Tag Archives: Welsh Government

Safe staffing (again)

Just over a year ago I posted a short piece on this site on safe staffing, particularly noting the work of Shaun Lintern and John Baker in alerting people to the importance of this in the mental health nursing context. … Continue reading

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Mental Health Nurse Academics UK meets in Nottingham

I was unable to make Thursday evening’s Skellern Lecture and Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lifetime Achievement¬†event hosted by Patrick Callaghan at Nottingham University. My congratulations to Ian Norman¬†and to Marion Janner, this year’s very worthy award winners. … Continue reading

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Spring election, and the politics of mental health

It hasn’t always been like this, but mental health is something which politicians now talk about. In the run-up to next week’s general election mental health has even featured in public appeals to voters. The Liberal Democrats have particularly campaigned … Continue reading

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Taking Measure

Here in Wales we have the Mental Health Measure. This is a piece of legislation passed in 2010 and implemented in phases in 2012, and which is intended to improve the quality and timeliness of mental health services. Specifically, it … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2013 [update]

Now that I have learned how to embed YouTube videos into this blog (it isn’t difficult, really) I can update this morning’s post by adding a clip of Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services Professor Mark Drakeford speaking, … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2013

Today is World Mental Health Day. Here’s a snip from the WHO: Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World … Continue reading

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Vivas, research projects and the Welsh Government on the Francis Report

There’s plenty going on in the continuing baking sun this week. I was pleased to spend yesterday at Sheffield University (where I was once a student) examining, and recommending awarding, a doctorate addressing the use of problem based learning in … Continue reading

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