MHNAUK meeting at Teesside University

This afternoon I’m off to Darlington (a place I’ve never visited before) ahead of tomorrow’s Mental Health Nurse Academics UK (MHNAUK) meeting. As a reminder, MHNAUK’s website can be found here, and its blog can be found here.

This is going to be a considerable train journey (check out the map below), so I’ll be bringing work to be getting on with and plenty of light refreshments. The other thing I’ll be doing en route is catching up with friends and colleagues, where in the course of a normal working week it can be difficult to find time to converse.

The meeting itself is being hosted by Gordon Mitchell from Teesside University, and is being chaired by Michael Coffey. Taken from the MHNAUK website here is the agenda:

9.15 – 10.00 Arrival and Refreshments

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome from the Chair and Introductions – Michael Coffey

10.10 – 10.20 Welcome to the School and Teesside University – Dean Prof Paul Keane OBE

10.20 – 10.50 Safewards and coercion – Professor Len Bowers

10.50 – 11.20 Department of Health commissioned report on physical interventions – Ian Hulatt, RCN Mental Health Nurse Advisor and Professor Joy Duxbury

11.20 – Discussion re MHNAUK statement on research and education in physical interventions

11.30-11.45 Comfort Break

Main Business

11.45-12.45 Research Priority Setting: a proposal – Professor Len Bowers

Lunch and Networking

13.15 – 13.45 Revisiting Cardiff Proposals – Michael Coffey

13.45 – 14.00 Mental Health Nurse recruitment and selection – Enkanah Soobadoo

14.00 -14.15 NPNR News – Michael Coffey

14.15 – 14.25 Feedback on Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research – Professor Alan Simpson

14.25 – 14.35 Mental Health Nurse Metrics – Sue McAndrew

14.35 – 14.45 MHNAUK statement on Dementia care, education and research – Grahame Smith

14.45 – 14.50 Doctoral student network: fringe event at NPNR – Julia Terry

14.50 AOB – Mental Health Nursing history archive – Michael Coffey and MHNAUK new journal discussions – Ben Hannigan

15.00 Close of Meeting

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