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1 Nurse Consultants why bother? Derek T Barron Nurse Director – Mental Health Partnership

2 International Council of Nursing’s Definition Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. (Nursing includes) Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles. (www.icn.ch/definition.htm)

3 Background 1999 – Susan Deacon: Minister for Health and Community Care 2000 – Consultation on strategy for Nursing and Midwifery 03/2001 – Caring for Scotland – the Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery in Scotland

4 Principles for Nurse Consultant posts Better outcomes for Patients Clients Communities Service improvement Improved quality of care New Career opportunities Retain experience Expert Nurses Strengthen leadership

5 Principles Collaboration with HEIs – education – research Accountable at Board or Senior Management Ongoing evaluation of Nurse Consultant posts

6 Components “..must be firmly based in nursing.. and involve working directly with patients, clients or communities for a significant proportion of time” An expert practice function A professional leadership function A consultancy function An education and research function A service development function

7 Components An expert practice function high degree of autonomy: able to reach complex critical judgements A professional leadership function Profession level, service level, cross boundary, national A consultancy function At individual patient level, service level, regional/national level An education and research function Must contribute to education, training and development of nurses A service development function Contribute to development of professional practice – local/national

8 Supplementary A portfolio of career-long learning (experience and formal education) Will have or be working towards a masters degree Posts must be approved by SEHD

9 Where are we now?

10 NMAHP Leadership in supporting older people must be developed to drive service improvement and enhance care pathways. Deliverables: Nurse Consultant posts in place in NHS Boards in Scotland. Delivering Care, Enabling Health RRR

11 Create nurse consultants posts to lead the development of mental health nursing’s contribution across the spectrum of acute in patient, crisis care and intensive home treatment services. RRR

12 Create nurse consultant posts to lead the development of mental health nursing’s contribution to psychosocial interventions and psychological therapies services RRR

13 Older people Crisis Acute Inpatient Intensive Home Treatment Psychosocial Interventions Psychological Therapies Nurse Consultants

14 WE NEED TO: Ensure mental health nurses: - can continue to build capacity and capability in developing the evidence base for mental health nursing interventions - are involved in contributing to research into recovery in Scotland. RRR

15 WE NEED TO: - create a more robust climate of learning, development, evaluation and research across the mental health nursing community in NHS Scotland. RRR

16 Greater Glasgow & Clyde Perinatal Learning Disabilities Eating Disorders Psychosocial Interventions ?

17 Final thought It’s not just Nurse Consultants who contribute to better patient experience! It’s not just Nurse Consultants who contribute to better outcomes! It’s not just Nurse Consultants who are leaders! It’s not just Nurse Consultants who contribute to research! It’s not just Nurse Consultants …….. YOU have a major part to play.

18 Discussion Succession Planning Experience of working with NCs Areas to develop


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