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Older Peoples RAID Team North - PCOP 33

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Placement Title Older Peoples RAID Team North - PCOP 33
Your Placement Contact Wendy Kettleton - Send Email
Placement Address This placement has multiple sites - Please see Additional Information below
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 716 1308
Your University Contact: Shelly Allen - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

All sub teams have up to date Mentors

Students are inducted into the team

Students are provided with a Welcome Pack

Students are provided with intrarnet access

Students are provided with a wide range of access to spoke placements

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All mentors are up to date with training

All mentors are aware of what tier of learning the student is at

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

RAID work 09.00 - 17.00 seven days a week

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

All students must adhere to NMC guidance and policy

All students are supported and encouraged to participate in patient care situations

Confidentiality to patient care situations in encouraged and promoted

What nursing model is used for planning care?

RAID utilise the twelve activities of daily living in conjunction to formulate a plan for discharge

RAID utilise TARA to assess risk

Pepllau is utilised as important for developing therapeutic relationships

Liaison Psychiatric model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Exposure to mental health issues in both organic and functional illness

Exposure to collaborative working

Exposure to care planning

Exposure to risk and risk management

Exposure how to utilise interpersonal skills with interviewing patients, carers and staff

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Knowledge and understanding of NMC code and its importance in practice

What resources are available to help students learning?

Access to intranet

Exposure to physical health matters

Access to learning materials on a wide range of mental health issues

Exposure to MDT working

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Shadowing support worker who participates in recreational activities that are evidence based

In house training courses with line manager on a wide range of mental health topics

Spoke Placements


Care home liaison



Memory Services

Acute wards

Additional Information

Royal Oldham Hospital - 0161 716 1308

Fairfield General Hospital - 0161 716 1090

OASIS Unit, Birch Hill Hospital - 01706 517077

D3 North Manchester - 0161 720 2264


RAID works alongside with Pennine Acute trust to assess individuals over the age of 65 who are experiencing acute confusion, dementia, depression, anxiety and psychosis.  North Manchester do assess individuals under 65 and over.

RAID has four sub teams based in a hospital setting, it is recommended that the student spends at least one week at each sub team to provide a wider exposure to mental health.  This can be negotiated with your mentor at the first initial meeting.

RAID have recently expanded into the community thus it would be good to spend a couple of days with each team again which can be negotiated with your mentor

We will try to accommodate a student to the catchment area to where they live but as  you can appreciate this is not always possible

Any questions, please contact placement lead Wendy Kettleton on 01617161308

We hope you enjoy your placement