Health Visiting Town Centre Team - BUPCTP 5

Placement Overview

Placement Title Health Visiting Town Centre Team - BUPCTP 5
Your Placement Contact Jane Barnes, Julie Peat - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Jane Barnes - Registered Health Visitor

Placement Address Arundel House, Little 66, Hollins Brook Lane, Pilsworth, Bury, BL9 8RN
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 716 1360
Your University Contact: Edwina Thacker - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

A Welcome Pack is provided to the student and a Mentor is allocated. We would encourage students to contact the placement prior to arrival to find out the name of their Mentor. Orientation to the clinical base is provided on the first day of their placement.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated to students prior to their arrival

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday – Friday 08.30-17:00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

*Child Development.
*Family support.
*Antenatal Care.
*Child Protection.
*Breast Feeding Support.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney
Health Visiting Family Profile Tool

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication skills. The development of Therapeutic relationships with clients/families. Record keeping. In depth awareness of Child Development/Assessment of Health Needs. Liaison with the Primary Health Care Team. Applying research to practice.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

The health visiting service in Bury is committed to enabling clients to achieve, through informed choice, the or optimum level of health according to their individual needs, by providing appropriate advice, support, information or referral on an individual or group basis; this is achieved through effective health promotion and health education, using a multi-disciplinary approach

What resources are available to help students learning?

*Learning Resources
Community health care journals. Internet. Up to date NMC documentation. Nursing and midwifery books
*Placement Audit
*Student Resource Folder
*Lunch Time Learning Events

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Students are encouraged to undertake enquiries into a range of Health and Developmental issues for the Pre-school population and to share this learning with future students by adding their work to the placement audit.

Spoke Placements

There are a range of Spoke Placements available and lists of these are available in the Student Welcome Pack.

Additional Information

Please note:-  if you have a child in the catchment area of this Health Visiting or School Nursing team you may not be able to attend due to a conflict of interests, please email Angela Mehr in the Clinical Placements Unit asap to clarify.