Skip to main content
Clinical Placements Database

Yorkshire Street DN's - PARP 51

Placement Overview

Placement Title Yorkshire Street DN's - PARP 51
Your Placement Contact Karen Ingham, Vivienne Murphy - 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 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, OL16 2DN
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 702092 - DN liaison Team - 01706 676363
Your University Contact: Natalie Yates-Bolton - 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

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?

District Nurses - Rochdale Model adapted from Roper, Logan and Tierney

Health Visitors - Family health Needs Assessment (Robertson 1983)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Basic nursing care including dressings and aseptic technique. Flushing of Hickman lines, Baillie St leg ulcer clinic
  • Palliative Care with Macmillian Nurses and DNs
  • Continence Assessments
  • Psychological supervisory support for the chronically ill and their carers
  • Management of Diabetic patients at home
  • 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?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Magnet accredited staff
  • Marsden Manual
  • Health Promotion Unit within easy walk
  • Health Journals and books

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

Spoke Placements

Additional Information

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 evidience based practice, joint learning and sharing of skills, encompassing a community development approach.