North West CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) - VCI 25

Placement Overview

Placement Title North West CATS (Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service) - VCI 25
Your Placement Contact Lisa Lau, Trudy Hope - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Unit Sister

Placement Address Belle Vue, Denton, Rochdale, Oldham, Stretford Leisure Centre, Lanceburn HC, Willow Wood Hospice
Placement City/Town: Greater Manchester
Placement Phone 0333 200 4081
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Jackie Leigh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student induction booklet and induction week.

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What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated a mentor for the duration of the placement and shown on the staff rota.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 07.30 - 20.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Referals from GP's for individual specialities

Opportunity to attend some surger after they have been in clinic with consultants

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Scrubbing for minor ops/vasectomies/cystoscopies/hysteroscopies

Patient observations

Pre-op preparation and recovery time

Steroid injection clinics

Setting up and clearing away various clinics

Preparing medical equipment

Completing IMS patient records

Assist with safety questionnaires 

Act as chaperone in all clinical areas

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

IT systems

Student notice board

Access to Intranet with GMCATS

Able to attend any resource library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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