Nurse Awards

Mental Health Practice Award finalist: Susan McConachie

Mental Health Practice Award finalist: Susan McConachie

Advanced nurse practitioner, NHS Forth Valley

Susan developed and now delivers a service ensuring safe person-centred perinatal mental health care for women. The nurse-led model, providing tailored direct clinical care where possible in the community, also focuses on the general wellbeing of mothers, their children and wider family. Daily clinics offer a range of emergency, urgent and routine appointments, and provide comprehensive care for women from preconception all the way through to 12 months post-birth. Despite a steady increase in referrals, there has been a decrease in the number of women admitted to local and national in-patient services in the ante and postnatal period.

Picture credit: Mike Wilkinson

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

Mental Health Practice

Mental Health Practice Mental Health Practice is the most widely read journal in its field, and the only publication to cover all areas of mental health and patient care. Mental Health Practice provides a wide range of information that will enable you to develop creative and evidence-based approaches to your practice and stay informed about changes in policy and legislation. Subscribers can access a host of online resources including our archive that contains clinical and research articles dating back to 2000 and RCNi Portfolio, a simple and effective tool that helps you build, store and track your evidence for revalidation.