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Royton & Crompton Health Centre, Health Visiting - BCHNHS 15

Placement Overview

Placement Title Royton & Crompton Health Centre, Health Visiting - BCHNHS 15
Your Placement Contact Louise Young - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royton Health and Well Being Centre, Park St, Royton. OL2 6QW
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 362 4011
Your University Contact: Iain Quinton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation to building and work area

Fob provided for building

Welcome Pack and meet and greet staff members

Spoke placements

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated a named mentor at first contact

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday - Friday:- 9am - 5pm (negotiable with named mentor)

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Children (aged 0-5) and parents are offered universal HV service visits within their own homes

Children and parents are seen in various clinic settings

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Health Visitors work with guidance set out in the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Students will have the opportunity to observe all aspects of the child vaccination programme and all aspects of child safeguarding

Health assessments of children from birth to 5 years

Speech and Language drop in sessions

Well baby weighing clinics and baby bistro (breastfeeding support)

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

Oldham is proud to be a UNICEF baby friendly accredited Heath Visiting service (Breastfeeding)

We have a small library of books, journals and other resources for students to access

Training is given on plotting the World Health Organisation child measurement centiles

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

School Nursing

Community Nursery Nurse

BreastfeedingSpecialist Health Visitor

Parenting Specialist Health Visitor


Speech and Language Therapy


GP Practice Nurses


Children’s Centres



Community Mental Health service 

Child Health Clinics.

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.