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PACT: Supporting healthcare students' safe entry into practice learning environments during pandemic conditions

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The All Wales Healthcare Student PACT is a document which has been created to ensure student’s safe entry into practice learning environments in Wales during pandemic conditions. The document provides several pledges by organisations involved in supporting students throughout Covid-19. It also draws together several student support elements designed to help alleviate student concerns about practice learning at this time and underlines an organisational commitment to sustainable, high quality healthcare student education.


A video of the pledges can be seen below and a transcript can be found at the bottom of this article in both Welsh and English:

All nursing, midwifery, allied health profession and healthcare science students are making a significant contribution to service delivery through their ongoing commitment to academic and practice learning. Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), Welsh Government, Universities, Placement Providers and key stakeholders, have pledged to continue implementing the contingencies necessary for students to progress their journey on healthcare programmes.


PACT stands for Partnership, Accountability, Credibility and Trust;




  • Facilitating innovative practice learning solutions





  • Responding to feedback and concerns





  • Supporting quality supervision and assessment





  • Enabling learning in pandemic conditions



Previously published ‘all wales Covid-19 placement recovery principles’ provides quality benchmark measures for universities, placement providers and professional bodies. These principles provide assurances about student learning during pandemic circumstances. The ’healthcare student PACT‘ document is in addition to this and is directed towards students.

A message for students:

“Thank you for your ongoing commitment to healthcare delivery during pandemic conditions. Your efforts and achievements as a healthcare student and future registrant will make a huge contribution to the sustainability of the health and social care workforce in Wales.”