West School Nurse Services - SPCTP 44

Placement Overview

Placement Title West School Nurse Services - SPCTP 44
Your Placement Contact Hayley Burgess, Sarah Boulter - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Walkden Clinic, Bridgewater Rd, Walkden, M28 3JE
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 3132
Your University Contact: Helen Franks - 295 6420 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction session for trust; Local induction at placement to introduce mentor, team and health and safety procedures for students safety etc.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors will be identified before student arrives on placement; off-duty is Mon to Friday so the PEL and/or mentor will be there on the students first day on placement.

There will always be a mentor on duty at all times.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Working hours: - 9am-17.00pm, Monday-Friday

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Staff deal with predominately with well children, advising on health promotions issues such as immunisations, sexual health discussions/health advice, child protection issues, health eating, emotional health issues, health care plans for use in school, early intervention and prevention work

What nursing model is used for planning care?

  • Roper, Logan and Tierney and also Orems Self Care Model
  • World Model (devised for the Strategic Health Authority)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Delivery of trust, education and government agenda for health protection and promotion for the well child.
  • Introduction to assessment of the clients needs as appropriate to stage of student training.
  • Introduction to the multi-professional working between health, education and social care bodies.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Learning how to deal with the wide range of age of clients from 5 years to 19 years of age

Health child programme


Complex care needs

What resources are available to help students learning?

Intranet access in-house resources, library access at Mayo Building. 

Staff experience and skill mix within the team.

Access to client and family information and local policies.

Working with the multi-professional team.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Caseload profiling/allocation
  • Record audits
  • Quality assurance for transfer of care records from health visitors
  • Audit of child protection health checks in a timely manner
  • Review of child protection procedures
  • Signs of safety tool used by SSCB
  • Recent merge into clusters with health visiting team exploring new ways of working

Spoke Placements

Will be discussed with student to ensure they meet required outcomes/objectives inclusive of immunisation team, district nurses, health visitors, specialist clinics such as asthma and diabetes, enuresis service/childrens continence

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator Nicky Fishburn 0161 206 3210

Mike Hollinshead 0161 206 8223