The role of the academic in clinical practice has long been debated with no consensus on either what it is or what it should be. This paper suggests that we need to move on from the debate and implement ways of working that are commensurate with the needs of the students in individual organisations whilst fulfilling the requirements of curricula and individual roles. Within one university, a new way of working with partnership placement providers was implemented. This paper outlines the process, experience and outcomes of the initiative and attempts to provide an honest account of the achievements and complexities of such a project.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|