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How LAMP blazes a trail

The London Association of Mental Health Nursing Practice (LAMP) was set up in 2013 to support mental health nurses and academics involved in training mental health nursing students.

The London Association of Mental Health Nursing Practice (LAMP) was set up in 2013 to support mental health nurses and academics involved in training mental health nursing students.

The association is supported by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), City University and Health Education North East and Central London.

ELFT gives protected time for two staff to project manage the association while City University hosts the association’s education resource and email account. Representatives from seven London mental health trusts and nine London universities are working on solutions to pre-registration training issues.

The need for a London-wide mental health practice education network was identified in an earlier project commissioned by NHS London and the London Mental Health Directors forum.

The London Mental Health Nursing Pre-Registration Education Project examined recruitment issues in mental health nursing.

From the start, the aim of our association

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