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Memory Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS) - GMWP 124

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Placement Title Memory Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS) - GMWP 124
Your Placement Contact Carol Taylor, Liz Tudor, Louise McDonald - Send Email
Placement Address Woodlands House, Meadowsweet Street, Off Peel Lane, Little Hulton, M28 0FE
Placement City/Town: Little Hulton
Placement Phone 0161 703 1080
Your University Contact: Elizabeth Collier - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?


Allocation of mentor

Introduction to the team

initial assessment with Band 6

Monitoring assessment

Titration clinic

OT assessment and visit

MCI Clinic

MDT Meeting

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All Students are allocated a mentor or associate mentor to support them in practice; we can also accommodate third year final students with the support of a sign off mentor.

All mentor/associates and sign off mentors are updated on an annual basis as required by the NMC (2008) and are registered on the live register for mentors held by the Practice Education Facilitators.

In the event of your allocated mentor being unavailable for annual leave or sickness alternative arrangements will be made to support your practice and development.

All qualified staff are given the opportunity to study the Preparation for Mentorship module (credited or non-credited).

You may occasionally be supported by an individual on the mentorship programme and this will be overseen and supervised by a qualified mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Day duty only 9.00am – 5.00pm


Opening hours are Monday to Friday

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patient receives assessment and treatment for memory problems.

Medication titration and monitoring

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?



Engagement and disengagement

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Referral, assessment, monitoring and discharge

Understanding the needs of vulnerable adults

Understanding various types and stages of dementia

Community working & case management

Working with people from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups

Writing defensible records of assessments and interventions

Liaison with various professionals and other agencies, voluntary sector

MDT working


Moral, ethical and legal aspects of consent, vulnerability, capacity

Care plans

Risk assessments

What resources are available to help students learning?

Computer Internet


Resource Pack

Resource cupboard

Ranges of different professionals in the team

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We take part in various researches open to us such as:-

DeNDRoN 2347 Merk 019 CTIMP efficacy & safety of drug MK-8931 in prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease

DeNDRoN 079 Merck 017 Efficacy and Safety Trial of MK-8931 in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

DAPA Physical Activity programmes for community dwelling people with mild to moderate dementia

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CMHT Humphrey Booth

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Delamere ward

Gp Surgeries


Occupational Therapist


Additional Information

The Memory Assessment Service promotes the early identification of dementia by encouraging people to attend a specialist assessment, with patients referred to the service by their GP following initial tests.

Additional support and management can be offered post diagnosis by various members of the multi-disciplinary team. If dementia is diagnosed we provide treatment, care and support as needed following diagnosis, which includes a comprehensive range of evidence-based interventions alongside medication (if appropriate) for all forms of dementia.

The majority of memory clinics are run at Woodlands Hospital while some are held at the Meadowbrook Unit, based on the Salford Royal site ( Meadowbrook Unit, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 9HD).

Opportunity for placement pre-visit

Badge must be worn at all times

Dress Code – smart casual, no jeans, trainers or facial piercings please

Sick leave- please contact either the team manager or placement contact on the first day of leave, they will maintain regular contact whilst you are not available for work. It is the students responsibility to contact the University

Car parking is available and is free to students

Further information:-

New Memory Assessment Service for Salford -

Funding boost for mental health services in Salford -