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Newlands Ward - GMWP 73

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Placement Title Newlands Ward - GMWP 73
Your Placement Contact Emma Ogden, Helen Morgan, Gillian Greensmith - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Ward Manager or Team Leader

Placement Address Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 3BL
Placement City/Town: Prestwich
Placement Phone 0161 358 2040
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Kate Doyle - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction to Forensic Service and Newland Operational Policy.

Please note students can rotate between Rockley House and Newlands.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Protected time for supervision and reports etc.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7:00am - 3:00pm


1:00pm - 9:00pm


8:45pm - 7:00am

Shift Notes:

Long day: 7.00am - 7.15pm Students might be expected to work some nights if mentors were on that shift-pattern at time of placement.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

In-patients with enduring mental health problems who are now moving back into their community and thus have extended leave arrangements and a high level of independence. Some community work also, as appropriate/needed.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Recovery Model and Care Programme Approach

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Core principles of the nursing process
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Use of the Care Programme Approach
  • Management of severe and enduring mental health problems

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Development and management of therapeutic relationships
  • How to develop care plans using the Care Programme Approach
  • Creating relapse prevention plans and crisis planning.
  • Enhancing recovery in service users who have severe and enduring mental health problems, using the Recovery Model
  • Pharmacological interventions such as medicine management and depot administration
  • Non pharmacological interventions such as psychosocial intervention, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Enhancing Activities of Daily Living skills with a view to maximising future placement opportunities
  • Enhance awareness of Multi-disciplinary working.
  • Understanding of both local and National Forensic policy development and the impact this has on practice.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Extensive clinical experience from a professionally staffed Nursing team

Care plans are evidence-based and developed with multi-disciplinary input Internet access and literature, access to policy documents

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Ongoing practice development initiatives specific to nursing practice are also in progress.

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Additional Information

Would students please bring their IG Certificate on the first day of placement - this will help speed up getting computer access (further information is available on Blackboard where your placements are published).

All students will be booked onto Service Induction and Key Induction and will need to make every effort to be on duty on these dates therefore you need to contact your placement beforehand so that your shifts can be planned around the dates.

All students who are allocated to Edenfield have their allocation to ward/placement confirmed to them once they arrive at Edenfield. Contacting the placement 2 weeks prior to joining them still needs to be done even though a specific ward/placement has not been allocated.