News

Educator Register now 05/12/2019


There is now a more convenient way for users with managerial responsibility to review educator registration data held within PARE.  

Appropriate users can now access an 'Educator Register' tab from their dashboard, which displays a searchable list of all educators within their area of responsibility. 

As always, feedback welcome!


Placement Profile Format Editor Added 03/12/2019


During the transition from the PPQA to PARE system within the York and Humber region, we recently migrated a substantial dataset into the relevant placement profiles.  


This direct data import needed formatting into a more pleasing appearance.  This led us to develop a basic text and format editor which is now 'live' in York and Humber, and available to all other regional placement profiles contained within PARE.

We hope this will make using the placement profiles easier and more efficient. 


New Placement Coordinator Indicator 12/11/2019


Each educational establishment has a number of HEI Senior Admin accounts that have the additional permissions which allows the user to upload student placement data and allows for management of placements.  

This level of access has formerly been referred to as ‘Data Coordinator’, but this term is now replaced by ‘Placement Coordinator 

To help identify these account holders within the organisation, each Placement Coordinator now has a  P ( in a blue circle) by their entry on the Manager Users staff list.  


When they open their PARE profile they will see reference to the feature being active on their account :-


Import of Learner Records - Now Available for Learner Records only (without Placement Data) 31/10/2019


HEI Senior Admin users, with the appropriate access permissions, now have a new facility to upload learner records only on to PARE, i.e. leaner records without the associated placement data.  

There is a new template CSV file for data upload, ‘template_students_only.csv,’ in addition to the existing data upload CSV file (for learner placement data uploads), and both can be accessed from the Import Data screen. This screen also contains a new PDF Help Guide for the importing of learner records (PDF also available via link below).

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Improved Search Functionality 28/10/2019


Senior HEI Administrators,  Placement Senior Administrators (Previously called PEFs), and Placement Education Leads (Previously termed Team Managers), and Academic Links now have a search box on  their dashboard which allows them to search on a name for any staff member or student within their organisation.   This makes user location faster and more convenient. 


PARE Roles: Name Changes from 30th October 24/10/2019


 As PARE continues to expand across the country, it has become apparent from user feedback from outside the region, that the names associated with the differing permission levels and roles within PARE were Northwest centric and require updating.

From the 30th October, users will see title changes as below:

New PARE Role Title across the system

Previous PARE Role Title

Past PPQA Role Name (York & Humber)

HEI Senior Admin

HEI Admin

HEI user (+create EL)

Academic Link

Academic Link

Role did not exist in PPQA

Learner

Student

Student

Placement Senior Admin

PEF

Trust (Organisation User)

Placement Educator Lead

Team Manager

Educational Lead

Placement Educator Support

Student Link

Role did not exist in PPQA

Placement Educator (however, some profession specific levels / names will remain)

Mentor

Mentor

HEE Senior User

Did not exist

Strategic Health Authority

 To aid clarity during the change, a transition period whereby the old title will be seen in brackets after the new title will be instigated. There will be no alteration in permission level functionality as a result of these title changes.  


PARE Support for the 2018 NMC standards - New Additions and Features 03/10/2019


To support the new Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor roles, arising from the implementation of the 2018 NMC standards, the PARE screens now incorporate several new features and display items.

Trust/PVI staff profiles on PARE now display Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor settings and features to enable a staff member to self-declare their role, or the PEF for the organisation to declare the new roles. To support the Academic Assessor role, a new PARE screen enables Academic Assessor Assignment (as well as Personal Tutor assignment). Bulk assignment of Academic Assessor and/or Personal Tutor is also now supported as part of the student placement file upload. The main screens affected by the new items and features include:

Trust/PVI users

User Profile screen

Update Self Declarations (new screen for PEFs)

Assign Practice Assessors (formerly Assign Mentors screen)

Placement Information (staff list)

HEI Users

Assign Assessors/Tutors (new screen)

 

Please see the User Guide (link below) for further details.

 

A lot of new functionality has been added to the system in a relatively short space of time, and we thank you for your continued patience during this transition period.

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Multi Professions and Regionalisation 28/08/2019


Attached is an outline of some of the new developments that have recently been implemented on the PARE website in respect of :-

  • providing  Users, with responsibility for multiple professions,  to personalise their PARE Profile more accurately.
  •  providing separate categories for other Regions to allow for  expansion of the website to grow its platform.

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System Update 23/08/2019


PARE continues to grow at a pace, so we need to make some significant changes to the  way it is structured in the background.  Today a regional structure will be implemented, allowing for rationalisation of  drop down menus.  These changes will not affect  supervisors or learners, however Practice Leads and Team managers may encounter some disruption to report functions and higher administration tools until the change over is complete.


As this will also result in slightly improved menu layouts, further support and  screenshot guidance will be available shortly.  Can we apologise in advice for any inconvenience, please do not hesitate to contact info@onlinepare.net for further support if required.


2018 NMC Standards for Nurse Education: Imminent changes on PARE 14/08/2019


Important news all who support nurse education.


To align the current processes and language used within PARE to the new NMC (2018) Standards; we plan to switch over to the new terminology from 1st September 2019.

Initially, both sets of terminology and qualification sets will be available to assist with the transition.  

The process of how the transition is achieved within each education and placement organisation, is a matter for local policy and discussion between partner organisations, but to assist the process, the PARE Infrastructure will align to the following:

  • A Practice Assessor will largely equate to a Stage 2  Mentor ( and sign off Status Mentor)
  • A Practice Supervisor will largely equate to a Stage 1 mentor or Suitably prepared other.
Placement Practice Leads and Team Managers will be able to alter current mentor accounts where appropriate; plus individual mentors will be able to self declare within PARE,  using an online version of the NMC Self declaration forms for areas where team managers or education leads do not exist. 

University Staff and PARE administrators  will also have similar functionality to manage the identification and  self declaration of Academic Assessors. 

This data will then be pulled through to learner documentation in the same way the current mentor and personal tutor data is presented now. 

For further information on the new standards and example self declaration form, access the Pan Northwest Educational materials within the Governance Tab or PARE homepage.

For further information on how the process will be managed within your organisation, please contact your practice education lead or partner university.

For any technical queries, please do not hesitate to contact info@onlinepare.net 


Firewall Update 10/07/2019


On 10th July 2019, UKFAST who maintain the server for PARE will be updating the security firewall.  


This means that PARE may experience a few moments of poor connectivity sometime between 2200 hours and 0100 hours on the 11th July whilst the server is moved from primary to secondary provision and back. 

Despite this only lasting a few moments, we have scheduled this essential work during our quietest period.  If you are however, using PARE over that time, may we apologise for any potential inconvenience.  


Student Quality Ambassador Awards 26/06/2019


The Student Quality Ambassador Scheme is a Health Education England (North) funded initiative to develop the healthcare leaders of the future.  


This year's Student Quality Ambassador Awards contains a category for Practice Mentor of the Year, which is sponsored by PARE.  

Anyone can nominate, and more details can be found at:

www.studentqa.co.uk 

and you can book onto the event via:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sqa-celebration-tickets-61493782559




Recent Site Downtime 23/04/2019


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the PARE website has been temporarily unavailable.


Normal service has now resumed, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Firewall Update 07/01/2019


On 14th January 2019, UKFAST who maintain the server for PARE will be updating the security firewall.  


This means that PARE may experience a few moments of poor connectivity sometime between 2200 hours and 0100 hours on the 15th January whilst the server is moved from primary to secondary provision and back. 

Despite this only lasting a few moments, we have scheduled this essential work during our quietest period.  If you are however, using PARE over that time, may we apologise for any potential inconvenience.   


8th January 2019 - PARE Demo website 07/01/2019


In order to provide a working Demo site, for PARE, the live website will need to be  momentarily shut down to allow for the partitioning of the server.


This is scheduled for 6.00pm on Tuesday 8th January.  It should literally only take a couple of minutes whilst the server is rebooted.

We apologise for the short notice but, due to the timing, we hope that this will not inconvenience too many of you. 


Timesheet - weeks to be signed off 15/11/2018


Students need to be aware that the universities have requested a modification be made to the timesheets to encourage all students to get their individual  weeks signed off in a timely manner by their mentors, within the actual period of the placement. 


In order to get the daily  hours to  accrue into :-
  • the Total hours for each week  [1] and 
  • the Overall Hours [2] in the Declaration section at the bottom of the form 
you will need to ensure that each week is signed off [3].  Once  that week is signed then those hours  worked will be included into the automatic totals.  Please check the example below to see the effect that an unsigned week has on the overall totals.

This will  help to eliminate the need to chase up signatures months after a placement has ended and will help to keep your records up-to-date.

Scheduled Maintenance Downtime 02/11/2018


On Tuesday 6th November the PARE service will be undergoing essential maintainence from 08:00 to 10:00 AM and may experience intermittent downtime during this period

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The OnlinePARE Team


Scheduled Maintenance Downtime 17/10/2018


Please be aware that the PARE website will be offline for essential maintenance, on the morning of Friday 19th October from 7.00am to 10.00am.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Regards,
The OnlinePARE Team


Scheduled Maintenance downtime (#2) 29/09/2018


Please be aware that the aforementioned upgrade is now likely to take place the following weekend due to server migration issues encountered. In light of this there was no downtime on Saturday 29th September as planned. Further details will follow.


Scheduled Maintenance downtime 27/09/2018


Please be aware that the PARE website will be migrated to a larger secure server on Saturday 29th September at 11.00am.

The team hope to minimise the disruption to our Users and aim to have normal service restored within 90 minutes.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.


Website downtime 04/09/2018


The PARE team wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused due lapse in service earlier this morning due to a switch in the security certificate for the site.


If you are aware that any colleagues are still having difficulty accessing PARE can you please forward them the following link which gives instructions on clearing their browser SSL cache which should help to resolve their issue:-

https://www.a2hosting.co.uk/kb/getting-started-guide/internet-and-networking/clearing-a-web-browsers-ssl-state

They will just need to follow the specific instructions for the type Browser that they are currently using.

Kind regards 

The PARE team



PARE APP USERS - move to new premises 03/08/2018


The PARE team are currently moving to new premises in Birkenhead from Monday 6th August.

 During the transition the PARE team aim to minimise the disruption to our users but advise that  there will be a skeleton service from 3pm on Friday 3rd August through to Tuesday 7th August.

 Should you have a query for the PARE team during this period then your best course of action will be to send your details to info@onlinepare.net

The PARE team


Scheduled Maintenance downtime 24/07/2018


Dear PARE User
 

Please be aware that the PARE website will be temporarily unavailable for 15 minutes  on  the morning of Thursday 26th July 2018 from 8.30am to 8.45am.

 

The PARE team apologies for any inconvenience caused by the need to upgrade the website  to a larger Server.

Kind Regards

The PARE Team


Training for Team Managers on PARE 10/07/2018


The next PARE training session, for Team Managers  is scheduled forMonday 23rd July from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Lancaster Campus of  in the University of Cumbria.

The training is aimed at new PARE Team Managers in:-

· local NHS Trusts

· Nursing Homes

· and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here


Team Managers - PARE training 05/06/2018


The next PARE training session, for Team Managers  is scheduled for Thursday 28th June from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training is aimed at new PARE Team Managers in:-

· local NHS Trusts

· Nursing Homes

· and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here


Team Manager training in use of PARE website 08/05/2018


The next PARE training session is scheduled for Wednesday 30th May from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training is aimed at new PARE Team Managers in:-

· local NHS Trusts

· Nursing Homes

· and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here


Team Manager - PARE training 09/04/2018


The next PARE training session is scheduled for Tuesday 24th April   from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the  University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training is aimed at new PARE Team Managers in:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here


PARE Banner 06/04/2018


 Please be advised that the current banner, which is currently displaying on all PEFs and Mentors Dashboards, only applies in the Cheshire /Merseyside region.  

Calling all NMC Nurse Mentors. Please ensure you have updated your last annual and triennial review dates in your profile (click on your name in top right of your dashboard to access). Failure to do so will mean an inability to see your student documentation from the 1st May 2018. If unsure contact info@onlinepare.net Thank you

If you work outside of this region then please ignore this message.  We are working to have this altered as soon as possible so that it will be seen by staff in this region only.


PARE Team Manager Training 08/03/2018


The next PARE Team Manager training is on:-

Monday 26th March 

 2.00pm - 4.30pm 

and will be held in 

University of Cumbria’s 

Lancaster campus, The Keep, room K2

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here



PARE Team Manager training 01/02/2018


The next PARE training session is scheduled for 

Wednesday 28th February   

 2.00pm - 4.30pm 

and will be held in Warrington in the  University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here


Assignment of student assessment document to all Hub and Elective/Spoke placements - Merseyside /Cheshire 19/01/2018


Up to now, a student assessment record could only be assigned to a Hub placement regardless of whether the student was scheduled to make one or more shorter visits as Electives or Spokes in that time period. As a result the Elective/ Spoke placement mentors could then only access the document and timesheet whilst the student was logged into their account.

Following some changes by the web developers, it will be possible for all aspects of a student record to be directly linked to each part of the placement, for all future uploads of student placement data. The benefits of this will be:-

  • The student document will be viewable by every placement that the student is scheduled to visit during that placement period. Only the appropriate pages will be available to each of the placements i.e.  If a student is attending a Elective/Spoke the mentor will only be able to add content in the Spoke pages and any other relevant pages to that Elective/Spoke placement whilst the Hub mentor will have access to all the Hub pages.
  • Students attending an Elective /Spoke placement can now have mentors assigned to them, thus removing the need for all content to be added through the student's PARE login.

To ensure this works seamlessly each university Placement /Practice Offices will need to ensure that when loading their .CSV files it:

  • lists all the Hubs and Electives for each student in that cohort;
  • records the exact start and end date of the Hub (no need for umbrella dates);
  • records the exact start and end dates for each of the Elective/Spokes;
  • and that the PARE team are then advised of the correct document to be switched on for that cohort. (HEIs using InPlace will not need to use the CSV import function)

The should help to improve the experience for the Spoke/Elective mentor and will help PARE team managers to identify where mentors still need PARE accounts to be created to them.


PARE Team Manager training 14/12/2017


The next PARE training session is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd January   from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the  University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.






Access to Demonstration documents 21/11/2017


To protect the intellectual property of all the separate university documents it has been decided to password protect the access to them.


For training purposes you can now find the link to these Demos from the bottom left corner of your PARE Dashboard in the box titled Document Demo Links.  

Any outside interest will need to contact the PARE Helpdesk for temporary access.  This will enable the team to monitor and track such usage.


December - Team Manager training 14/11/2017


The next PARE training session is scheduled for Thursday 7th December  from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the  University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

To join us and reserve one of the 20 places available then please click on the link below and leave your details.



 


PARE - Team Manager training 04/10/2017


The next PARE training session is scheduled for Wednesday 25th October  from 2.00 -4.30pm and will be held in Warrington in the  University of Chester’s Tucker Building, Room 202.

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhanced Training Practices (ETPs)

This will enable new Team Managers to better understand the PARE system and enable them to cascade this information among their own teams of mentor/Educators.

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

If you would like to book one of the 20 places then please click on the link below and leave your details.

To Register Please Click Here

 


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust - Inter Professional Learning Event for students 05/09/2017


Oral Care – The Impact on Health and Wellbeing

This session is an opportunity to meet other students and gain further insight into effective Oral Care and the Impact of poor oral care on  Health and Wellbeing… 
     
This is a chance for students to exchange views and perceptions. 

When will the event take place? 
      • 11th September 2017 13:30 till 15:30

Where will the event take place? 
     Learning & Organisational Development Dept. 
     Horton House, Southlink Business Park, Hamilton street        Oldham.OL4 1DE 

Facilitated by Amanda McLaughlin who is the Senior Training Manager Uk, RIS Products Limited 

Please email caseydunne@nhs.net to book your place 


PARE Traning 04/09/2017


The Pare team are organising a series of monthly training sessions. 

The first session is scheduled for Tuesday 26th September  from 2.00 -4.00pm and will be held in the University of Chester’s Clatterbridge site, computer suite.

The training will primarily benefit new PARE Team Managers from:-

·         local  NHS Trusts

·         Nursing Homes

·         and Enhance Training Practices (ETPs).

Further dates will be advertised each month and will be run from a variety of locations around the region.

If you would like to book one of the 20 places then please click on the link below and leave your details.  

Book your place here


Supporting Learners in Clinical Practice Study Day 23/08/2017


Edge Hill University, 6th September.

Teaching, learning and assessing in practice is a vital element & process in the experience of many students. Mentorship is integral to that experience throughout graduate, postgraduate, professional & non-professional programmes. A new set of standards relating to mentors will be reviewed.

Programme

·         9.00 – Registration

·         9.30 – Keynote speaker (TBC)

·         10.00 – Overview of the Standards

·         10.30 – Refreshments

·         10.45 – Workshop (4 groups) – Overview of the new Standards

·         12.00 – Lunch

·         1.00 – Awards** (see Website for nomination link)

·         1.30 – Workshop

·         2.15 – Refreshments

·         2.30 – Workshop

·         3.15 – Overview of the Standards Feedback

**       Innovation for Practice Learning, Placement Experience of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to Practice


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.