Needs attention and improvement notices are related to assessment of Professionalism, Health, Safety and Security, and Equality and Diversity. Prior to half-way assessment if concerns regarding several indicators are raised in these aspects, your clinical educator will inform you and contact the clinical team. After the concerns have been reviewed, if appropriate a 'Needs Attenion' will be issued in the relevant section. An action plan will be agreed to address the concerns.
After half-way if concerns do not resolve with further action, at the end of your placement you will be issued an improvement notice. If concerns are raised for the first time after half-way and you do not meet the agreed action plan prior to the end of placement then an improvement notice may also be issued. The student will meet with their clinical visitor at the University to formulate an improvement plan which will be followed up to ensure the adjustments have been made. The students will be encouraged to notify their subsequent Practice Placement Educator of any Improvement Notice at pre-placement contact to allow the Practice Placement Educators to support them throughout the process.
In Professionalism, Health, Safety and Security, and Equality and Diversity if the concerns esculate to affect multiple indicators this may consitute to an outright 'Fail'.
Sept 2017 Flow chart For CE concerns