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The Parrallel (Young Persons Health Centre) - BCHNHS 12

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Placement Title The Parrallel (Young Persons Health Centre) - BCHNHS 12
Your Placement Contact Margaret Haig, Jacqueline Platt - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Young Persons Health Advisors

Placement Address 9A Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1 HU
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 462444
Your University Contact: Gaynor Fenton. - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Introduction to the health needs of young people and, what is it they want from a health centre.
  • Introduction to legal issues when providing services for adolescents.
  • Observation and participation within the clinics, opportunities to work within a multidisciplinary/multi-agency environment

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Rachel Lancaster - student lead, will allocate.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


9am - 5pm


11am - 7pm



Shift Notes:

Hours negotiable between 8.30am and 7:00pm. Occasional Saturdays 12.00 - 3.30pm.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • General Health and wellbeing
  • Sexual health screening
  • Contraception
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Pre and postnatal care
  • Liaison with drug and alcohol abuse services
  • Immunisation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Health promotion

What nursing model is used for planning care?

We use a specially developed adolescent health assessment tool.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Contraception and the Menstrual Cycle
  • Methods of Contraception
  • Injection Techniques
  • Child Development
  • Child Protection

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Observation of Sexual Health Screening
  • Venepuncture

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Local government strategies
  • PCT policies and procedures
  • Child protection guidelines
  • Fraser guidelines
  • Access to Internet
  • Young persons focused literature

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The Parallel is a relatively new and innovative health centre, its practice is therefore evolving and developing continuously.

Spoke Placements

  • 360 drug and alcohol misuse service
  • Variety of adolescent services

Additional Information

Students who will require a placement Risk Assessment for any reason, including pregnancy or a support need, should contact the PEF team on at least two weeks before their placement commences.

The placement is suitable for child branch students in their 2nd or 3rd year.