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Junction 17 - GMWP 34

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Placement Title Junction 17 - GMWP 34
Your Placement Contact Robyn Holt, Charlene Howarth - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Student Leads

Placement Address Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 3BL
Placement City/Town: Prestwich
Placement Phone Reception Number 0161 358 1740 - Nursing ward office 0161 358 0439
Your University Contact: Eunice Ayodeji - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

All students will be allocated a mentor/associate mentor prior to the commencement in practice.

The student will receive a welcome pack and will receive a full orientation and induction during the first 48 hours.

Students are welcome to have a pre-visit to the service and partake in their induction prior to commencement in practice and time will be given in lieu (optional).

Please contact the placement no sooner than two weeks prior to commencement to arrange your shift pattern.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All Students are allocated a mentor to support them in practice; we can also accommodate third year final students with the support of a sign off mentor.

All mentor/associates and sign off mentors are updated on an annual basis as required by the NMC (2015) and are registered on the Live register for mentors held by the practice education Facilitators.

In the event of your allocated mentor being unavailable for annual leave or sickness alternative arrangements will be made to support your practice.

All qualified staff have the opportunity to study the preparation for mentorship module credited or non credited.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Early: 7am-3pm 30 min break

Late: 1pm - 9pm . 30 min break

Night: 7pm- 7-15am 1hr break

Long Days 7am - 7-15pm 1hr

Students are encouraged to work a mixture of early, late and night shifts which incorporate some weekend exposure to experience 24 hour care.

Students are expected to work at least 40% of their time with their mentor. Students are encouraged to work long days with their mentor

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Admission and discharges
  • CPA reviews
  • Tribunals
  • Uses of Mental Health Act
  • Key nurse role
  • Care planning and assessment of needs

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Biopsychosocial model.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Developing communication skills with young people
  • Risk Assessment
  • Assessment care planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Engagement and disengagement skills.
  • Team Working
  • Record keeping
  • Completing nursing reports
  • Medicines management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Providing and receiving handovers
  • Delegation skills
  • Management skills
  • Intensive psychological interventions
  • Physical health observations/monitoring
  • Working with multi-disciplinary team and external agencies
  • Incident reporting

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Students have access to internet and intranet.
  • Library access at the Prestwich site and Mayo Building at Salford Royal Hospital
  • Learning Packs.
  • E-learning programmes
  • Study days/in-house training
  • Members of the nursing and MDT are an excellent resource to support you in your learning
  • Spoke opportunities

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • TUCAN study
  • CHYPIE study
  • ASSIST - research programme - young people who self harm
  • TAPPS - early onset psychosis/interventions

Spoke Placements

Students can access a variety of spokes placements which are highlighted in the student welcome pack and in a spoke folder in placement.

Students are expected to complete a spoke placement feedback sheet to identify what learning outcomes they want to achieve, what they learnt from the spoke experience and a discussion with their mentor of their experience and what further development opportunities would support their learning.

Additional Information

Dress code

Students are not expected to wear uniform but expected to dress smart casual and wear their ID badges at all times.

Anybody attending placement in inappropriate clothing will be sent home to change immediately.


You may be supported by practice staff studying for the preparation for mentorship course, this is overseen by a qualified mentor and your documents will be countersigned by the mentor.

PEF contact details

Liz Tudor

0161 358 1659