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Placement Development Network

The North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) is funded by Health Education England and is hosted by University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.


The NWPDN provides and develops sufficient capacity to ensure high quality learning environments across the North West region for a range of healthcare learners, working across primary care, community, NHS, private, independent, and voluntary organisations.

The aim is to ensure the future workforce are fit for purpose and fit for practice to work across different care settings, with a multi-disciplinary ethos. Our mission statement is:

Enhancing health and social care learning experiences, to deliver excellence, choice and breadth beyond traditional boundaries to meet the needs of the future workforce.

If you are interested in supporting and developing our future workforce through the provision of quality learning environments, please contact us on:

Cheshire and Merseyside

Greater Manchester

Cumbria and Lancashire

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Increasing capacity in ODP

The development was led by Margaret Newsham, Placement Development Manager (PDM) and supported by Stephanie Purcell, team lead for the Cumbria and Lancashire team of NWPDN.

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PSS and Primary Development

Brownlow Group Practice and Person Shaped Support (PSS) have worked in partnership with the North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) to develop an increase in access to Primary Care placement opportunities

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Student Paramedic Placements

The North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) works in partnership with colleagues from Healthcare Providers and Universities in the North West; ensuring the provision of high quality multi-professional learning opportunities in practice

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