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Early Intervention Team, Oldham - PCOP 20

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Placement Title Early Intervention Team, Oldham - PCOP 20
Your Placement Contact Ashleigh Bardsley, Gill Fletcher, Jonathan Aust, Rebecca Emsley, Nicola Innes - Send Email
Placement Address The Beeches Resource Centre, 5 Waterloo St, Oldham, OL1 1SP
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 716 2727
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Mentors aim to greet students on their first morning, provide an induction to the placement and introduce them to other members of the Early Intervention Team.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students commonly meet with their named mentor for their 3 review meetings (initial, interim and final).

Students will have regular opportunity to work alongside their mentors and other practitioners, to demonstrate achievement of the competencies required for their placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Days:- 9 - 5 Monday to Friday (generally)

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Initial assessment of first episodes of psychosis

Planning care for this client group

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Early Intervention model for psychosis

See:- Early Intervention in Psychosis. Swaran P Singh, The British Journal of Psychiatry Apr 2010, 196 (5) 343-345


Characteristics of EIT approach:

·         Improve prognosis for clients with First Episode of Psychosis by intervening early on in their illness.

·         Use an assertive approach to engaging clients with First Episode Psychosis, where necessary.

·         Higher practitioner-to-client ratio (ideally 15:1).

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment of mental health and social care needs in relation to first episode of psychosis

Care planning for this client

Care coordination

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Multi-agency communications

Facilitating clients engagement with healthcare appointments EG Clozaril Clinc, depot clinic

Providing feedback on client contact within multi-disciplinary team meetings

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet and Pennine Intranet

Contact tiem with EIT practitioners; accompanying on visits to clients homes, to outpatient appointments and other health and social care appointments

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

COMPARE study: Cognative Behavioural Therapy or Medication for Psychosis - A Random Evaluation

The study plans to explore the acceptability of CBT compared to antipsychotics and a combination of both in antipsychotics or a combination of both

USLEEP; Understanding Sleep Experiences in Early Psychosis

To see how poor sleep influences people's everyday lives.  Also aims to see if people could benefit from a short behaviour change programme to improve sleep

Spoke Placements

Clozaril Clinic

Depot Clinic

Home Treatment Team

One Recovery (Gateway - drug and alcohol service)

Reflections (CAMHS)

Additional Information

The Early Intervention Service is a mental health team providing care to young people aged 14-35 years who are experiencing first episode or suspicion of psychosis