Prison Health Care

Placement Overview

Placement Title Prison Health Care
Trust
Your Placement Contact Lindsey Partinton, Shadreck Seke - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Primary Care Manager/Clinical Lead
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 925 7000 ext - 2075 - Agecroft Road, Pendlebury, Manchester, M27 8FB
Your University Contact: Sean Welsh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Discussion of placement and philosophy 
  • Introduction to staff and environment 
  • Introduction to Mentor 
  • Security Awareness Orientation to prison 
  • Orientation to healthcare 
  • Fire procedures 
  • Location of policies 
  • General Issues - uniforms, breaks etc

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

We have named mentor who has attended an update in the last 12 months, currently we have 11 registered nurses on site who can be sign off mentors. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

06:30 - 15:00 

Late:

13:00 - 20:00 

Night:

20:00 - 06:30 

Shift Notes:

Alternatively can work 3 long days 06:30 - 20:00. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Primary healthcare - general
  • Primary mental healthcare
  • Substance misuse/recovery

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Chronic disease management 
  • Acute emergencies 
  • Trauma 
  • General practice skills 
  • Triage 
  • Medication administration

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Acute mental illness management
  • Management of drug and alcohol abuse/recovery

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Participating in patient care
  • Shadowing staff
  • Spoke placements with multidisiplinary team

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • SJS Policy 
  • Working Group Compliance with NICE Guidelines 
  • Annual Clinical Audit

Spoke Placements

  • Primary Care 
  • Primary Mental Health 
  • IDTS/Recovery

Additional Information

The prison healthcare services are continually developing to provide a systematic approach to delivery of care and services in line with a current health needs analysis, prison health quality indicators and recommendations from Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons. This also includes the continuous education and training of healthcare staff and working in partnership with external agencies such as Health Protection England, Environmental Health and local NHS providers.