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Taking the lead on mental health

Assuming the role of a national adviser for a health regulator sounds like a daunting task, but two mental health nurses have recently stepped up to the challenge.

Assuming the role of a national adviser for a health regulator sounds like a daunting task, but two mental health nurses have recently stepped up to the challenge.

East London NHS Foundation Trust’s director of nursing and quality Jonathan Warren, and West London Mental Health NHS Trust director of nursing standards and governance Vanessa Ford, have been appointed as the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) national advisers for mental health nursing.

Vanessa Ford is enjoying the influence her role as a national adviser gives her

Their roles will focus on improving the way the regulator inspects and regulates mental health services across England.

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