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We understand that there is a lot of anxiety around the safety of the vaccines. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus.
A new community survey has just been launched as part of South London Listens to help find the solutions to the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of our communities.
We continue to see patients at all our sites, as well as in their homes, and have a number of measures in place to ensure our sites are Covid secure, including the wearing of face masks and coverings, deep cleaning, one-way signage and cleaning stations.
Personal IT accounts including email and internet access will be set up for you before your placement starts. You must contact the IM&T help desk on extension 5454 to obtain your Trust password at the start of your placement.
Before using the Trust's online system it is essential that you read our IM&T governance policies. These can be found on our relevant policies page
In order to access RiO (electronic patient records system), you will need:
If you already have a Smartcard:
If you do not have a Smartcard:
Your PPE will arrange for you to have a meeting with the Trust's Registration Authority (Email firstname.lastname@example.org ).They are based in the HR department at Springfield Hospital. Once you receive confirmation of your UUID Number by HR you should go to the Security Department, in the Gatehouse at Springfield Hospital to collect your Smartcard.
You must take at least three pieces of personal identification and your national insurance number with you to the meeting with the Registration Authority. These must be originals, not copies. See Acceptable forms of ID to apply for a Smartcard
Once you have your Trust password you can complete the RiO overview e-learning module on COMPASS. Your PPE will show you how to access this.
Once you have completed and passed the module you must email email@example.com and request full access
Access to RiO will only be provided and linked to your Smartcard on completion of this training
To learn about our library facilities and how to access them see our library services page.
Students may use their personal Athens passwords at the library to access relevant databases.
We have compiled a recommended reading and Internet resources list for students to help them to prepare for placements. Please discuss with your educator which pre-placement reading they would advise.
We have a responsibility to ensure that the graduating workforce is equipped to practise in changing and dynamic environments. We will ensure that we have the necessary resources to enable you to develop competence in your professionalism, knowledge and skills.
The Trust employs a part-time placement co-ordinator who has overall responsibility for the development of occupational therapy practice learning opportunities across the organisation and supporting students and PPEs during placements.
Jane Smith 07976-218718
OT Central Office Newton Building Springfield Hospital 61 Glenburnie Road London SW17 7DJ
For all placements we use university practice placement handbooks to make sure that we are aware of our responsibilities and the requirements for your placement. Practice placement educators (PPE) are also expected to attend University pre-placement briefings or access this information on-line.
We will give you a placement profile for the clinical location you have been allocated to and if possible arrange a pre-placement visit. We will also organise access to Trust IM&T systems, e-learning and libraries. We will inform you of the process to obtain your Trust ID badge, Smartcard and accommodation (if relevant)
Once the University inform you of your placement you are expected to email your PPE at least one week prior to the start date in order to introduce yourself and make arrangements to do a pre-placement visit. You can also ask any questions which will help you prepare for your placement experience. It would be useful for you to provide a summary of your learning to-date for your practice placement educator.
Please follow any instructions that your PPE gives you e.g. provide Smartcard number as this helps us save time by completing processes before you arrive.
Also, you might find it helpful to start thinking about your particular learning objectives prior to starting the placement.
You are expected to present yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst on placement, abide by the Trust values, policies and procedures and act in accordance with the RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists.
Your hours of work will be dependent on service requirements and students are expected to comply with the normal hours of work for your placement setting.