We are #KMPTProud to say that KMPT won the Best Placement Provider for Canterbury Christchurch University Business Awards June 2019!

We support learning at every stage of a career including:

  • Work experience opportunities for those looking to gain an insight into future career options.
  • Undertaking health and social care courses.
  • Professional registration healthcare programmes.
  • Return to practice courses, health and social care apprenticeships and continual professional development programmes.

Most pre-registration healthcare professional programmes have a requirement to undertake practice placements as part of their learning and registration. We are keen to maintain positive practice experiences for students as they are our future workforce.

Practice placement facilitators

Both nursing and Allied Health Professional students, mentors and educators are supported in practice by the Practice Placement Facilitators (PPFs), will ensure the quality and quantity of placements within the trust.

PPFs allocate and coordinate student placements while also supporting mentors/educators in more than 100 placement settings. We aim to maximise the learning opportunities available to all students within placement settings while supporting the developmental needs of mentors/educators.


For elective requests for placements please contact:

For Nursing Placement Requests email:

Nina Phoenix
AHP Practice Development and Education Lead 

The PPFs achieve this in the following ways:

  • Work with placement areas to maintain a high standard of placements
  • Keep mentors/educators updated in line with their professional body requirements and practice education issues
  • Work closely with Health Education England and local universities in the recruitment and development of health staff
  • Combining curriculum needs and placement capacity to ensure all students receive an adequate and equitable practice placement experience.

Collaborative Learning in Practice

Collaborative learning in practice (CLiP) model in a Mental Health Nursing Placement. This multi student placement was piloted in a KMPT Forensic Inpatient Female ward as part of a Placement Expansion project.

Click here to watch the CLiP presentation

Special thanks to the following staff and students for their involvement in this project:

Karen Paine – Practice Assessor CLiP Facilitator
Anthonia Sorinwa (3rd year student), Diji Olanipekun (2nd year student),  Mary Olaifa (2nd year student), Bilikisu Yusuf (3rd year student),
Adebukola Gbadebo (2nd year student),  Collins Osei-Sarfo (3rd year student), Victoria Dumebi-Okoabah (1st year student)
Nina Phoenix , AHP PPF and Placement Expansion Lead
Lynn Spicer Nursing PPF
Cate Ballinger – Clinical Nurse Manager


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AHP Dashboard and Tutorials:

In KMPT we offer a diverse placement experience for our AHP’s. Students on placement in KMPT have access to our award winning dashboard, where students can engage in learning tools and resources to enhance their learning opportunities on placement. In addition to this our experienced practitioners across the Trust facilitate online webinar tutorials covering a range of interesting topics relevant for practice. These include Group Skills training, MOHO ST, and Boundaries training.

What our AHP students say about our Tutorials:

“ I really enjoyed the courses and they made my placement a richer source of learning”.

What our AHP students experience of placement in KMPT:

“Fantastic placement opportunity for any student. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here”.

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Why choose us?

1. Join a Recognised Leader in Healthcare: Our Trust has been honoured with the Preceptorship Quality Mark Award, showcasing our commitment to exceptional staff training and development. This award is not just a recognition of our excellence, but a testament to the high-quality care and support you'll receive as part of our team.

2. Elevate Your Career with Us: As an award-winning Trust, we offer a nurturing environment for your professional growth. The Preceptorship Quality Mark Award affirms our dedication to providing outstanding mentorship and continuous learning opportunities, ensuring you're always at the forefront of healthcare practices.

3. Be Part of a Winning Team: Our achievement in earning the Preceptorship Quality Mark Award reflects our unwavering commitment to staff development. Join us, and you'll be part of a team that values growth, excellence, and a supportive culture.