Students and Practice Education

Pennine Care provides placements for pre-registration adn 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
  • Dietician
  • Psychological Therapies
  • SALT
  • Podiatry
  • Orthoptics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medics/Paramedics
  • Social Work

Healthcare scientists

  • Audiology

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 staff and the support available within the universities to ensure the integration of theory and practice.

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

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It is vital that we generate as many student evaluations as we can so that we can develop and improve the student experience. Mentors, please prompt all your students to complete the following online multi-professional evaluation

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. 

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Practice Education Facilitators

Each Pennine Care Practice Education Facilitator covers a borough when dealing with issues in nursing placements, and then acts as a lead for designated allied health care professionals. This is to ensure that all Pennine staff has equal access to and support from our team.

Dental Services & Bury Nursing:
Christine Clegg
Tel: 0161 716 2809

Orthoptics & Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Nursing:
Julie Hardman
Tel: 0161 716 2808

Dietetics/Nutrition & Oldham Nursing:
Ann Jewell
Tel: 0161 716 2807

Occupational Therapy & Tameside Nursing:
Ruth Dawber
Tel: 0161 716 3460

Audiology, Physio, SALT & Trafford Nursing:
Maria Gillott
Tel: 0161 716 3460

Maxine Hamilton-Bell
Tel: 0161 716 3460

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