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Middleton Health Visiting Team - HMRCP 15

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Placement Title Middleton Health Visiting Team - HMRCP 15
Your Placement Contact Abigail Holden - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

The best method of contacting this placement is via email because the phone system does not have an answer machine and rings engaged when the member of staff is out of the office.

Placement Address Brook House, Oldham Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1AY
Placement City/Town: Middleton
Placement Phone 0161 716 2835
Your University Contact: Nicky Fishburn - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Assigned mentor.
Welcome pack.
Introduction to HV team/role.
Discussion around PARE and appointments booked for initial interview.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Middleton team has 12 health visitors. Of which 11 have their mentorship.
Students are allocated to a designated mentor on a structured allocation process.
Mentors expect to be aware of a pending student via information from the team PEL.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday –Friday… 9am-5pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Home setting visits
Clinic setting visits

What nursing model is used for planning care?

4-5-6- Health Visiting Model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

There is a wide range of clinical expertise within the Middleton team of Health visitors. A number of staff has background in Midwifery, Paediatrics, Mental Health Nursing, and Learning Disability Nursing.
All Health visitors have the nurse prescribing V100 and one member of the team has the advanced nurse prescribing V300.
All staff are UNICEF Breastfeeding trained.
Individual staff are wholly responsible for completing their mandatory training and learning matrix.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Some members of the team have additional skills appropriate to their practice.

What resources are available to help students learning?

The team is committed to keeping up to date resources and information for students to access.
There is a wide range of reading material and students have ready access to the internet to support their learning and access trust policies.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

All staff carries out their work on evidence based practice.

Spoke Placements

Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of spoke placements; these are usually either a half day or full day experience.
Family Planning
Community nursery Nurse
Chool health Practitioner
Childrens Community nursing Team
Local Childrens Centres#Early Years Worker
Immunisation Team
Community Paediatric Service
Speech and Language Therapy

Additional Information

Please note:-  if you have a child in the catchment area of this Health Visiting or School Nursing team you may not be able to attend due to a conflict of interests, please email Angela Mehr in the Clinical Placements Unit asap to clarify.We are also a teaching practice for medical students.