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Student Support in Practice Website

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a strong commitment to training and development. As a well established teaching hospital we have strong academic links to a number of universities including the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford, University of Bolton and Edge Hill University.

Elective medical placement requests:

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE PEF TEAM WITH REQUESTS FOR AN ELECTIVE MEDICAL PLACEMENT, AS WE CANNOT HELP YOU TO ARRANGE THIS.  All medical students: requests for elective medical placements from students based abroad or at another UK university, PLEASE CONTACT Nick Smith at Nick.Smith@mft.nhs.uk. For further enquires please contact medical.staffing@mft.nhs.uk.  For information regarding applications for a car parking permit for medical students please click here.


  • Nursing, Health Care Scientist or Allied Health Professions students: please continue to access the resources and information within this website. Click here for contact details of the Practice Education Facilitator Team.
  • For work experience, volunteering and other health care programmes, for example cadets and apprenticeships: please see table below for helpful contacts.

Cadet programme

Praveen Bance

Tel: 07884082751


Trainee Assistant Practitioners (TAPs)

Lynn O'Reilly


Care Certificate / Apprenticeships

Fiona Chapman

Tel: 0161 901 0944 / 276 4746


Pre-employment programme

Harriet Dobson

Tel: 0161 901 0215



Jane Tilley

Tel: 0161 276 5190


Work Experience

Helen Boothby

Tel: 0161 276 4299


NB: Students must attend a school / college with a Manchester postcode, be as a minimum in Year 12 and have a home Manchester postcode.

CMFT Practice Education Facilitators

General Enquiries



Return to Practice (RTP)

CMFT supports qualifed nurses whose registration with the NMC has lapsed, to come back to nursing. We work in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University's Return to Practice Programme, providing placements to complete the number of return to practice hours required. This is dependent on how long the nurse has been out of practice. We provide a sign-off mentor, to guide, support and assess the student enabling them to successfully complete the Return to Practice Programme and re-register with the NMC.

Once you are allocated a placement in the Trust, your point of contact for any concerns you may have is: Kirsty.Jamieson@mft.nhs.uk or 0161 701 1854

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