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General OPD - SRFTP 87

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Placement Title General OPD - SRFTP 87
Your Placement Contact Helen Unsworth - Send Email
Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4770
Your University Contact: Karen Staniland - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Meet your Mentor/Mentor Team Allocation

Off Duty

Department Induction

General discussion

Initial discussion and assessment

Identify aims and objectives

Specific objectives

Identify Spoke Placements

Routine of Outpatients

Role of the Staff with Outpatients

Patient Journey

Role of the Co-ordinator

Shadowing Support Workers in Blood Room

Participation in Huddles

Clinical Governance

Meetings with Link Nurses

Health Promotion

Infection Control

Self-Directed Study

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Team Mentoring - students are allocated to a team prior to placement

Off Duty - students to phone prior to placement for off duty

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30

08.00 - 16.00

09.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 18.00


12.30 - 20.30

13.00 - 21.00

Shift Notes:

We can be flexible - please discuss at initial meeting

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Outpatients who come for appointments for a consultation with a clinician

Patients who are sent for tests eg: hearing test, ECG, endoscopy, bloods, pre-op etc

Chaperone to support a patient during a procedure or examination

Patients being admitted from Outpatients to a ward

Poorly patients, stretcher patients sent from another hospital or care setting

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orem's Model of Nursing

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Observational skills

Communication skills

Clinical observations


ECG and PFT's

Decision making skills

Ability to work within a team

Health Promotion

Ability to manage own workload

Ability to manage own self-directed study

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?


ENT Scope training

ECG Training

What resources are available to help students learning?



SRFT library

Student Noticeboard


Outpatient staff

Specialist Nurses

Multi-Disciplinary Team

Other students

University Link Lecturer/Personal Tutor

Practice Education Lead

Practice Education Facilitators

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Rheumatology, Surgery, Neurology and Gastroenterology have research nurses within the clinic

Spoke Placements


Specialist Nurses

Blood Room


Day Surgery Unit/Surgical Admissions Lounge




Walkden Gateway

Pendleton Gateway

Cardio Respiratory Investigations

Willow Tree Health Centre ICATS Clinics

Breightmet Health Centre ICATS Clinics

Ladywell Taggart Canver Clinic

Ambulance Waiting Lounge

And many more

Additional Information

Lockers available if you bring a one pound coin that you get back when the key is returned to the locker.

Bike shed and showering facilities for anyone who cycles to the hospital.

Practice Education Facilitator - Andrea Surtees - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT