Bridgewater Oldham West - BCHNHS 20

Placement Overview

Placement Title Bridgewater Oldham West - BCHNHS 20
Your Placement Contact Suzanne Ferguson, Amanda Irvine - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Werneth Primary Care Centre, Featherstall Rd South, Oldham, OL9 7AY
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 484 1302
Your University Contact: Iain Quinton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Introduction to team members, orientation to base, trust policies
  • Explanation of Health Visiting Service and Student Role
  • Completion of initial interview within first week.
  • Identification of any additional student needs
  • IT access

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All students allocated a named mentor/assessor, and an associate mentor/assessor. Where mentor/assessor is part time assessments may be shared with associate. This will be clarified on an individual base.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

It is recognised that some students have to travel a long distance from their home to their practice placement, and this can sometimes mean two buses. Students experiencing this are allowed to leave the placement early, to get buses home.

However, this is not providing equity to all students, and also, these students are not fulfilling the correct number of hours in practice according to the NMC and university policies If students need to leave early they must undertake some reflection of their work day and share this with their mentor as this is evidence that time has been made up.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Local Policies
  • Small local library
  • Internet access
  • Department of Health literature

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

By individual arrangement can include school nurses, childrens centre, social care, district nurses, childrens community nurses.

Additional Information

Students who will require a placement Risk Assessment for any reason, including pregnancy or a support need, should contact the PEF team on at least two weeks before their placement commences.