MO:DEL Team - HMPP 7

Placement Overview

Placement Title MO:DEL Team - HMPP 7
Your Placement Contact Sandi Baylis - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address The Bridge, 104 Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 2WR
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 3584417
Your University Contact: Sean Welsh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students receive a welcome pack and are allocated a mentor

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Attend regular mentor updates

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Monday - Friday:- 09.00am - 17.00pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Students will attend Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on a daily basis; participate under supervision in routine screen in the custody suite

Share information sheet to the Magistrate

Liaise with Probation and Prison in-reach teams with regards to mental health and risk concerns

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Working with mental health service users, and other mentally disordered offenders that come in to contact with the criminal justice system, assessing complex needs and facilitate in the transition across criminal justice, health and social care settings. Criminal Justice mental health liaison schemes, court diversions, police custody is a vital part of this process

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Nursing students will have the opportunity of working in police custody settings, this will aid in developing communication skills both written and verbally with external agencies. Also gaining experience in nursing clients in custodial setting presenting with a range of needs

Knowledge of Mental Health Act and accessing AMP assessments and sections used within a court setting

Mental Health and Risk Assessments

Giving written or verbal reports to courts or the police

Recommending that a detainee is admitted to hospital

Instigating Formal Mental Health Act assessments

Confirming if someone in custody has a learning difficulty

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Multi-Agency team working and accessing services across primary and secondary care

Nursing students will also have the opportunity of working with police custody and court; this is an opportunity to develop communication skills with external agencies, and also nursing skills as service users in a custodial setting present with a range of needs

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet and intranet

Trust Library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Clinical audit of START risk assessment

Spoke Placements

SCJT - Salford Criminal Justice Team offer expert assessment of people who are detained in custody and thought to have mental health problems and provide appropriate interventions to those who need support

EIT - Early intervention team's work with people aged 14-35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Once referred, service users can remain with the team for three to five years

CERT - Community, Engagement and Recovery Team provide free impartial and confidential information, advice and support to access a variety of community resources. The service aims to help individuals make well-informed decisions that will enable them to reach their full potential

St Josephs - The Mental Health in reach team is based on site at St Josephs Approved Premises and works with those who are known to mental health services and those who may need first time support and assessment of their mental health needs

Probation - The Probation Service provide probation supervision, community service, offending behavior programs and specialist support services, to both adult and young offenders, which aim to stop them committing further offences and to make communities safer places

Court - A member of MO: DEL attends Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on a daily basis between the hours of 9am to 12 noon to complete a routine screen in the cells. On contact with an offender that has either been identified by custody staff or by a member of MO:DEL team. They will be offered an interview in the custody suite, following assessment and agreement to share consent and information to be shared to other health professions, solicitor and magistrates

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