News

Edge Hill University 20/06/2017


Nursing students documents have now gone live


Bolton University 20/06/2017


The University of Bolton are planning a Mentor conference for up to 200 delegates on 7th July. There will be workshop sessions repeated 3 times during the day this will include a workshop on the on line PARE. 


All Learners Celebration Event 30/05/2017


Calling ALL Health & Social Care Learners!

Are you a current learner on a Health and Social care Programme?
Would you like to contribute to future multi professional working and inter professional learning?
Would you like to participate in a Question & Answer Learner panel?
Do you want to share your experience with other learners?

Come and Join us!

Be a part of YOUR event!

Lunch & refreshments provided

Contact Andy Morris Workbased Education Facilitator

Email; andy.morris2@nhs.net

Date: 16th June 2017

09.00 – 16.00

Venue: Liverpool John Moore’s University,
School of Health, Main Lecture Theatre,
Tithebarn Building,
81 Tithebarn Street,
L2 2ER


Review of PARE 02/02/2017


The University of Chester are hosting two meetings to review the initial phased introduction of the PARE system, from both the NHS and the Academic perspective.
All PEFs and Team managers in the North West are cordially invited to attend.

The dates are :-

  • Wednesday 15th February, Riverside Campus, CRV 150, 10.00am.
  • Monday 24th April, Warrington Campus, room TBC, 2.00pm

The PARE team will be in attendance to address any PARE queries or issues.

To register your interest, and request a parking space, please contact Denise Dixon at d.dixon@chester.ac.uk.
We look forward to meeting up with you at one of these meetings.


Merge of CWP and NHS Western Cheshire Placements 31/01/2017


The placements that were traditionally associated with the old NHS Western Cheshire Trust  have now finally been merged with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.  All managers who previously had dual access to the two Trusts should now be able to access all placements from their PARE account without having to toggle between the two areas.


New Implementation Lead 22/11/2016


Paul Barber has now been appointed to the role of OnlinePARE Implementation Lead. Paul has over 40 years experience working as a nurse in the North West and as a senior lecturer at the University of Chester. Paul will be working two days per week for the OnlinePARE project. Paul's role will involve linking closely with Trusts/PVIs and universities to ensure a smooth roll-out of the online assessment process throughout the North West.
From early 2017, Paul will be holding regional training sessions for Trust staff and academics.

You can contact Paul by email: paul@onlinepare.net


Android App Launch 07/11/2016


We are pleased to announce the launch of the OnlinePARE App. The App is developed specifically for students who attend placement areas with limited access to WIFI and 3G/4G signal. The App will work without an active internet connection, while still offering the same functionality as the web version. Any document updates made by a student whilst offline will sync automatically once the student's device is connected the internet. The Android App can be found on the Google Play store. We have plans to develop an iOS version for iPhone & iPad in 2017.

We are in the process of a phased launch of the App. Currently, first year nursing students at Manchester Metropolitan University are using the app, with other universities and courses to follow in early 2017.


Save time importing student placement data 04/10/2016


We have released a new feature aimed at saving time for university placement offices. Importing CSV files can be time consuming and requires placements name to match ours. Now there is another option, by using our placement ID in place of the trust and placement it will automatically populate those fields.
You can view our placement IDs in the placement manager. For more information about this new feature please email us: info@onlinepare.net


Manage Placements (PEFs) 19/07/2016


We have added a new section under the User tab to enable PEFs to manage their placement areas more efficiently.

The Manage Placements section has these useful features
  • Bulk import mentors to a placement area
  • Edit or remove mentors from the placement
  • View students that are assigned to a placement area
  • Quick link to assign mentors screen


Help Guides 06/06/2016


We have extended the number of help guides and videos available to students, trust/PVI staff and universities. We have also made these resources easier to find.

Some of these improvements include:

  • Relevant help guides will appear in the left navigation pane of any page with an associated help guide.
  • Dashboard widget for general help files.
  • Created a YouTube channel to host all video guides. View YouTube channel here
  • Alternatively, videos can be downloaded, this is aimed at users who cannot access YouTube or need offline access to these resources.

Quarterly Report 28/01/2016


HEI staff and PEFs now have the ability to print a quarterly report for all placements in their trust/organisation based upon all students that attended a placement their during the 3 months of that quarter.


It details completion statistics, profession overviews and individual placement ratings against the previous quarter


Download Any Page In Your PAR 19/10/2015


You can now download any page in your online practice document. 

You can use this feature to keep for your own records or if you need to get a mentor to complete your page manually whilst out on a spoke or visit, it can be uploaded back to the system later.


Download Reports 09/10/2015


HEI and Trust staff can now download a statistical report to PDF. 

The PDF contains a table representation of the results as well as graphical chart which can be used in meetings to monitor and improve the student experience for the future.


Download Your Full PAR 10/08/2015


On your dashboard, you can now download your full practice document as a whole. 

This option becomes available to you when your complete your document for the entire year.
Once everything has been signed off you can then download this to keep for your own records or to hand in to your practice office as portfolio evidence.


Certificate Of Placement 05/08/2015


Students are now able to download a certificate of placement as a PDF file which highlights that they have completed an evaluation of their practice learning experience whilst on their hub placement.


They can keep this in their portfolio of work as proof of all the trust and placement areas they have attended whilst at university


PAR Pilot 15/07/2015


The Online Practice Assessment Record for Cheshire and Merseyside Student Nurses has now reached the Alpha stage of development, and will be functionality tested by a small group of students and mentors from Chester University and Edge Hill University before being formally piloted in some areas from September 2015.

The PARE team are also developing multi-professional versions of online practice assessment documentation for professions such as Physiotherapy, Midwifery and Social Work, used in a number of Universities such as UCLan, Salford, and Manchester. The aim is to have the first of these documents online by November 2015, with a rolling programme of development for other groups and universities thereafter.

If you require any further information on the above developments, please contact m.brownsell@chester.ac.uk or the PARE team.


Raising Concerns In Practice 04/06/2015


It is sometimes hard to know what to do when students feel something isn't quite right on placement so we have now put together a detailed guide for learners to help students follow a procedure set out by Heath Education North West.


This can be found on your dashboard on the left in red.


Evaluation 18/02/2015


The Evaluation element of the PARE Tool has reached an exciting stage with three North West HEIs implementing the tool. Currently, University of Chester, Edge Hill and Salford University are introducing the tool to their nursing students.

From March 2015 two more North West organisations, namely University of Cumbria and Manchester Metropolitan will each be bringing up to two further cohorts of their nursing students online.

Liverpool John Moores University will be bringing their Nursing students online in May 2015.


Allied Health Professions 18/02/2015


We are delighted that two North West HEIs have introduced the Evaluation tool to the following AHP departments:
University of Salford: Introduced a cohort of Physiotherapy students to the tool in January 2015. Edge Hill University: A cohort of Operating Department Practitioner students are intending to utilise the online evaluation tool during their May 2015 placement.


Training Guides 18/02/2015


The PARE team are pleased to offer the following link which provides all academic and Trust staff with access to online training tutorials which cover all functionality within the Evaluation aspect of the tool. We ask that all PEFs and academic leads cascade this link to the staff involved in monitoring student placements to further their awareness and understanding of how to use the online tool.

Link to PARE training resources: Training Resources


Further News 18/02/2015


The PARE team will be facilitating working groups involving North West AHPs from late February - July 2015 in order to bring their students online. Continuous updates from the PARE site will be directed towards Placement areas and the HEI Academic Links for each profession.