We provide placements for pre-registration and post-registration mental health nursing and learning disability nursing students in collaboration with our local universities, in the Greater Manchester catchment area.

The placements we provide are:


  • Adult Nursing placements (community only)
  • Child Nursing placements (community only)
  • Learning disability placements
  • Mental health nursing

AHP placements

  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychological therapies
  • SALT
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medics/paramedics

As a student on one of our placements you will have a dedicated practice education facilitator (PEF) who will help support you and your manager during your placements. The PEF provides a link between Pennine Care and the universities to ensure the integration of theory and practice.

If you are a mental health nursing, learning disability nursing or allied health profession student based within the UK and are looking for a placement experience, we do consider elective requests.

Contact our practice education facilitators

Each practice education facilitator looks after placements for one of our boroughs or staff groups.

Full details are below, but you can contact them all by email at: pcn-tr.urgentpefenquiries@nhs.net

Christine Clegg
0161 716 2809

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale:
Julie Hardman
0161 716 2808

Ann Jewell
0161 716 2807

Maxine Hamilton-Bell
0161 716 3460

Ruth Dawber
0161 716 3460

Clinical educator for trainee nursing associates: 
Christine Saunders

Give us feedback

We love to receive as many student evaluations as we can to help us develop and improve your experience.

If you are a mentors, please ask your students to complete the following online evaluation: Click here to complete the survey 

Placement charter

The charter was developed by a range of learners from different health and social care disciplines, service users and carers, and health and social care professionals working in placement providers and higher education institutions in the North West.

A series of ‘placement pledges’, and ‘rights, roles and responsibilities of all learners’ in all health and social care learning environments are stated, instilling the values and behaviours embedded within the NHS Constitution (DH 2013) and Health Education England’s NHS Education Outcomes Framework (DH 2012).

The overall aim is to achieve excellence in learning, leading to excellence in the delivery of health and social care by learners in their future careers. The charter is to be displayed in all practice environments where learning takes place.