apologies for long title! Steph & I attended the South Central SHA network meeting last week (Wed July 25th) - its chaired by Janine Ling (Head of Quality/Education) and its focus is on supporting placements within the South Central patch.
We briefly explained the purpose of the m-Learning project and it was evident that other projects are also underway, hosted by other HEIs (for example, Southampton). The SHA has also just appointed an e-Learning & library manager (Helen Bingham) and this may be a useful contact for us in the future?
The points raised were:
* is there a mobile technologies policy to cover placements/students & to act as guidelines for mentors/practice educators? This could be generic and incorporate elements of data protection?
* useful to include briefing/demonstration for mentors/practice educators involved in project/supporting students.
* Clinical placement facilitators (CPFs) and Trusts to be involved in project evaluation/assessing impact on placement. CPFs representative to be co-opted onto future project meetings.
* Project brief to be sent round CPFs/network for comment/information & to make contact with Helen Bingham.
Suggestion made that student sample/placements to target one SHA only (easier in terms of partnership working & formulation/implementation of a mobile technologies policy?
Hope this makes sense!