60 seconds with military mental health nurse Diane Palmer
Always aim high, and be an inspirational leader who students and staff can trust and learn from, says 2017 RCNi Nurse Award winner Diane Palmer
Diane Palmer qualified as a learning disability nurse and social worker in 2002. After working in NHS and social care mental health and learning disability community teams and inpatient services, she managed residential services for people with severely challenging behaviour before moving into military mental health. She spent several years working for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a mental health and safeguarding role, setting up a specialist community team in Essex for veterans’ mental health. To help ensure veterans receive holistic, joined-up care, she created the veterans’ universal passport, a patient-held multi-agency...
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