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AHP Students

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde AHP student webpage! The page was designed with students in mind, we hope you find the page both informative and useful to help guide and support you through your practice placement journey.
COVID-19 Update
As you are all aware we are in a global pandemic, Covid-19 has resulted in changes to most practice placements within Greater Glasgow and Clyde and as of March 2020 most AHP placements were paused. We are currently working in partnership with our Higher Education Institutions, Practice Educators and Practice Placement Co-ordinators in the recovery of AHP Practice Placements and are committed to continue to deliver quality based learning opportunities for AHP Students.
We will collaboratively with you in order to provide AHP Students the best possible experience, albeit different to what we are used to however with the input and support of media platforms and virtual learning can help us to overcome the challenges and barriers we experience in the changing health care environment we find ourselves in.
COVID-19 Practice Placement Recovery page
This page has been designed to support the recovery of AHP placements and also hosts a number of useful resources it can be accessed on the AHP Community of Practice site, please see below for link
COVID 19 Placement Recovery
Student Wellbeing

Students wellbeing is of utmost importance. At this time, each Scottish higher education instiution (HEI)  is providing a range of wellbeing support to students. Students can self refer themselves.
Links to HEI-specific support sites are provided in the document accessed here at :

Placements within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is the largest health board in the UK. We provide healthcare to over 1.2 million people and employ around 38,000 staff, many of which are Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s).

NHSGGC AHP staff have a positive and integral role to play in the delivery of healthcare and patients.

Understanding and appreciating the importance of AHP’s, NHSGGC are committed to nurturing the future generation of AHP’s through AHP student practice placements. Working in tandem with Higher Education (HE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEI) we support and facilitate pre-registration practice based learning and development.

NHSGGC Board offers client facilities and services in both acute and community settings, over a vast geographical area from Greenock to Glasgow and many places in between. If you are coming to NHSGGC for a placement you may be placed in one or many of settings where we provide health care to service users.

You might feel a mixture of emotions about coming on placement, this is ok and perfectly normal. In this website you should find relevant and necessary pre-placement information including confidentiality to uniform policies, what to expect from the placement and what we expect from you. This, in turn can help to create empowerment and optimistic emotions which can positively impact on confidence and learning throughout your placement.

Profession specific information will be available soon.
The student web page is split into different pages. To access each page please click on the relevant link below.

About the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area

As a place to live, the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area has many attractions. The West of Scotland combines cosmopolitan charm, lush countryside and soothing Seaside.

Culturally diverse, architecturally stunning and historically rich, this vibrant region is home to innovation, celebration and the largest city in Scotland – Glasgow.  As Scotland’s most populous region, the West of Scotland is home to approximately two million people who live and work in this captivating and eclectic part of the country.  It is a region of striking contrast with larger areas like Glasgow within easy reach of picturesque towns, villages and some of Scotland’s most scenic beaches, captivating wildlife and tranquil countryside.


Multicultural, magnificent and brimming with personality, Scotland’s largest city is home to nearly 600,000 people. Discover rich history, stunning architecture and the best shopping in the UK outside London. Glasgow is one of the highest ranking cities in the UK for quality of life. (Mercer survey, 2012)

This aptly-named ‘Dear Green Place’ blends the best of urban-living with the plendour of lush gardens and parks. Impressively, the city boasts more green space per square mile than any other UK city. With some of the biggest and brightest businesses Scotland has to offer, in addition to enjoying the scenery, you can explore the many great career opportunities the city offers.  Offering the best of both worlds, Glasgow is close to breath-taking countryside offering up nearby hill walking, sailing, and cycling. Some of the world’s greatest golf courses are all within an hour’s drive of the city. And this bustling city’s arts and culture, nightlife and food are hard to surpass. Home to over 133,000 students from around the world, this vibrant city has five world-renowned universities and seven colleges.

Lots to see and do

No matter what your age or interest, the West has something for you. Be dazzled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic architecture in Glasgow or satisfy your appetite with mouth-watering produce at the farmers’ markets in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

Getting around

The region’s excellent transport links mean you’re connected to the rest of the UK -and the world.
The M8 motorway connects the West with the rest of Scotland, taking just under an hour to drive between the country’s major cities Glasgow and Edinburgh, a well-used commuter’s route.
The bus is an effortless way to get around because it’s inexpensive and widely available across the region – even in remote locations. Glasgow has the UK’s largest suburban rail network outside London. An abundance of stations and travel times
makes exploring the region by train an easy option. The rail network links both rural areas and cities with the rest of Scotland and the wider UK. (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 2019)


If you have any comments or for further information on these webpages
Please contact Jennifer Dick
AHP Practice Education Facilitator
[email protected]




Last Updated: 14 April 2021