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Welcome to the support site for practice educators in Operating Department Practice

About us

This website is designed for practice educators that support General practice Nursing students from London South Bank University. Practice education is a key component of delivering courses for General practice Nursing and therefore a high priority for the School. Practice placements account for a third of all courses leading to registration as an OD.

The information on this website aims to support practice educators supervising students learning in practice. On this site there is information about the programmes students are studying, practice learning, assessing students on placement as well as placement documents.


The programme offers preparation of practice educators as well as continual support through placement briefings and refresher days. We also value our relationships with our placement providers and have two placement coordinators and managers’ meetings each year. The dates for all our practice educators preparation and meetings are available on this site.

Ensuring quality learning environments for students is an important part of the partnership between the School of Health and Social Care and our practice placement providers. Information about quality monitoring procedures is available on this site.  

Explore the site

Programme overview

Practice learning


Preparation of Practice Educators

Communication and partnership with placement providers

Placement documents and forms

Role emerging