An action or omission by a student that significantly calls into question their competence, health status or adherence to relevant Professional Body Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (NMC 2015, HCPC 2016) should be reported to the PEF and WBLT immediately.
The concerns will be serious enough to warrant immediate action rather than be addressed through the mentorship/supervision and practice assessment process.
Examples of such incidents may include:
The above list is not exhaustive. As a “rule of thumb”, this procedure embraces any incident that would result in immediate action being taken if it involved a member of staff of the placement’s organisation.
Serious untoward incidents involving student procedure:
ACTION PLANNING FOLLOWING A SERIOUS UNTOWARD INCIDENT
An Action Plan will be drawn up if there are conduct or competence issues that a student must address to ensure that the serious untoward incident is not repeated.
Action planning is appropriate for incidents that do not result in a Fitness to Practice hearing, or following a Fitness to Practice hearing a student is allowed to continue on their programme of study.
The Plan should include:
Actions to be carried out by the Student, e.g.:
Actions to be carried out by Practice/UCLan staff (Mentor, PEF, Link Lecturer, Academic Advisor), e.g.:
Details of any remedial assessment of practice, and timescale for its achievement
Details of monitoring arrangements and timescale for completion of plan.