Due regard is practised when the mentor:
There are some variations where this application may be modified e.g:
1. When specialist input is needed. This enables students to gain experience from a supervisor whose specialist field is not their own.(e.g. adult students in the mental health setting). The specialist clinical supervisor who is from a different part of the register or profession:
This placement must be overseen by a NMC registrant mentor or practice teacher with due regard who meets with the student and clinical supervisor at agreed times to monitor the student achievements.
2. Where mentors/practice teachers are scarce. In this situation, where there is a scarcity of mentors, direct supervision/and assessment is provided by NMC mentors/practice teachers without due regard. This placement must be overseen by a NMC registrant mentor or practice teacher with due regard who meets with the practice supervisor providing direct supervision at agreed times to monitor the student's achievement