The North and West Adult Mental Health Team’s have been  recognized as providing some of the best community placements for student nurses across the country: they were the finalists for the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards, in the prestigious ‘Student Placement of the Year: Community’ category.

Students find their placements one of the most exhilarating but also challenging experiences, but the award recognizes community settings that manage anxieties about placement well, by providing learning that helps students to flourish.

Despite not being the outright winner, the teams received some outstanding testimonials about the standard of care and learning opportunities they provide. Testimonials also commented on the how skilful, caring and compassionate the staff were.