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Wigan and Leigh Drug and Alcohol Recovery Partnership. - GMWP 69

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Placement Title Wigan and Leigh Drug and Alcohol Recovery Partnership. - GMWP 69
Your Placement Contact Sara Hatfield - 01942- 827979 - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Coups Business Centre, Dorining Street, Wigan, WN1 1HR
Placement City/Town: Wigan
Placement Phone 01942- 827979
Your University Contact: Rebecca Rylance - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Single Point of Contact Assessment
  • Medical reviews including Consultants, Staff Grade Medics and Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Community Prescribing
  • Full and Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • Blood Borne virus screening and immunisations
  • Care coordinator assessment care planning evaluation and review processes
  • Enhanced care team
  • Shared Care Team
  • Criminal Justice Interventions Team
  • Social Work Team
  • Recovery and Inclusion Team including Outreach service
  • Centre based Alcohol and Drug Detoxification
  • Referral to external bodies
  • Needle Exchange facility
  • Alternative Therapies

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students work with mentor/assessor for a minimum of 2 days a week.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Late night Thursday, open until 7pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Single point of contact assessments.
Medical reviews including Consultants, Staff Grad Medics and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Community prescribing.
Blood Borne virus screening and immunisations.
Tough choices.
Centre based Alcohol and Drug Detoxification.
Referral to external bodies.
Needle Exchange.
Active Case Management Team.
Dual Diagnosis Nurse.
Gastroenterology Ward at Wigan Infirmary.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

  • Recovery Model.
  • Harm Reduction Framework
  • Team Nursing

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Overdose prevention
  • Safer Injecting techniques

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Harm Minimisation
  • Assessment and care planning

What resources are available to help students learning?

    Access to Trust Intranet.  
    Multidisciplinary Team Meetings.
    Information Technology.      
    Journal Clubs.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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Additional Information

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