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Contraception & Sexual Health Service for Young People (Under 20 Years of Age) - PRSEC 136

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Placement Title Contraception & Sexual Health Service for Young People (Under 20 Years of Age) - PRSEC 136
Your Placement Contact Sue Hansford - Send Email
Placement Address Commonwealth House, 81 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 237 3001 / 07500 786 763
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: PEF: Karen Sutcliffe, Link Lecturer Debbie Fallon - 0161 306 7774 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?


Initial meeting with primary mentor

Agreed plan for placement

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Annual updates

Regualr supervision and clinical updates

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Core opening times:-

Mon - Thurs 12.30 - 18.00

Fri & Sat: 12.00 - 16.00

Sun 12.30 - 15.00

Notes:- Students will accompany the Education and Outreach Teams on some mornings.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Comprehensive medical, social and sexual history taking

Empower clients to make informed choices regarding theircontraception and sexual health

Communicate safe contraceptive choices using United KingdomEligibility Criteria for Contraception (UKMEC)

Teaching clients about their chosen method of contraception

Undertaking asymptomatic sexual health screens

Providing treatment of uncomplicated chlamydia

Pregnancy testing and pregnancy choices

Referral to external agencies and signposting

Safeguarding and awareness of CSE indicators

Fraser Guidelines and management of clients under the age of16.

Outreach in schools and colleges-education and servicedelivery.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Holistic care is provided by a multidisciplinary team whichincludes:

Reception staff

Nurses who hold a post registration qualification incontraception and sexual health

Clinical Support Workers / Health and Wellbeing Workers


What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Basic examination-Height, weight, BMI, BP.

History taking

Infection Control


Record keeping

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessing issues such as drug / alcohol misuse, self harm andhygiene

Safeguarding skills and awareness of CSE indicators.

Medicines Management

Management of clinical emergencies

What resources are available to help students learning?

Small libraryQuiet room with computer available.

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