Submitting key PPE figures to national bodies which determine PPE we receive, ensuring we do not run out of any. Manipulating burn rates to adjust to rise or fall in demand, attending meetings with key stakeholders to address any issues. Raising requisitions for wards/departments, creating purchase orders for suppliers. Answering any queries there may be. Handling any field safety notices and ensuring appropriate action was taken if we held any affected products on site.
Me and the team provided short term intensive treatment to individuals with a range of mental health conditions. The day-to-day responsibilities involved going on home visits and talking to the individuals about things such as how they were coping, and how we could support them. We also took medication is and carried out assessments to evaluate if an individual‘s mental state was improving or not. In some cases the home treatment team wasn’t able to provide enough support so the individuals have to be admitted into hospital; these are individuals who are very acutely unwell and will not cooperative with the team. But in most cases and the individuals made improvements and were able to be discharged to a community team. The difference between the home treatment team and the community team is that the treatment team provides more intensive support so we often carried out visits two or three times a day for the same individual. Whereas a community team has a larger caseload so may only see the individual once a week maybe even less.
I really enjoyed this insight! I felt like I really expanded on my knowledge and skills of the specific area where I was working. I feel like the experience I have gained during this four week insight visit will definitely benefit me in my future career. I have also built up my confidence a lot. In the four short weeks I was there, I became really comfortable and familiar with the working day and when it was time to leave, I didn't want to go!
I really enjoyed the insight program at Croydon hospital. It gave me a great understanding of the work that takes place in the healthcare system. I was able to see the work of doctors but also other healthcare professionals who work in the multidisciplinary team. It was a really enjoyable experience for me.
I was able to get a hospital work experience through the NHS website and it was my first exposure of the clinical setting. I thoroughly enjoyed the placement as it allowed me to see the work that takes place in a hospital environment. The full support of the doctors ensured I made the most of my time.
As someone who has wanted to study medicine for a long time, my work experience on the geriatric ward at a large hospital was extremely insightful and enjoyable. It reinforced my desire to study medicine and was very useful for experiences to talk about during my medical school interviews. The staff were very welcoming and taught me a lot.
I was able to do a medical placement at Lewisham hospital, which allowed me to observe the work that takes place in district general hospital. I was able to get close to doctors and patients, and see the professional relationship between them to treat patients of their medical condition. I really enjoyed the attachment.
I enjoyed my insight to an extent. I undertook this after the first year of my medicine degree so I was quite restricted in what I could do but I think it was still quite a good learning experience in watching the doctors and how they perform their medical practice, and I picked up key things from this
I completed the placement alongside my masters in biomedical science. I greatly enjoyed the experience to work in an NHS lab as this allowed me to gain an insight into what is expected to work as a biomedical scientist and the structure of how to train and develop the position within the NHS.
The placement was very helpful for my future role. It was my first experience of working within an office environment, with a variety of different team members. I very much enjoyed my time there, the team were very friendly, welcoming and I was lucky enough to have a really great Supervisor, a Clinical Psychologist.
I enjoyed working within the Trust, however there had been times where I though that I was wasting my time - there weren't enough patients/clients to see due to my colleagues being free to choose how many cases they want to see within a day. I would be left alone to do some reading and I truly felt that I did not learn much. However, the environment was nice and it was nice working with the patients and their families.
I enjoyed my insight very much, it gave me a very realistic outlook on what it would be like to work in the field of biosciences, and the roles of different professionals within a hospital. It highlighted the importance of infection control on a daily basis, and the different policies involved.
The placement was a great insight of how the pathology laboratory operates, including the automated machinery. At university you learn the underlying techniques, however, the placement puts the knowledge into use and gives you more confidence in your understanding.
I enjoyed this placement as I was made to feel like a member of the team straight away - this was very challenging but gave me numerous fantastic opportunities to learn and progress with the support of others. Long 12.5 hour shifts were sometimes unbearable, especially on top of being a student but I was supported by my placement team and staff.
It was fantastic, I have always been made to feel very welcome in hospitals which helps a lot when it comes to settling in. The patients are often happy to talk to us students which also makes us feel more at ease. It was always good fun because the other people in the hospital were a pleasure to be around.
I enjoyed my placement very much because the people I worked with were very passionate about their job so it was joyous to listen to them talk about their roles and responsibilities. I gave it 8/10 stars because I didn't do much practical work as I'd like to have. Also I did feel that I had to take in lots of information all at once so it was quite daunting but other than that I had the most amazing time.
I enjoyed this insight to a great extend. My job was to assist the medical secretary and help at the main reception at the front desk. I enjoyed it because it was a different environment to what I am used to, which meant not only could I gain experience, but I could build character, too.
I throughly enjoyed my placement with the NHS, i gained valuable knowledge and training that no book could ever prepare me for. I gained skills both professuonaly and personally that i will carry with me throughout my career and life. It was hard work but very rewarding, you learn to apprecitae the real meaning of life
The hospital I worked in was Tickhill Hospital in the rehabilitation ward where I worked with mostly elderly individuals who were recovering from injuries and needed constant care. I found this interesting but was not involved as much as I’d like to have been but was restricted due to not being trained to do personal care and therefore did get quite bored during the placement.
I enjoyed my placement within East Lancashire Hospital Trust. I was able to spend time and shadow different consultants within different departments. The teaching delivered on wards was very beneficial and tailored to student understandings. Also, being able to move around with foundations doctors and nurses gave us an idea about their day to day jobs and improved our understanding about what they do for patients.