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Paediatric Out-patients Team - SPCTP 43

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Placement Title Paediatric Out-patients Team - SPCTP 43
Your Placement Contact Lesley Stanley - Team Leader, Tracey Cooper - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Childrens Service, Pendleton Gateway, 1 The Broadwalk, Pendleton, Salford, M6 5FX
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 2666
Your University Contact: Alison Cavanagh - 0161-295 7133 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Induction Pack prior to commencing placement.

*On the 1st Day Orientation of the Department & Housekeeping
*Meeting with Mentor

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Students are allocated a mentor/assessor prior to arrival
  • Specific time is allocated to spend with mentor/assessor in order to complete necessary placement paperwork.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

8.30 - 16.30

9.00 - 17.00 ( with 30 mins for lunch)  

Worked over 5 days.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

To gain knowledge of the referral process for care management

To learn how to assist with the assessment & care plan for the children & young persons who will be attending the department to have investigations and treatments

To further develop a range of communication skills

Liaise with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team

Observe and discuss the theory under pinning the practical skills that are undertaken in the Children's Department

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

During your placement we hope you will gain an understanding of the Out Patients Department, its purpose within the Community services and witness the experiences of the children who visit us.

You will be able to observe and participate in various clinics, spend time with nurse specialists and visit different areas in relation to specific aims & objectives.

We all actively take a part in Health Promotion by using display & notice boards and we always welcome your input.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Practical sessions are delivered daily.


Up to date Journals (Children's and Young Person, Nursing Standard, Evidence Based Practice).

Internet Computer Access (in line with Trust Policy).

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Epilepsy 12 National Audit


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Various access to:

Specialist Nurses

Childrens Community Nurses

Speech & Language

CAMHS (Child & adolescent mental health service)

X-Ray & Ultra sound


Childrens Dental

Day Case Theatre at Salford Royal Hospital

Asthma Specialist Nurse

Diabetic Specialist Nurse

Dermatology Specialist Nurse

Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Additional Information

Services were commenced at Pendleton Gateway in 2009. Its joint approach has been adopted in developing a mixed range of services by the NHS and Local Authority

The Department is on the second floor of the centre and incorporates existing children's services transferred from both the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Pendlebury and Booth Hall Children's Hospital following their closure in June 2009