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ORBISH - Bury Integrated Sexual Health Service - PRSEC 173

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Placement Title ORBISH - Bury Integrated Sexual Health Service - PRSEC 173
Your Placement Contact Jackie Mansey - Send Email
Placement Address Knowsley Place, Knowsley St, Bury BL9 0SN
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 03003038565
Your University Contact: Julie Wray - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student welcome pack

Introduction to mentor and placement, Tour of the unit, fire escapes etc, student notice board, staff room, student folder, policies and procedures

Initial assessment undertaken and documentation discussed

Off duty and spoke clinics – student takes mentors off duty

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated on a rotational basis. Students are allocated a mentor but sometimes mentorship is shared between 2 mentors. Mentorship is provided by all the nurses .

Allocation may be in Oldham Bury or Rochdale. Jackie Mansey coordinates the allocation

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Early:  9-5 or 8-4
Late:   12-8 or 11-7

Days: Monday to Friday plus 2 Saturdays per month

Notes: Student takes same off duty as mentor but is negotiable. A car driver is an advantage as students will need to travel between clinics.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Drop-in clinics and appointment clinics.

Integrated contraception and sexual heath is provided.

Appointments for implant fitting, coil clinics, HIV clinic

Outreach to clients homes, colleges health promotion venues

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Health Belief model

Behaviour change model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Sexual health history taking. Assisting clinicians with clinical procedures.

Height weight and BP recording

Preparing slides for microscopy

Screening for and treating STIs

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Depending on level of training
Injections / vaccines


Assisting with Cytology

Preparing clients for Wart treatments

What resources are available to help students learning?

web sites, Quizzes,reflection

Directed study

Access to staff expertise

Access to library resources

Following a patient journey

Support with academic assessments and presentations

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We operate an electronic database Lillie Blythe system so are able to pull reports regularly to meet Kee Performance Indicators (KPIs)




Spoke Placements

Brook Oldham, Community Midwives, Colposcopy, School Health advisor, Termination of pregnancy clinic, RUC chlamydia screening office, microbiology, haematology and cytology labs, Lesbian and gay foundation, George House Trust

Additional Information

Students will be based in either Oldham Rochdale or Bury but will be given the opportunity to attend other clinics or maybe swap with another student to provide a more detailed overview of the wider ORBISH service. It is an advantage therefor to be a car owner/driver but this is not essential as public transport is available and this is the responsibility of the student. We will endeavour to help as much as possible.