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Pike View Medical Practice - PRSEC 148

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Placement Title Pike View Medical Practice - PRSEC 148
Your Placement Contact Lisa Higson - Send Email
Placement Address Albert Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 7AN
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Your University Contact: Dawm Gawthorpe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Local surgery orientation and introduction to staff

Initial meeting with Mentor

Discussion re: Learning needs & objectives

Discussion re:Chosen Spoke Placements

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Email student orientation pack prior to introduction to staff members

Mentor in surgery Tues-Fri

Associate Mentor Tues-Thurs

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Flexible start/finish times are in operation

Start between 08.30 and 09.30

Finish between 17.00 and 18.00

Tuesday is a 19.30 finish.

The Medical Centre operates 5 days a week.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

GP Surgery

Nursing Homes

Domiciliary Visits

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaptations of RLT


Medical Model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Vital signs observations - Manual & electronic B/P, Pulse, Resp rate, Sats, CRT


Injection Techniques - Patient prescription ONLY

Hand washing

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?




Insertion & removal Uterine Contraception device

Insertion & removal of Sub-dermal Implanon


Childhood immunisations

Travel vaccinations


What resources are available to help students learning?

Conference Room Library

Access to Intranet

Monthly Nurse Education Study Days

Reps - In-house

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Clinical Audits

QOF Targets

Spoke Placements

Health Visitors & Baby Clinic

School Nurse & Pupil Referral Units

District Nurses

Treatment Rooms

The Bolton Hospice

Diabetic Centre

Nursing Homes

The Parallel - 3rd Yr Students ONLY

Additional Information

Free car parking

Free access to refreshments

No smoking policy