Nurse Awards

Mental Health Practice Award finalist: Advanced Intervention Service

Mental Health Practice Award finalist: Advanced Intervention Service

National Services Division Scotland/NHS Tayside

Senior mental health nurse psychotherapist Karen Walker (pictured) and her team developed and delivered a Scotland-wide service providing intensive treatment for severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It offers intensive, evidence-based and bespoke treatment programmes to patients referred when local teams have exhausted pharmacological and psychological therapy. Nurse-therapists lead two-week assessments covering all aspects of OCD. And the family is assessed to help them develop new ways of supporting their relatives. The service also supports healthcare professionals through consultancy, training and specialist advice. Clients are re-engaging in personal and social activities, as well as work, due to reduced anxiety and checking behaviour.

Picture credit: Alan Richardson

The Mental Health Practice Award is sponsored by Mental Health Practice.


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