Tips and Advice for Newly Qualified Nurses

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By Helen Kehoe & Jennifer Springham Joint Appointment Lecturers in Mental Health and Practice Development leads, My Care Academy. Recently it was ‘Graduation Week’ at Middlesex University, a proud moment for our graduate nurses and social workers beginning their journeys as healthcare professionals. This got us thinking about our nursing journeys and some of the challenges we… Read More

A day in the life of a Practice Development Nurse

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Harriet Cross Practice Development Nurse at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Morning My shift starts at 9.00 am and I usually head to my desk On a typical day My role is to improve care for patients by improving clinical practice, this mainly involves training, coaching and supporting staff and teams that work on the frontline. The… Read More

A day in the life of a Ward Manager

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Suzie Maclennan Ward Manager of a Tier 4 CAMHS service in Edgware community hospital at  Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Morning My day shift starts at 9 am On a typical day I head straight to the nursing office to say good morning and to check in with the nursing staff to see how… Read More

NEWS2 The Main Headlines

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A reduced life expectancy amongst people with serious mental illness mainly attributed to treatable physical health illnesses is now widely acknowledged as one of the greatest health challenges of our times. Mental health staff need to feel confident and competent in the assessment and treatment of both the physical and mental health needs of their… Read More

A day in the life of an NHS Director of Workforce

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Jackie Stephen Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Morning My workday starts around 8.15am On a typical day You’ll find me in and out of meetings, I often have several corridor conversations and read over 100 emails The best thing about my role is… Variety and the… Read More

News: Consultation on transforming mental health services within Camden & Islington

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Make your voice heard and shape mental health services within Camden and Islington by getting involved in a new public consultation and attending the meetings below or complete the consultation survey online.  Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups are consulting on the proposed re-development of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust‘s St Pancras Hospital site.  The… Read More

A day in the life of an Assistant Librarian

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Catherine Wardle Assistant Librarian, Whittington Health Library, Highgate. Morning I’m at my desk by 8.30am ploughing through emails and having a much needed cup of tea at my desk.  East London to North London commuting can be tough! On a typical day I deal with enquiries about literature searches, organise my schedule for training sessions.… Read More


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