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Cmat Post 16 Studies Boosted with Hospital Visit

At the end of January, our Work Experience Co-ordinator, Mrs Sadat-Shafai  and  CHS Social Sciences Teacher, Mrs Airey, accompanied nine of our Year 13 Health and Social Care students to Macclesfield Hospital to further enhance their classroom studies.

Mrs Sadat-Shafai had arranged for the group to visit the Clinical Skills rooms at the hospital, where they were able to look around the Simulation Suite. They also had the opportunity to get involved in some of the activity that hospital staff would experience on a day-to-day basis, including learning how to take blood (using an artificial arm) and effective hand-washing. As part of the visit, the students were also able to find out more about NHS careers and volunteering.

Mrs Airey commented on the opportunity:
“Students are currently completing a unit on Continual Professional Development and Reflective Practice. Having access to the training suite for medical professionals was really beneficial to our students’ 'outside the classroom' learning as they were able to understand the ways in which professionals use technology and the use of video recording to support their reflections. Students were also able to gain an understanding on the roles within the NHS, supporting their knowledge on the Working within Health and Social Care unit. 

“Furthermore, the group was also able to complete observational criteria for their Preventing Infection and Control unit as they learned the correct hand-washing procedure and the consequences of not following it.  Finally, students were able to develop a greater  understanding of the vital role that effective communication plays when working with patients and colleagues within the Health Sector and the impact this can have on the overall quality of care service users receive.'

The students who joined the visit were: Laura Bailey, Summer Beech, Lydia Bennett, Frankie Bibby, Eloise Dale, Tanja Knusel, Alisha Meakin, Holly Murray, Shelby Norris.

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