"South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust Student Placement"

About: South West London And St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

(as a student nurse),

I have met some passionate and committed nurses during my last placement. I have been encouraged by the Trust afforded to me by the nursing team as I have practiced and feel it is excellent preparation as I approach qualification.

However I noticed that the current staffing pressures on services has at times left me exposed to taking on too much responsibility without the necessary experienced staff to support me.

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Response from Jane Healey, Patient Experience Lead, Governance, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust

Dear Davbr,

My name is Jane and I am one of the Patient Experience Leads for the Trust. Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience wiuth us and I am pleased to learn that you feel you have had excellent preparation for your future careeer in nursing.

I was concerned to hear your thoughts on staffing pressures and have passed these onto my colleagues so that they can respond to these in more detail.

Kind regards


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Response from Anderson Pustam, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Kingston University

Dear Davbr,

My Name is Anderson, I look after the student nurses whilst they are in placements with the Trust. I have taken onboard your comments about the staffing issues and the impact on your supernumary status as a student. I will feedback to our Heads of Nursing in the Trust.

Thank you for your feedback.


Anderson Pustam

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