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The Shine (Wigan) Contraception & Sexual Health Service - BPCTP 81

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Placement Title The Shine (Wigan) Contraception & Sexual Health Service - BPCTP 81
Your Placement Contact Helen Feeney, Jennifer Ashworth - Send Email
Placement Address The Shine Centre, 6 The Gallaries (above Poundland), Wigan, WN1 1AR
Placement City/Town: Wigan
Placement Phone 01942 483186

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

You will be orientatated to the department on the first day of your placement, have your induction completed and be introduced to the team.
An initial meeting will take place with your allocated mentor within your first week where your learning objectives for the placement can be discussed and a plan of how to meet these can be decided.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

You will be assigned a mentor for the duration of your placement that your shift pattern will be based around. You will also have the opportunity to work with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

We are currently open:

Monday 8:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 8:30 – 19:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 16:30
Thursday 8:30 – 19:00
Friday 8:30 – 16:30

We also cover:  

Platt Bridge clinic  Tuesday evening 17:30 – 20:00
Pemberton clinic  Thursday evening 17:30 – 20:00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patient’s attend our department for multiple reasons, whether they require contraception, a cervical smear, a sexual health screen or maybe have some symptoms/concerns they are worried about. We fit contraceptive implants and coils within our department and can offer testing for infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, herpes, urethritis and trichomonas vaginalis. Some of these can be diagnosed by microscopy carried out within the department and some testing is carried out in the lab at Bolton. Patients are usually offered treatment within the department if required.
We aim to provide confidential and non-judgemental care to all patients maintaining the patient’s dignity at all times.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Infection Control
Aseptic technique

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

History taking
Decision making
Problem solving
Specimen collection
Labelling specimens
Patient Examination
Health education
Health Promotion
Partner notification

What resources are available to help students learning?

Student Information Pack
Internet access

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