Supporting Student Nurses in General Practice

Welcome to the nursing educator support web page, your first destination for empowering and equipping nursing educators with tools, resources and a community needed to excel in the vital role. As a nursing educator, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare by inspiring an guiding the next generation of compassionate, confident and capable nurses. 

We understand the unique challenges and rewards that come with being a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor. Whether you have a wealth of experience as an educator or new to the role, this page is designed to support you and your professional development needs. 

Our mission is foster an inclusive culture and collaborative space where nursing educators can find comprehensive support, share knowledge, and grow both personally and professionally. Here is what you can expect from this page; 

Resource Hub: Access to a wealth of resources, that align with the latest developments in nursing education. 

Community engagement: Connect a vibrant community of nursing educators, sharing best practices, exchange success stories, and seek advise to navigate challenges together. Promoting collaboration and excellent in practice learning. 

Professional development: Stay up to date with the latest advancements in nursing education which will enrich your teaching skills and keep you ahead of the curve. 

Support and guidance: We recognise the importance of a supportive environment for nurse educators. The Practice Learning Facilitator alongside university colleagues are here to offer you guidance and support when you encounter issues. You are not alone in this journey, and we are committed t helping you to succeed. 

Whether you seek inspiration, resources, or a community to be part of, this page is your go to place. Let us work together to promote high quality, excellent practice education which makes a lasting impression on the nursing profession. Thank you for your dedication and passion for shaping the next generation. Together, we can build a stronger, brighter future

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires all pre-registration nursing and midwifery students to complete 2,300 hours of practice. Clinical placements which will equip you with the right skills, knowledge, confidence, and competence to become registered nurses. Your clinical placements can be hosted in any of the neighbouring NHS trusts (Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership Trust) or you can be hosted in one of the GP practices within Leeds boundaries.  

Supporting Students in General Practice 

Learning modules for student nurses to undertake in General Practice 

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Topic Web Link 
NHS library support for students NHS Primary Care Placement student resources – Leeds Libraries    
Leeds practice placement website for all Nursing/Midwifery and Social Work students Practice Placements : placements for Nursing, midwifery and social work (   
Health Education England (HEE) Student Hub Student hub | Health Education England (   
The NMC ; The Code, The Future Nurse Standards The Nursing & Midwifery Council – The Nursing and Midwifery Council (     
The Nottinghamshire Alliance Mapping of pre-registration adult nursing proficiencies and how they can be achieved in primary care Proficiencies-for-Primary-Care-Nursing (1).pdf 

What is a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor?

Standards for student supervision and assessment

How to become a Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor:

Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) – elearning for healthcare

As a Practice Assessor, how do i annually update?

You can choose how you want to evidence to the NMC that you are up to date and head of any changes in practice education. You may choose to sign up to the NMC quarterly educator newsletter, attend one of the twice yearly Leeds Beckett University Host Practice Assessor conferences, or you may choose to attend an education conference. 

Where does the educator register, placement profile and educational audit sit? – Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation

How do I get a Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation (PARE) educator account?

Contact your practice learning facilitator- [email protected] and she will create you an account. If you have completed an update your practice learning facilitator will update your account to reflect this.

Where do I find my nursing student allocations?

Sign In

Where does my students practice assessment document sit? 

PebblePad – The Learning Journey Platform

Is there a multi professional student forum that students in General Practice can access?

The multi professional learner forum happens once a month, for more information contact your practice learning facilitator [email protected] and she will send you the links to the forum.

Is there support for educators?

From September your practice learning facilitator will provide weekly drop in sessions to support you in your educator role and troubleshoot any issues. These will be hosted on MS Teams every Wednesday 12-1. Please email [email protected] for the link to this session.

Your Practice Learning Facilitator will provide a 2 hour forum, which will be held once every semester. This forum can serve as your annual update, bringing together nursing educators from General Practice and community. It presents a valuable opportunity to foster a community of practice where we can share best practices and innovative approaches in nursing education. Together, we will collaboratively address some of the most significant placement issues and challenges that arise in our work. To ensure that the forum covers topics that interest you the most, we aim to feature external guest speakers, who will present on specific subjects as decided by you. These speakers will bring insights and expertise, enriching our discussions and enhancing overall educator and student experience. To access the below forums please email [email protected]

12th October 2023 1-3pm

29th February 2024 1-3pm

27th June 2023 1-3pm

Other helpful resources for students and educators:

Health and Wellbeing:

Home – MindWell

Neurodiversity information hub – MindMate

Health & Wellbeing Services

Professional Development

Clinical Skills

Leeds Health and Care Learning Portal: Log in to the site

BMJ Best Practice

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, Leeds Libraries for Health. Simple searching for reliable sources of healthcare information. – Leeds Libraries


Home – elearning for healthcare

Practice Placements | placements for Nursing, midwifery and social work