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Six key questions for mental health nurses

Over the next few weeks, chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings and her team will draw up the first draft of a new nursing and midwifery strategy

Over the next few weeks, chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings and her team will draw up the first draft of a new nursing and midwifery strategy.

The draft strategy is set to be presented to around 500 senior nurses attending the chief nurse’s annual two-day summit in Birmingham next month. The nurses from hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, community and mental health providers and arm’s length bodies providing nursing care, as well as academics and patient representatives, will be asked for feedback on the draft strategy. Before then, those wanting to contribute can respond to six questions set out by NHS England (see panel, below). The final strategy is expected to be launched in March next year.

The engagement phase is a continuing process. Nurses wanting to take part can respond to six questions:

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