Clinical placements

  • Avoidance of immuno-suppressed patients.
  • Placements arranged close to student's home.
  • Car parking.
  • Placements with good transport links or which are otherwise easy to access.
  • Taxis to placements.
  • Rotations in more manageable order.
  • Additional coaching and mentoring.
  • Opportunities to sit down.
  • Additional support for students in finding placements that meet their requirements.
  • Buildings made accessible for wheelchair users and others with mobility impairments.
  • Checking of lighting and obstacles.
  • Alternative learning opportunities where placements cannot be made accessible.
  • An electric scooter for getting around a hospital.
  • Replacement sets of wheels for entry to the operating theatre.
  • Training of work placement providers in disability equality and how to work with disabled students.
  • Increased supervisory support.
  • Slowing of ward rounds, help in carrying notes.
  • Arrangements made to ensure that disabled people can take personal assistants or assistive technology with them where necessary.
  • Amplified stethoscopes.
  • Compatibility of patient records, x-rays and test results with the individual's software magnification programmes.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Adjustments to working hours, for example reduced hours, reduced day time on-call duties, fewer or no night time duties or weekend calls.
  • Adjustment made to duties, for example no crash calls for wheelchair users.
  • Part-time placements.
  • Extra time and time out.
  • Time off to fit treatment schedules, therapy and out-patient appointments.
  • Placements modified to allow attendance at signing and lip reading classes in the evening.