Welcome to the 'CPL' 

Information. Who Are We?


The Centre for Practice Learning Team is based within the Education Centre.

As a team we are responsible for ensuring the following for all students who access placements across the organisation:


  • Ensuring there is adequate placement capacity for all students on courses commissioned by the East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery.

  • Ensuring students experience good quality practice placements.

  • Promote inter professional learning opportunities across the organisation.

  • Work closely with the Higher Education Instiutions ensuring partnership working between the two organisations.  


The Centre for Practice Learning Team is also responsible for:


  • Ensuring those supporting the students are themselves developed and supported in their role as mentor/supervisor/educator.

  • Promoting working in the NHS as a career option by attending local careers events.

  • Providing placement opportunities/work experience for individuals across the organisation.

  • Facilitating the preceptorship programme which supports newly qualified staff during the transition from student to practitioner over a six month period.              


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the team.



  • Black Twitter Icon

Claire Langford

Hi, I am the Multi-professional Practice Learning Lead at the Chesterfield Royal. I have worked in all specialties of medicine. The last 6 years in Acute and Emergency medicine. If you see me ask me about, THE WEBSITE AND PLACEMENT PROFILES.

01246 516209        @ClurLangford

Emma Taylor

Hi Im Emma Taylor.

One of the Practice Learning Facilitators at CRH

I am a surgical Orthopedic nurse by background, and worked a year as a Clinical educator for Surgery prior to joining the CPL in Sept 2017.


Facebook: Search for Practice Learning

01246 513048

Tina Thompson

Hi Im Tina Thompson,


I am the Allied Health Professionals Practice Learning Facilitator (AHP PLF).

I do the same role as the Lead Mentors but for AHP students.


Please reload

Josh Draper

Hi i am Josh. I am one of the Practice Learning Facilitators at CRH.

I joined the Centre for Practice Learning team in Feb 2019 after spending the last 5 years as the Charge Nurse and Learning Environment Manager in our Emergency Department.

Prior to this, my experience as a nurse and mentor has been within the acute medicine setting.

I really enjoy the teaching aspects of my role.


01246 513465

Lorna Bothamley

Hi im Lorna. I joined the CPL team Sept 2019. My role is as a Practice Development Facilitator, exploring capacity, models of working and student support. Previously i worked as a Sister and LEM on Eastwood ward, the stroke ward.


Bethany Clarke

Hi I'm Beth

I have joined the team as a Practice Learning Facilitator. Since qualification I have worked on Hasland ward as a Staff Nurse and Sister and as a CQUIN Practitioner.



Michelle Day

Hi, i am the Practice Learning Support Coordinator.

I provide admin support for the Centre for Practice Learning.

I am also the Lead on Work Experience.


01246 512863

Please reload


Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: The CHESTERFIELD ROYAL

Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

Copyright © 2019 CPL, Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust