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East HV Team - HMRCP 5

Placement Overview

Placement Title East HV Team - HMRCP 5
Your Placement Contact J Fielding-Smith - 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 This placement is based across 2 sites. You will be informed of your base when you make initial contact with Janice
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 764344
Your University Contact: Michelle Howarth - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation and Induction by the assessor they are given a pack which explains about map of the area.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

The assessor is allocated with in the team, interviews are arranged with the agreement of the student and completion of their documentation is undertaken. Timetable for the placement is arranged.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Community teams work Monday - Friday and pose no problems for student placement.

Please contact this placement between the hours of 9am - 10am and 4pm - 5pm.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Overview of community nursing supplied by District Nurses, health visitors, practice nurses, Midwives including clinic setting and home visiting.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Health Visitors - Family Health Needs Assessment (Robertson 1983)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Child surveillance and baby clinics
  • Hearing test and general development
  • Postnatal depression support groups
  • Health promotion stall
  • Pop in and play toddler group

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Marsden Manual
  • Health Promotion Unit
  • Health Journals and books

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Postnatal depression research for ethnic minorities
  • Antenatal depression
  • Each discipline has its own professional development group

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Postnatal depression research for ethnic minorities
  • Antenatal depression
  • Each discipline has its own professional development group

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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.

  • Philosophy of Care
  • Our aim is to support our primary health care team in providing a quality health services to clients with our GP practices and the local community by: Increased flexibility via a multi-skilled collaborative health care team.
  • Improved patient care by enhanced communication and continuity of care and provision of opportunities for team members to develop evidence - based practice, joint learning and sharing of skills, encompassing a community development approach.