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Reporting Injuries and Emergencies

Information for Students,  Practice Assessors / Practice Supervisors

If a student is injured whilst on placement, the practice assessor / practice supervisor should ensure that the Trust or organisation policy for dealing with injuries is followed.

Students must follow the placement organisations policy for their immediate course of action but should inform the University occupational health department the next working day/soon as possible after the incident to arrange appropriate follow up.

A copy of the completed accident form must be forwarded to the student’s University as follows:

For University of Leeds students:

Practice Placement Unit
School of Healthcare
Room G41,SES Office, Ground Floor
Baines Wing
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

For Leeds Beckett University students:

Practice Learning Team, Health & Social Science
Leeds Beckett University
CL615 Calverley Building
City Campus

Accident, Injury and Crisis reporting on placement

For University of Leeds students.

We understand that things don't always go to plan during placements, so we have created a new method which allows you, and your placement area, to report any injuries, accidents, incidents or mental health difficulties you may experience whilst on placement.

This can be done by filling in this form:

When somebody submits details of an accident, injury or incident, it goes directly to the appropriate Team, such as Student Support and Practice Placement Unit, who can then deal with it appropriately, and speak to any other Teams who can help, advise and support.

It also allows us to follow up with placement areas and staff, with you, and help to feedback what action has been taken, for example an onward referral to Occupational Health.




Needlestick Injury

University  of Leeds guidance: Contamination Incidents Advice and Guidance Information for FMH Students V4

University of Leeds students can report needlestick injury / contamination incidents here:

Immediate First Aid Actions for a Needlestick Injury (docx), File Download


Serious Injury

If a student suffers a serious injury which requires the immediate attention of the University please contact:

University of Leeds

Practice Placement Unit (Office Hours)
0113 3431375

University Security (Out of Hours)
0113 343 5494

Leeds Beckett University

Practice Placement Unit (Office Hours)
0113 2832600 ext. 21912 -

University Security (Out of Hours)
0113 283 3165