Student Placements

Slaithwaite Health Centre are proud to be linked with the University of Bradford and the University of Sunderland. We have had successful placements of Year 3 medical students and PA (physician associate) students in the practice. The understanding and co-operation of patients has been appreciated and very positive. 

You should always be made aware at the time of booking your appointment if any student is timetabled to be with your GP or nurse and given the option for them not to be present. This is completely understandable at all times. 

Other Health Professional Training

We are keen to help support and help train other health professionals and are proud to have links with the University of Huddersfield with student nurses.

  • Physician Associates (PA) - A Physician Associate is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision. This role complements that of a GP including managing patient lists, providing health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients, performing physical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, seeing patients with long-term conditions, taking medical histories from patients, analysing test results, making referrals and developing management plans
  • Trainee Nurse Associate (TNA) - Trainee Nursing Associate’s is a role that has recently been added within the NHS nursing workforce. Trainee Nursing Associates work within multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings. They deliver hands-on, person-centred care with a holistic approach to ensure outstanding patient care.