amelia is a Children's Community Carer with Children and Family Health Surrey and is in the second year of the Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Programme. "The course has been life changing. Doing an apprenticeship means I can work and still provide an income for my family while training for a career that I am so passionate about. I've felt very supported throughout the programme and feel incredibly lucky to be on this programme, which is helping me to train and achieve something that wouldn't have been possible in any other way financially." Read more.
What our students say about placements at CSH Surrey
- "The nurses are all very compassionate and attentive to patients, it is real holistic care. The nurses were very caring and hard working. Every member I worked with was compassionate and willing to give each patient as much advice and time as they needed. It was my favourite placement so far – I loved every minute of it, it gave me a huge variety of experiences. I’m hoping to go back another time."
- "My mentors designed my placement around what I wanted to learn/practice. All the nurses were very caring and knew all patients by name and discussed best methods of care when needed. A lovely placement with friendly staff who were all welcoming."
- "All the staff were fantastic and supportive, providing an excellent learning environment with lots of opportunities. All the mentors invited me to spend time with them meeting my learning outcomes. The nursing team met all the needs of the patients, showing care, compassion, understanding and were extremely supportive, going out of their way to provide the highest standard of care they could give. They go the ends of the earth for their patients."
- "The district nurses were amazing and you could tell they had the patient’s interests at heart. They went out of their way to ensure patients and their families understood their care and involved them in all stages of the decision making process. Working in the community allowed me to experience a different kind of nursing, it was a good learning experience and increased my confidence in patient care.The District Nurses were a lovely team who cared well for their patients. Staff were kind, caring and considerate – they go the extra mile to enhance patients’ experience in their homes."