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Operating Department Practice

These pages are designed to provide practitioners who support and assess operating department practice students with additional resources, to help you successfully supervise and assess students in the practice setting.

If there is any information that you think would be useful to add, please contact Lisa Wakeman, Course Leader at [email protected]

Reporting sickness and absence

It is your responsibility to inform Anglia Ruskin University of a student's sickness or absence and to make sure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.

We have a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area; therefore it's important that accurate records are kept.

Please inform the University of a student's absence by emailing [email protected] stating the student's name, SID number, clinical site, and reason for absence.

Information to support practice document

Cause for concern flowchart (PDF)

Action plans supporting the underachieving student (PDF)

Action plans to support students who are progressing well (PDF)