Practice Education Facilitators
Information on the focus and responsibilities of the Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) and Care Home Education Facilitator (CHEF)
Key focus areas
- Support the preparation and ongoing professional development of the nursing and midwifery Practice Supervisor/Assessor workforce.
- Enhance and support the role of the Practice Supervisor/Assessor within the practice placement area.
- Provide robust communication networks between practice placement areas, universities and all other educational institutions who provide healthcare education/training.
- Suggest strategies to enhance the practice placement learning environment for all learners
- Facilitate education and support for all staff resulting in improved patient care.
What do PEFs do?
- Provide and facilitate Practice Supervisor/Assessor update sessions.
- Offer staff mentorship development and support.
- Support practitioners undertaking a Mentor Preparation Programme (MPP).
- Provide advice regarding supporting students in practice.
- Provide information and education on the relevant university nursing and midwifery students' assessment process.
- Facilitate and manage development and support for 'Practice Supervisor/Assessor led' education sessions for student nurses and midwives.
- Facilitate and manage the Flying Start Rolling Programme for Newly Qualified Practitioners (NQPs)
- Offer current information on nursing and midwifery education programmes.
- Give support and advice for university practice placement audits.
- Deliver current information on local, regional and national strategies, policies, and protocols in nursing and midwifery education.
- Give advice and support on NHS Education for Scotland (NES) initiatives and funded projects.
Contacting a PEF or CHEF
Students: You should always contact your Practice Supervisor/Assessor or Advisor of Studies in the first instance.
For the Tayside PEF/CHEF team contact: Tay.email@example.com
For the Fife PEF/CHEF team contact: firstname.lastname@example.org