Mind response to launch of Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing
Posted Thursday 28 July 2005
Today, Sophie Corlett, Director of Policy at Mind, said in response to the launch of the review:
"As the largest professional group in mental health services, it's clear that mental health nurses have a significant impact on how service users experience care and treatment.
At Mind we are pleased to see the Chief Nursing Officer's review tackling areas about which we have felt concerned for some time. The review looks set to address the quality of services for people from Black and minority ethnic groups, provision of psychological therapies, choice in secure environments and active involvement in care planning.
Ensuring the encouragement and development of relationships between service users and nurses has to be a major priority for this consultation, as positive engagement between the two groups is of prime importance in care and recovery. We hope as a result of this work to see changes in the development of skills and expertise in the professional body. We must also see a commitment to the provision of the necessary resources and training to make those changes possible."