Publications/Position Papers

Jan 2021: MHNAUK Policy and Practice Group commentary on #BLM

James Turner, Temi Labinjo, Niki Simbani, Audrey Murumbi have written this commentary on #Black Lives Matter following our recent meeting on the 16th October 2020 and it has been published in Mental Health Nursing. adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x2407-09 BLM MHN Dec 2020 v3

May 2020: Mental health nursing at a time of crisis

Ben Hannigan, Fiona Nolan, Mary Chambers and Jim Turner have written adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 this editorial which has appeared in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

April 2020: Submission to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Inquiry into Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond

The joint Unite/RCN/MHNAUK submission to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

March 2020: Responding to mental health needs during the coronavirus outbreak

This MHNAUK adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 statement has three purposes: to assert the principle that mental health matters during the coronavirus crisis; to recognise and applaud the contribution that nurses and others working in the mental health field are making during this time, and will continue to make into the foreseeable future; and to acknowledge the impact of the current crisis on mental health nursing students and educators, and on the conduct of mental health nursing and related research.

October 2019: Response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council ‘Shaping the Future’ consultation

MHNAUK’s response to the NMC’s consultation on its five year strategy can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

August 2019: Submission to consultation in Wales on ‘Together for Mental Health’ delivery plan

Members of MHNAUK in Wales submitted adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 this response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its ‘Together for Mental Health’ delivery plan.

January 2019: ‘Seeing Red!’ Why we need menstruation awareness in mental health services

This briefing raises awareness of issues linked to menstruation (or periods), and has been produced by Professor Liz Hughes, Nicky Lambert, Tania Hart, Bipolar Blogger, @Sectioned, Catherine Gamble and other members of MHNAUK and the Twitter community. The briefing can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

May 2018: Submission to NMC consultation on nursing associates

MHNAUK’s submission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s consultation on the regulation of nursing associates can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

April 2018: Opinion piece in Nursing Times on new NMC education standards

Dr Anne Felton, who leads MHNAUK’s Education Standing Group, has written adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 this opinion piece for the Nursing Times on the NMC’s new standards for education.

March 2018: Submission to Health Education England workforce consultation

MHNAUK’s submission can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

January 2018: Submission to the call for evidence published by the Mental Health Act Independent Review Team

MHNAUK’s submission can be found adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here.

October 2017: Response to the Health Select Committee’s Nursing Workforce Inquiry

MHNAUK’s response can be found under the written evidence section of the inquiry website.

September 2017: Response to the ‘Initial decisions on the Research Excellence Framework 2021’ document

MHNAUK’s response to the REF2021 intitial decisions document is available adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here. Thanks to Mary Chambers for coordinating and compiling.

September 2017: Response to ‘The future of the mental health workforce’ report

MHNAUK’s reponse the Centre for Mental Health’s recent report is available adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 here. Thanks to John Baker and Mary Chambers for their contributions.

September 2017: Formal response to the NMC standards review

MHNAUK has submitted its formal response regarding the NMC’s Review of its Pre-registration Nursing Standards. Thanks to Anne Felton for compiling adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 our NMC response.

April 2017: Response to NHS Improvement Safe, sustainable and productive staffing in mental health services resource

MHNAUK has submitted and published this adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 response to NHS Improvement’s Safe, sustainable and productive staffing in mental health services resource.

October 2016: Position Paper on the Future of Mental Health Nursing

In response to the NMC’s Review of its Pre-registration Nursing Standards  and the Willis Review of Nursing in England, MHNAUK has published a adobe_pdf_file_icon_24x24 Position Paper on the Future of Mental Health Nursing.

February 2016: MHNAUK Editorial on Safe Staffing

On behalf of MHNAUK, Prof John Baker and Prof Steven Pryjmachuk have written an editorial on safe staffing in mental health areas for the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

October 2015: MHNAUK Commentary on Shape of Caring

Dr Michael Coffey, immediate past Chair of MHNAUK, Prof Steven Pryjmachuk, Vice Chair of MHNAUK, and Prof Joy Duxbury, Chair of MHNAUK have published a commentary on Lord Willis’ Shape of Caring Review in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.