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Manchester & Salford Pain Centre - SRFTP 57

Placement Overview

Placement Title Manchester & Salford Pain Centre - SRFTP 57
Your Placement Contact Howard Read - 206 4169 and Angela Leonard - 206 4168 - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4169
Your University Contact: Maureen McMahon - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation
  • Off duty

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Team mentorship in groups of 3

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


Predominately 8-4


Occasional:  11.00 -19 :00 hrs or 09.00 - 19:00 hrs


No nights

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Good selection of inpatient and outpatient assessment. We assess, plan care for patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain problems.

We also place a great deal of emphasis on reviewing the treatment we plan or suggest.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan & Tierney Activities of daily living.

The current model seeks to define 'what living means, and categories these discoveries into Activities of Daily Living (ADL), in order to promote maximum independence, through complete assessment leading to interventions that further support independence in areas that may prove difficult or impossible for the individual on their own.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Ensuring a safe environment for patients to be treated in
  • To recognise the fundamental principles of a clean working environment
  • To recognise and experience a personal approach to patient care
  • Communication strategies
  • Assessment strategies
  • Pharmacology of pain medications
  • Safe prescribing of analgesic medications

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Management of PCA & Epidurals
  • Spinal cord stimulation management
  • Assessment of outpatient in outpatient clinic environment.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Patient contact Pain centre Library
  • Specialist care from nurses in the pain management field
  • Spoke placements
  • Multidisciplinary team working.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Epidural audit
  • Pre op audit
  • Ketamine audit

Spoke Placements

  • Palliative care 1 week
  • Pharmacy
  • Time with link nurse
  • Infection control
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Others can be requested by the students

Additional Information

Download the student induction pack

Would advice an informal visit to the pain centre prior to commencing your placement

Practice Education Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Pre-Registration Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT