South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Practice Placement Educator’s Meeting October 2006 Terms of Reference 1. Constitution The group will ensure that best practice is adhered to with regard to providing placements to student Occupational Therapists. 2. Role • The role of the group is to keep up to date all Occupational Therapists who either provide practice placements to Occupational Therapy students or would like to do so. • The group will share good practice by discussing new ideas or existing practice that is effective. • The group will discuss any difficulties that have been experienced by practice placement educators so that solutions may be found by drawing on colleague’s experience. • The group will regularly update any paperwork used by practice placement educators or students. • A guest speaker from either Coventry or Derby University will be invited to speak regularly in order to provide a different perspective on the process of providing student placements. 3. Membership The meeting is open to all Occupational Therapists who provide student placements or would like to do so. 4. Frequency/Duration of Meetings Meeting are held bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. Venues vary but are usually held on the St George’s site Next meeting16th November 9.30 Room 4 Learning Centre 5. Accountability and Authority The group reports to the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead.