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Wigan and Leigh Drug and Alcohol Recovery Partnership - GMWP 75

Placement Overview

Placement Title Wigan and Leigh Drug and Alcohol Recovery Partnership - GMWP 75
Your Placement Contact Sara Hatfield - 01942- 827979 - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Senior Substance Misuse Nurse

Placement Address Kennedy HouseBrunswick St, Leigh, WN7 2PJ
Placement City/Town: Leigh
Placement Phone 01942- 404299
Your University Contact: Rebecca Rylance - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Introduction to all staff members
  • Student Induction Pack Issued
  • Full timetable for placement negotiated and issued to student
  • Orientated to service environment
  • Initial interview completed to establish goals and expected learning outcomes for placement
  • Tour of building to ensure all students are aware of all fire break glass points, location of all fire fighting equipment and local evacuation procedures
  • Service philosophy discussed

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:

Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Late night Wednesday until 7pm.
Limited parking.

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?

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Overdose prevention
  • Safer Injecting techniques
  • 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?

Spoke Placements

Chapman Barker Unit.
Hep C Specialist Nurse.
Alcohol Team at Wigan Infirmary.
Emergency Services.
The Brick Project.
Local Pharmacies.
Gastroenterology Ward at Wigan Infirmary.

Additional Information

Limited parking available at 12/14 Brown Street North Leigh

Dress code, Uniform and ID badge