Your key contacts - Mentors - University of Derby

Your key contacts

We've got dedicated teams to support you

Because there are times when you might need information and advice, we've created teams who can support you in your role as a mentor.

We've called them placement links and we've organised them into areas to make things easier for you:

Royal Derby Hospital

Practice Learning Support Unit

Or, Alwyn Young - University RDH/LRCH Placement Lead

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Centre for Practice Learning

Or, Steven Collis - University CRH Placement Lead

Mental Health 

Tracie Collett - University Mental Health Placement Lead


DCHS Placement Support Team

Or, Debbie Watkinson - University DCHS Placement Lead

Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector

Lou Sherratt - Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector Placement Lead

Or, Amanda Biggam - University Care Home Link Lecturer


Speak Out Safely

Our Nursing & Health Care School supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign.

We want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it, and feel confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.

More details on our pledge.