Mental health network

Laying Foundations: Attitudes and access to mental health nurse education

08 / 10 / 2020

In recent years, demand from prospective students to study mental health nursing has been unlikely to be sufficient to support a sustainable supply of qualified nurses into NHS-funded services.

Over the past 12 months, the Mental Health Network has worked closely with the Nuffield Trust and NHS Employers to commission a comprehensive research project designed to answer the question of how we attract more people to become mental health nurses.

Using intelligence gathered via a variety of methods including focus groups, literature reviews, interviews and analysis of university data, this report, published by the Nuffield Trust, focuses on how to attract more people, from a broad range of backgrounds, to apply to study mental health nursing.

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