News & Events
Current News - Winter 2013 - 2014
This page contains information on any upcoming events and recent developments relevant to Scottish dietetic practice placements.
In 2011, the Operational Group of the Scottish Cluster for Dietetic Placements met with Lead Practice Educators in Perth. At that meeting, a number of aspects were raised by Practice Educators and briefly discussed, including the need for a review of dietetic placement learning outcomes and assessment tools within Scotland. Since the BDA were going through the process of updating the Curriculum, it was agreed that a suitable time for such a review would be after the launch of the new curriculum. We are therefore now at the appropriate time to explore any issues related to dietetic placements.
Please click on the link below to take you to a ‘Stop, Start, Continue’ survey that is being undertaken to review and scope opinions across the whole of the dietetic profession in Scotland regarding Dietetic placements. We are looking for all Dietitians to participate in this exercise, since all are likely to have some experience or involvement in dietetic placements (either as having been a student on a placement in recent years, or in contributing to the facilitation of learning of students). Apologies to those who receive an invitation to this survey from other routes, however we want to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to ‘have their say’.
We are looking for individual responses so that no views or suggestions are missed. However, if some groups prefer to respond collectively then there is an opportunity at the end of the survey to indicate if it is a group response.
Thank you for your participation. The deadline for completion is 31st December 2013.
The spring edition of the 'Dietetic Practice Update Newsletter' is now out. You can view this under the 'Placement Providers' page.
Practice Educator Training
GCU University have organised training for January 2014 for 'AHP Practice Educator Training'. Please click on the link below to obtain further information on dates, venues and registration.
HEI & Practice Placement Placement Providers Meeting - November 2011
HEI and Practice Placement Providers Meeting - 4th November 2011 Perth Royal Infirmary
This meeting was held in Perth and after an on-line survey the three themes that were discussed on the day were:-
1. Impact and management of a changing NHS and changing dietetic practice on placement provision.
2. Standardising the placement experience.
3. Maintaining and improving the dialogue between HEI’s and placement Providers.
A summary of this will be circulated in due course.