Mental Health Nurse Academics UK congratulates Professor Mick McKeown, 2019 Skellern Lecturer, and Professor Patrick Callaghan, recipient of the 2019 Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award. Recordings of their addresses, delivered at Kingston/St George’s on June 13th, can be found here and here.
On June 14th MHNAUK members convened at the same venue for our summer meeting, hosted by Professor Mary Chambers and colleagues. Guest speaker was Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health at NHS England, who updated members on mental health policy and service developments in England and engaged in discussions on the mental health workforce, the shape of community mental health care, children and young people’s services and more.
Over the course of the meeting members also discussed work initiated by Health Education England on advanced clinical practice, the newly published Interim NHS People Plan for NHS England and learned of progress towards finalising the programme for #MHNR2019. Members present also took part in the latest stage of the group’s research priorities identification exercise, heard updates from across the four countries and received feedback from the #FutureMHN Conference held in Edinburgh on May 13th.