NHS student scheme
The NHS Evidence Student Champion Scheme, in partnership with NICE
This year NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) have offered an exciting opportunity for students from Medway School of Pharmacy to join their NHS Evidence student champion scheme. NHS Evidence is a service provided by NICE to ensure easy access to trusted sources of evidence. The scheme is a national initiative which recruits student champions to disseminate information about the NHS Evidence database to their fellow undergraduate students in structured learning sessions. It aims to improve the routine use of evidence-based information in future pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals.
The scheme was formally launched in spring 2010 following a pilot, involving twenty six medical, pharmacy and nursing students from the University of Manchester, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Huddersfield and University of Bradford.
Twelve third year students from Medway visited the NICE offices in London on the 28th May 2012 to gain insight into how NICE works and to receive training on how to use NHS Evidence search effectively. These students will deliver NHS Evidence learning sessions to their fellow undergraduates in the new academic year. They will evaluate their teaching sessions and provide feedback on their experience to NICE. A certificate of participation signed by Sir Michael Rawlins (Chair of NICE) and Dr. Gillian Leng (Deputy CEO of NICE) will be awarded upon completion of the project.
Dr Sarah Corlett has helped establish the student involvement in this exciting initiative and acts as the school co-ordinator.