Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Engineering

Audiology Placements

Placements are an integral part of the MSci/BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course. Students spend two or three fortnights on taster placements during their first year (including part of the Easter break) and then 40 weeks on main placements during the second and third years (including Summer and Easter breaks). The placements are guaranteed, organised and overseen by us. The 40 week placements are also available to MSc students as part of the MSc Audiology (with clinical placement) course.

For a copy of the Terms of Placement, and other important information, including the Placement Handbook can be found below.

Important Documents

Handbook 2019-20

Handbook 2018-19

Feedback Visit

  • See Placement Handbook for guidance on the Feedback Visit
  • Summary form for Visitor
  • The student will provide the feedback forms for the procedures and appointments

End of Placement Evaluations

Undergraduate students on the BSc and MSci Healthcare Science (Audiology) course, will 40 weeks of placements during their second and third years.

Postgraduate UK/EU students on the MSc Audiology course also have the opportunity to spend 40 weeks of placement after completely their degree.

Information about the dates of these places can be found below.

MSci/BSc TASTER PLACEMENTS

Start day is Monday; end day is Friday.

  Taster
Placement 1
  Taster
Placement 2
  Taster
Placement 3
 
  Starts Ends Starts Ends Starts Ends
2017-18 15.01.18 26.01.18 19.03.18 30.04.18 21.05.18 01.06.18

MAIN PLACMENTS

MSci/BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) and post-MSc Audiology placements total 40 weeks from 2015-16.

Start day is Monday; end day is Friday.

  MSci/BSc Yr2
Summer
placement
  MSci/BSc Yr3
Spring
placement
  MSc placement    
  Starts Ends Starts Ends Starts Earliest end (UK/EU) Latest end (e.g. international)
2017-18 05.06.17 22.09.17 22.01.18 22.06.18 09.10.17 13.07.18  
2018-19 04.06.18 21.09.18 21.01.19 21.06.19 08.10.18 12.07.19  
2019-20 07.10.19 24.01.20 27.01.20 (continuous) 04.09.20 07.10.19 10.07.20 27.09.20

*To be confirmed

For semester dates, visit: University of Southampton calendar

Our current placement students work across the south of England and further afield in Dublin and Jersey.

Please note that not all placement centres are available every year.

 

Placement locations:

Basildon

Informal centre name: Basildon

Formal organisation name: Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital

Address:
Hearing Centre
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5NL

Website: Basildon and Thurrock NHS website

Departmental phone number: 01268 598577

Main contact (name and email): Ryan O'Shea, ryan.o’shea@btuh.nhs.uk

Additional sites

Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

MAIN CENTRES:

The Adult Hearing Department

Level C, Basildon University Hospital,

Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL

Tel: 01268 394732 (Direct line)

 

The Paul Su Childrens Hearing Centre

Maternity Block, Level D,

Basildon University Hospital,

Nethermayne, Basildon,

Essex SS16 5NL

Tel: 01268 394926 (Direct line)

 

The Hearing Department

1st Floor, Orsett Hospital, Rowley Road,

Orsett, Essex RM16 3EU

Tel: 01268 394732

 

OUTREACH CLINICS:

Billericay Health Centre

Stock Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 0BJ

Tel: 01268 394732

 

Wickford Health Centre

2 Market Road, Wickford, SS12 0AG

 

Grays Health Centre

Brooke Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5BY

 

Information about services and facilities

Basildon and Thurrock services and facilities web page

 

Transport

Car Parking: Pay and Display onsite at both Basildon and Orsett

Nearest Train Stations:
Basildon Hospital – Basildon Train Station (c2c line) – approx. 15 minute walk to hospital
Orsett Hospital – Stanford-Le-Hope Train Station (c2c line) – approx. 15 minute bus journey (No.200 FirstGroup plc.)

Outreach Clinics: Lifts should be provided by departmental staff

 

Accommodation available

Hospital Accommodation is available, approx. £60 per week, onsite single room with shared facilities.

Contact Sue Pitcher: 01268 593400

 

Additional anticipated expenses

Travel to both Basildon and Orsett Hospital needs to be funded by the student.

Basingstoke

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Address:
Audiology
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital,
Aldermaston Road
Basingstoke
RG24 9NA

Department: 01256 313240

Supervisor Contact Anne Munro or Bernie Watson
Anne.Munro@hhft.nhs.uk bernard.watson@hhft.nhs.uk

Transport
Bus Routes: www.stagecoachbus.com
numbers: 1, 5, 9, 32A and 45 Car Parking: A Pay and Display system operates onsite
Trains: Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further info

Accommodation
Hospital Accommodation may be available. Accommodation Office: kate.pullein@servitehouses.org.uk

Satellite Clinics
Students will be expected to attend Satellite Clinics held at Alton (twice a week, 33 miles return) and Bordon (twice a month 54 miles return). Own transport is required.

Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Boscombe

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Informal centre name: Bournemouth/Boscombe

Formal organisation name: East Dorset Audiology Service DHUFT

Address:
Audiology department
1st Floor
11 Shelley Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 4JQ

Department telephone number: 0300 303 8640

Supervisor contact: Fiona Bhikea fiona.bhikea@dhuft.nhs.uk

The department expects all students to have read and be familiar with the BSA procedures. The department currently fits predominantly Oticon aids and students may want to look at the Oticon website for information prior to starting placement.

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites: Shelley Road, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole General Hospital, Boots Healthcare Centre Poole.

Accommodation: There is hospital accommodation available at two hospitals.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital (this is closer to Shelley Road):

Tel: 01202 704398

Email: accommodation.office@rbch.nhs.uk (for an application and further information)

Transport:

Car park outside Shelley Road

Trains: National rail website. Closest stations are Pokesdown or Bournemouth.

Buses: More bus website or Yellow buses website

Satellite clinics:
If you have a car or are living closer to another clinic you may be asked to attend satellite clinics. Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Bristol

Informal centre name: Bristol St Michael’s

Formal organisation name: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Address:
Trust Headquarters
Marlborough Street
Bristol
BS1 3NU

Website: Bristol NHS website

Departmental phone number: 0117 3425855

Main contact (name and email): Pat Smith, Pat.smith@uhbristol.nhs.uk

Additional sites

Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

South Bristol Community Hospital
Southmead Hospital
Stockwood Health Centre

Information about services and facilities visit the Audiology section of the Bristol NHS website

Transport

Bus shuttle service exists between Bristol Temple Meads. Transport to community clinics is usually sorted out in house as clinicians travel in pairs.

Accommodation available

Hospital accommodation is available through contacting Sandra Perrett
Sandra.Perrett@uhbristol.nhs.uk

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Canterbury

Address:
Audiology Dept
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3NG.

*For other sites scroll down*

Website: East Kent NHS website

Department: 01227 864252

Supervisor Contacts:

Ele Miachi: emiachi@nhs.net

Transport

Bus: Stagecoach bus website numbers 25 & 25A
Coach: National Express runs from London Victoria to Canterbury, may be cheaper than the train.
Car Parking: A Pay and Display system operates onsite
Trains: National rail website the nearest station is Canterbury East.

Accommodation:
Hospital Accommodation is available including car parking; single rooms with shared facilities (they'll try to place our students in the same flat). *Apply early*

Contact: Gemma Friend: gemma.friend@ekht.nhs.uk / 01227 766877 Ext 73415

Satelite Clinics

Students will attend clinics at all of the following:

  1. William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0LZ
  2. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peters Road, Margate CT9 4AN
  3. Royal Victoria Hospital, Radnor Park Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5BN
  4. The Victoria Hospital, London Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9UA
  5. Buckland Hospital, Coombe Valley Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 0HD
  6. Faversham Health Centre, Bank Street, Faversham, Kent, ME12 8QR
  7. Queen Victoria Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6EB
  8. Whitstable & Tankerton Hospital, Tankerton Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2HN

Students will be required to visit/attend all sites.
A car is very desirable however the department will try and accommodate travel time if public transport is used. Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Charing Cross

Informal centre name: Charing Cross

Formal organisation name: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address:
Fulham Palace Road
1st Floor - South Wing
W6 8RF

Website: Imperial College NHS website

Departmental phone number: 020 3311 1021

Main contact (name and email): Evelyn Sproule, evelyn.sproule@imperial.nhs.uk

 

Additional sites

Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

St Mary Abbots Hearing Aid Centre

St Mary’s Hospital

Information about services and facilities

Audiology page of Imperial NHS website

Transport

Imperial NHS find us web page

Additional anticipated expenses

None

Dorchester

Informal centre name: Dorchester

Formal organisation name: Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust

Address:
Audiology
South Wing
Level 0
Dorset County Hospital
Williams AvenueDorchester
DT1 2JY

Website: Dorset County NHS website

Departmental phone number: 01305 255563
Main contact (name and email): Simon Baird, simon.baird@dchft.nhs.uk

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Weymouth
Bridport
Blandford
Sherborne

Information about services and facilities

Audiology section of Dorset County NHS website

Transport
Trains and buses link easily to Weymouth, so all students will be expected to attend clinics in Weymouth. Other outstations are only accessible by car and so students will only attend these if they have their own car or if they get a lift with other members of staff.

Accommodation available
Hospital accommodation is available on site

Additional anticipated expenses
There is a charge for staff parking on site. Train/bus travel to Weymouth when attending clinics.

Dublin

Informal centre name: Dublin

Formal organisation name: The Ear Clinic and Ear Shop Ltd

Address:
The Ear Clinic & Ear Shop
78 Eccles Street
Dublin 7
Ireland

Website: Ear Clinic Dublin website and earshop website
Departmental phone number: Text friendly number: 00353863492763
Main contact (name and email): Nina Reade, info@earclinic.ie

Additional sites
Students may be expected to attend Satellite Clinics at Charter Medical Centre, Smithfield, D7, a short 10 minute walk away

Transport
The clinic is located in Dublin’s northwest inner city, on Eccles St, near Dorset St and the North Circular Rd. It is easy to get to by public transport and is a 10 - 15 minute walk from O’Connell St in Dublin’s city centre.

Luas / Rail
The Rail and Luas services will bring you within easy walking distance of the hospital and connecting bus routes to the hospital. Useful Websites: Irish Rail website LUCAS website Dublin Bus website

Bus
Dublin Bus offers a frequent, accessible and easy to use service.
Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Matthews have a number of stops conveniently located near the hospital and others which will get you to the city centre, which is a 10 – 15 minute walk away.

Car
Mater Car Park
The car park is situated on Eccles Street, it’s open Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please do not queue for this car park when it is full

Public Car Parks
Parking within walking distance is available in Clerys on Malborough St, Parnell Centre on Parnell St, Ilac Centre on Parnell St, Arnotts on North Prince St, Jervis Centre on Jervis St and the old Mongey Plunkett site off Dorset St.

On-Street Parking
On street parking is available, a 3-hour maximum parking time limit applies. Parking disks are available from on-street machines.

Taxi
Taxi ranks is located outside the entrance for the Mater Private Hospital, Eccles St. Useful Websites: Blue cabs website Dublin City Council website

Cycle
A Dublin-bikes station is located at the hospital entrance on Eccles St, nearby at Berkley St and Hardwick St. Useful Websites: Dublin Bikes website

Walk
The hospital is close to the city centre.

Accommodation available
daft.ie housing website
myhome.ie website
Please contact the centre for additional information


Additional anticipated expenses
None

Exeter

Informal centre name: Exeter
Formal organisation name: Chime Social Enterprise

Address:
Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust,
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW


Website: Chime NHS website
Departmental phone number: 01392 402223
Main contact (name and email): Stephen Campbell, stephen.campbell2@nhs.net

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Royal Devon and Exeter hospital (Wonford).
Royal Devon and Exeter hospital (Heavitree).
Harlequins Shopping Centre site, Exeter.

Students who have access to their own car will also be expected to attend:

Okehampton hospital.
Tiverton hospital.
Cullompton health centre.
Crediton hospital.
Ottery St Mary hospital.
Honiton hospital.
Exmouth hospital.
Budleigh Salterton hospital.
Axminster hospital.
Seaton hospital.

Transport
Trains: transport available from Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central stations to some localities.

Bus: available from Exeter to all localities.

Accommodation available
Hospital accommodations can be arranged. Contact placement lead for information.

Additional anticipated expenses
Bus or train transport to locality clinics in which statutory training and induction may be booked. Petrol for car travel to Exeter (main site) and localities

Guildford

Informal centre name: Guildford

Formal organisation name: Royal Surrey County Hospital

Address:
Audiology Department
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU27XX

Website: Royal Surrey County NHS website
Department: 01483 464 108
Supervisor Contact: Nicola McEvoy, Nicola.mcevoy@nhs.net

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:
Frimley Park Hospital
St. Peter’s Hospital
Ashford Hospital

Information about services and facilities
Royal Surrey County NHS Audiology department web page

Accomodation
Accommodation availability is variable; please contact us before your placement to confirm.

Additional anticipated expenses
Parking permit costs; please contact the centre for further details as this is currently under review.

Isle of Wight (Ophthalmology Department)

Informal centre name: St Mary’s Hospital

Formal organisation name: St Mary’s Hospital

Address:
ParkhurstRoad
Newport
IsleofWight
PO30 5TG

Website:

Isle of Wight NHS website

Departmental phone number:

01983 534611

Main contact (name and email): Sanchia Chiverton – sanchia.chiverton@iow.nhs.uk

Additional sites

Transport

Isle of Wight NHS getting here web page

Red Funnel website

 

Accommodation available

Please contact the Taster placement lead.

Additional anticipated expenses

Travel to Isle of Wight visit the NHS website above.

Jersey

Informal centre name: Jersey
Formal organisation name: States of Jersey, Health and Social Services

Address:
General Hospital
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 3QS

Website: Not currently available
Departmental phone number: 01534 442551
Main contact (name and email): Janet Rothwell, j.rothwell@health.gov.je

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Hearing Resource Centre, Eva Wilson Building, Overdale, St Helier, Jersey


Information about services and facilities
gov.je website
JT Insight website

Transport

Libertybus.je/routes
The main Audiology Department and The Hearing Resource Centre are within walking distance of each other in the main town, St Helier

Accommodation available
None

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Lewisham

Informal centre name: Lewisham

Formal organisation name: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Address:
University Hospital Lewisham
Lewisham High Street
Lewisham
London
SE13 6LH

Website: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS website
Departmental phone number: 020 8333 3000 (ext 8092)
Main contact (name and email): Gareth Lewis lewis.gareth5@nhs.net

Additional sites

Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup

ENT services and AQP hearing aid clinics at all sites.

Vestibular and tinnitus/hyperacusis services in University Hospital Lewisham.


Transport

There is a free shuttle bus for NHS staff that runs between Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Monday to Friday. A bus will leave each site at 7:30, 8:15, 9:30, 10:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:15, 15:00, 16:15, 17:15 and 18:00.

Public transport is needed to get to Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup. Nearest train station to Queen Mary’s is Sidcup station. There are also several bus routes.


Accommodation available

Staff accommodation is available at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (St Nicholas House). It is a nine floor building consisting of 32 Flats with 3 bedrooms, a shared kitchen, shared shower and toilet and a shared living room in each flat. You will need Staff card access to get into the building. Rent price is £500 per calendar month. Please contact Chiara at chiara.pick@uk.issworld.com


Additional anticipated expenses

Transport costs to get to Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup –All travel expenses reimbursed. Transport costs to travel to the placement centres.

Milton Keynes

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Address:
Audiology, Level 4,
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Standing Way,
Eaglestone,
MK6 5LD

Department 01908 243148

Supervisor Contact: Carolyn Cooke
carolyn.hacking@mkhospital.nhs.uk

Accommodation:

contact the accommodation office on 01908 243212 or email accommodation.dept@mkhospital.nhs.uk

Transport

Bus: Milton Keynes Highways and Transport Hub website

Train: National Rail Enquiries website

Satelite Clinics

Students are not expected to attend satelite clinics.

Portsmouth

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Address:
Audiology
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Cosham,
PO6 3LY

Website: Portsmouth NHS website

Department: 023 92 286 819

Supervisor Contact:

Emma Moulds

Mike Gilbert

Transport

Bus: First Bus website
Car Parking: A Pay and Display system operates onsite
Trains: The nearest station is Cosham not Portsmouth Central. Visit the National Rail website

Satelite Clinics

Students will be expected to attend clinics and St Richards Hospital, Chichester (30mins by train). Occasional clinics also occur on the Isle of Wight; transport will be provided on the Hover service and once on the Island, but students wil need to make their own way to the Hover Terminal on the mainland.

Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Reading

Informal centre name: Reading
Formal organisation name: Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address:
Audiology 2
Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

Website: Royal Berkshire NHS website
Departmental phone number: 0118 322 7238
Main contact (name and email): Jennifer Stott, Jennifer.Stott@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Royal Berkshire Hospital
West Berkshire Community Hospital
Wallingford Community Hospital
Townlands Hospital
Wokingham Hospital
Bracknell Healthspace

On occasion there are also outstations which can be discussed upon request.

Information about services and facilities
Canteen/catering available on site at RBH and many of the outstation sites.

Transport
Bus: Reading buses website Numbers: 9/19/144
Car Parking: multi storey car park in Craven Road
Royal Berkshire NHS how to find us page

Accommodation available
Hospital Accommodation is available in Reading, please call 0118 975 7888

Additional anticipated expenses
Students are expected to attend outstations at least once a week. If they are timetabled to attend more than once, this can be discussed with the placement supervisor.

Students may be expected to attend Satellite Clinics at: Thatcham (14 miles), Henley (8 miles), Wallingford (14 miles), Wokingham (7 miles), Bracknell (11 miles) are the main sites.

If you have a car or are living closer to another clinic you may be asked to attend satellite clinics, or a lift may be arranged. Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Salisbury

Informal centre name: Salisbury
Formal organisation name: Salisbury NHS Trust

Address:
Salisbury District Hospital
Salisbury
SP2 8BJ

Website: Salisbury NHS website
Departmental phone number: 01722 429335
Main contact (name and email): Karen Dewhurst, karen.dewhurst@salisbury.nhs.uk

Additional sites
None

Transport
Salisbury NHS travel information page

Accommodation available
Accommodation may be available – please contact Mrs Carole Burch, Senior Administrator, 01722336262 EXT 2015

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Southampton InHealth

This placement centre only accepts UK/EU undergraduate students.

Informal centre name: InHealth Southampton
Formal organisation name: InHealth Ltd

Address:
Beechwood Hall,
Kingsmead Road,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1JL

Website: In Health website
Departmental phone number: 08456026919
Main contact (name and email): Natalie Ruis, Natalie.Ruis@inhealthgroup.com

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

B level Royal South Hants Hospital Southampton
Adelaide Health Centre, Millbrook, Southampton
Weston Lane Centre for Healthy Living, Weston Shore, Southampton

Accommodation available
None

Additional anticipated expenses
Travel costs to three locations named as above

Southend

Informal centre name: Southend

Formal Organinsation name: Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address:
Audiology Department
Southend Hospital
Prittewell Chase
Westcliffe on Sea
SS0 0RY

Website:  www.southend.nhs.uk

Department: 01702 385019

Supervisor Contact  Linda Grimmett
Linda.Grimmett@southend.nhs.uk

Transport
Bus Routes: www.arrivabus.co.uk & www.firstgroup.com
Car Parking: Pay and Display system operates onsite, very limited

Accommodation: the may available, contact accommodation.bureau@southend.nhs.uk or telephone 01702 314836 for more information

Satellite Clinics: Students will be expected to attend Satellite Clinics.
Clinics held at: 'The Lighthouse' - Paediatric Clinics (2 miles) within walking distance or by bus.

St Helier

Informal centre name: St Helier
Formal organisation name: Epsom and St Helier NHS University Hospitals Trust

Address:
Audiology Department,
Ferguson House,
St Helier Hospital,
Wrythe Lane,
SM5 1AA

Website: Epsom and St Helier NHS website
Departmental phone number: 0208 296 3491
Main contact name and email): Rosemary Butler, rosemary.butler@esth.nhs.uk

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Epsom General Hospital,
Dorking Road,
Epsom,
Surrey,
KT18 7EG

Information about services and facilities
Epsom and St Helier NHS Audiology page

Transport
Epsom and St Helier NHS Plan your journey page

Accommodation available
Accommodation is available at St Helier Hospital; however students will need to make contact with the accommodation office as soon as possible to book.

The Accommodation office is situated on the 2nd floor of the Accommodation area in the B Block within the main hospital. The core opening hours are 9.00-14.00, voice messages may be retrieved by 16.00. You can contact us on extension 3693 or 0208 296 3693, (please leave a voicemail if there is no answer), otherwise please email us on Charlotte.Bowen@esth.nhs.uk and Lumi.Covaliu@esth.nhs.uk.

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Stoke

Informal centre name: Stoke On Trent
Formal organisation name: University Hospital North Midlands

Address:
The Hearing and Balance Centre,
Royal Stoke University Hospital,
Newcastle Road,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffs, ST4 6QG

Website: North Midlands NHS website
Departmental phone number: 01782 674727
Main contact (name and email):Jane Clarke, Jane.Clarke@uhns.nhs.uk

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Bradwell
Bentilee
Cobridge
Longton
Kidsgrove
Leek
County (Stafford/Cannock)

Information about services and facilities
Balance assessment, paediatrics, complex and routine adult hearing aid work, tinnitus clinics

Additional anticipated expense
Parking

Torbay

Informal centre name: Audiology Torbay Hospital
Formal organisation name: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address:
Torbay Hospital,
Lawes Bridge,
Torquay,
Devon,
TQ2 7AA


Departmental phone number: 01803 655125
Main contact (name and email): Claire Rocket claire.rockett@nhs.net

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Newton Abbot
Paignton
Brixham
Dawlish
Totnes
Teignmouth
Dartmouth

Information about services and facilities

In most of the locations we work in we have sole use specialist sound proof rooms. We have fully equipped rooms in each location so we are able to provide a robust Audiology service in the community.

Our patient management system is Auditbase and we use Auricles for hearing aid programming and Audiometry

Transport
There are reasonable bus and train links to community clinics. Lifts can also be shared with Audiologists. Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Accommodation available
There is accommodation on site. On some occasions getting accommodation can be difficult but this depends on the cohort of junior doctors. As Torbay is a holiday location there are plenty of bed and breakfast establishments and longer term lets available. We have an information pack which we can provide on request which lists details of accommodation available.

Additional anticipated expenses
Due to the nature of clinics the student will be expected to travel to various locations. However travel expenses will be reimbursed by the trust.

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Totton

Informal centre name: H.C.C. Totton

Formal organisation name: Hampshire County Council – Adult Services

Address:
1 High Street
Totton
SO40 9HL

Hampshire County Council

Departmental phone number:

0300 555 1386

Main contact (name and email): Deborah Sacree – Deborah.sacree@hants.gov.uk

Additional sites: west.sensory@hants.gov.uk

Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following sites:

Lymington Library; Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester; HCC Hampshire House, Eastleigh; Southampton General Hospital – Eye Unit.

Information about services and facilities

Transport

Train or bus to Totton, OR direct to site when possible. Transport to sites will be provided by members of staff as needed.

Accommodation available

Not applicable

Additional anticipated expenses

None expected.

Winchester

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Address:
Audiology,
Royal Hampshire County Hospital,
Romsey Road,
Winchester,
SO22 5DG

Website: Hampshire NHS website

Department: 01962 824437

Supervisor Contact: Paula Cahalin
Paula.cahalin@hhft.nhs.uk


Transport
Bus: Stagecoach website
Car Parking: A Pay and Display system operates onsite
Trains: National Rail Enquiries website

Satellite Clinics: Students will be expected to attend Satellite Clinics at Eastleigh Health Centre and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Eastleigh is accessible by public transport but students will need car to get to Andover. Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Windsor

This placement centre is within NHS Health Education Wessex or Thames Valley and is prioritised to UK/EU undergraduate students.

Address:
Audiology
King Edward VII Hospital
St Leonards Road
Windsor
SL4 3DP

Department: 01753 636222

Contact

hearingandbalance@berkshire.nhs.uk

Accommodation
There is limited hospital accommodation, which is in Upton, Slough, three miles away from the main base. Contact Liz Pass - email elizabeth.pass@berkshire.nhs.uk. Tel (01753) 636711.

Transport

Bus: First Group
Trains: National Rail Enquiries website
Car Parking: Parking at King Edward VII is free for staff - registration needed.

Satelite Clinics

The main base is King Edward VII, but students will be expected to attend clinics at Wexham Park and Upton hospital in Slough, St Marks in Maidenhead, Heatherwood in Ascot and Skimped Hill in Bracknell.
Having access to a car would be most useful, but if you use public transport you will still be expected to travel to the satelite clinics. Hospital transport may be available and you may also be able to share lifts with colleagues.
Please advise the Supervisor before you start if you have access to a car or public transport only.

Worthing

Informal centre name: Worthing
Formal organisation name: Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address:
Worthing Hospital
Lyndhurst Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 2DH

Website: Western Sussex NHS website
Department: 01903 285013/ wshnt.audiologydepartment@nhs.net
Main contact: wshnt.audiologydepartment@nhs.net

Additional sites
Students will be expected to attend clinics at the following site:

Southlands Hospital, Shoreham-by-Sea

Transport

Bus: Stagecoachbus website and Compass Travel website
Car Parking: A Pay and Display system operates onsite

Accommodation
Contact: 01903 285115
Western Sussex Staff Accomodation page

Additional anticipated expenses
None

Yeovil

Address:
Audiology Department
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Higher Kingston
Yeovil
BA21 4AT

Website: Yeovil NHS website

Department: 01935 384249

Supervisor Contacts

Catherine.moffatt@ydh.nhs.uk

Accommodation
There is limited hospital accommodation close to the hospital. Contact the supervisor for up to date advice

Transport

Bus: First Group/South West Coaches
Trains: National Rail: Yeovil Pen Mill (within walking distance of hospital) and Yeovil Junction (bus/taxi ride) depending on route
Car Parking: Hospital car park (busy and expensive), on-road parking if prepared to walk, town car-parks

Satellite Clinics

The main base is Yeovil District Hospital, but students could be expected to attend clinics at Crewkerne Hospital, Wincanton Hospital and South Petherton Hospital. Having access to a car would be most useful, but if you use public transport you may still be expected to travel to the satellite clinics. You may also be able to share lifts with colleagues.

Staff training is essential to ensure that both the placement centre and the student get the most out of their placement. Specific information for staff preparing for placement can be found below.

Training for Placement Supervisors

The one-day training sessions for new Placement Supervisors will be 0930-1630hr on Friday 13th September at the Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton. Please email audplace to register.

A half-day training session on “Introduction to supporting clinical learning”, for junior staff supporting students for the first time, whether it’s PTP, STP, MSc or other, will be on Wednesday 3rd April. 1330-1630hr at the Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton. Bring your own lunch (only drinks provided). Please email us to register.

Training for Assessors of Clinical Placements

The mandatory training for existing and new university appointed assessors, by invitation only, will be Wednesday 3 April. 0930-1230hr.

Placement Feedback & Development Day

This one-day session will this year be a more general Audiology education update day, including discussion of the new BSc, placement structure for 2019-20 and review of previous year of placements. It will be on Friday 21st June. 0930-1630hr in our Skills Lab, Building 13 (ISVR), Highfield Campus.

Many students across the University take part in placement. This site contains personal experiences of going on placement and offers advice from former students.

Visit the new2placement website

Privacy Settings