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Heywood and Middleton CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) - PCRP 3

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Placement Title Heywood and Middleton CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) - PCRP 3
Your Placement Contact Ann Smith - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Community Mental Health Nurse

Placement Address Pennine Care Mental Health NHS Trust (R/dale Site), Community Mental Health Team, Hanson Corner, Hanson Street, Off Oldham Rd, Middleton, Manchester M24 2HW
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 0161 716 3900
Your University Contact: Suzanne King - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation and induction, including student information pack & introduction to mentor/registrant
  • Introduction to placement staff from all designations i.e.nurses, social workers, AMPHs, occupational therapist, support workers (Health and social care)
  • Allocation of work stations and computer access
  • Discussion regarding learning needs

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Students allocated to mentors/registrants on a rota basis.
  • Notice board and team meetings address student issues and information.
  • Mentors/registrants kept informed of educational updates and feedback from PEL meetings.
  • Support by mentors to registrants; PEL, PEF and university support regarding any problems/issues arising from placement

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm



Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Depot clinics and home depots
  • Out-patients appointments and CPAs Home visits/assessments - social care assessments, carer assessments
  • Support worker visits and social rehabilitation
  • O/T assessment and intervention
  • Access/liaison with other agencies e.g.
  • Alcohol and drug services, MIND, Making Space

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Recovery Model using Pennine Care policy documentation

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Injection techniques, therapeutic interventions
  • Nursing, social care and occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • CPA meetings and organisational paperwork
  • Medication reviews and information

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Liaising with other agencies including drug & alcohol services, counselling services, voluntary agencies
  • Co-ordinating and assisting with rehabilitative activities
  • Contact with other Mental Health Teams, including Early Intervention, Assertive Outreach, Review & Recovery, Treatment Support

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • On-line documentations and resources
  • Social Care and Nursing - small library of books and journal articles
  • Quiet area for study and mentor meetings
  • Team meetings
  • Multi-disciplinary environment/contacts

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Information on audits; updates as per Pennine Care directives
  • Journal articles available
  • Contributions/discussions between staff and students regarding updates and developments
  • Involvement in Team developments - formal and informal Team discussions

Spoke Placements

  • Alcohol & Drug Services
  • Community Drug Team
  • Other mental Health Teams
  • Voluntary agencies

Additional Information

UPDATED 02.08.11