A key part of training for students studying the NEBDN National Diploma is their Record of Experience. This documents their development as a trainee and they need your help to complete it.

Every student needs a witness, who will observe them assisting a procedure and then provide them with some feedback. A student can have several witnesses, as long as they are GDC registered. Maybe you would like to develop one of your senior nurses and your therapist would like the prestige of assisting in the training process, or maybe you are going to mentor the student throughout personally. You can make it work for your practice in the best way for you.

When you have allocated the student their witnesses, then the witness will need to read through the relevant information that outlines their role to the student.

You need to observe their procedures, to check if the student is ‘competent’ or ‘not competent’. Are they completing the task according to the guidelines or have they made a mistake? Have a pen and paper with you to make some notes. Feedback should be given according the sandwich method, shown to the right:

If you need any further support then please do not hesitate to contact the office and we will be able to help you.

  • What have they done well during the procedure?

  • What did they not get right during the procedure?

  • If doing this again, how could they improve for the next time done?

  • Any general constructive points if required