Alexandra Group Medical Practice - PRSEC 147

Placement Overview

Placement Title Alexandra Group Medical Practice - PRSEC 147
Your Placement Contact Alan Morton, Jackie Casey - Send Email
Placement Address Glodwick Primary Care Centre, 137 Glodwick Road, Oldham, OL4 1YN
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 622 9210
Your University Contact: Sharon Vesty - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Placement induction to include discussion of working times, spoke placements, student objectives, building induction

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors should spend 40% of the time with the student and have weekly meetings

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

The Medical Practice is open Monday - Friday

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:- 08.00 - 18.30

Tuesday:- 07.00 - 18.30

Hours will be negotiated between the mentor and student

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Life long illness both physical and psychological - diagnosis and ongoing treatment

Undifferentiated, undiagnosed presentations

Childhood immunisations

Travel immunisations 

Cervical cytology

Home visit - patient's own home, residential home or nursing home

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Not applicable as not secondary care

Care delivered is evidence based care taking into account local and national guidelines

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication skills with patients and within a team

Patient examination to include basic observations, examination of all body systems

Health promotion

Health screening

Immunisations - travel, childhood

Care of patients with long term conditions - diabetes, IHD, hypertension, asthma, COPD

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Wound management

Care of the dying

Safeguarding - children and adults

What resources are available to help students learning?


Access to computer

Spoke Placements

District Nurses

Health Visitors

Community Midwifes

School Nurses


MacMillan Nurses

Drug and Alcohol Team

Additional Information

The information above is not an exhaustive list - there are many opportunities for the student to meet their objectives on any number of primary care services.