What will the future hold for mental health nursing?
It is ten years since the last government review of mental health nursing. Much has changed in the past decade in terms of health policy in the devolved countries and, in the age of austerity, the increased demand on the NHS.
Tony Butterworth, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) fellow, is undertaking a ‘reflective consultation process’, looking at the future of the graduate mental health nursing profession for the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS). The intention is to reveal the current contribution of nurse graduates, and what it should be in the future.
So far he has held six Twitter chats with the expertise of FoNS and @WeMHNurses, and seven ‘round table’ focus group events to delve into the heart of the profession to discover how nurses can contribute to seamless professional care across all services.
In early 2017 the FoNS will publish a...
Want to read more?
Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today
Save over 50% on your first three months:
- Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
- Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Mental Health Practice
- RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
- NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
- Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests