Mental Health Nursing Review: monthly updates

Brief updates on the work of the Scottish Mental Health Nursing Review for mental health nurses and other stakeholders who are interested in the work of the Review.

June 2024 update

Recent activities:

  • secured our new Review Chair who is Professor Alex McMahon, our former Chief Nursing Officer
  • created a web-based option to enable Mental Health nurses to engage with the National Mental Health Nursing Conversation on an individual or group basis, and in all settings
  • completed engagement calls with local service leads who were organising and delivering local Conversations
  • worked with our Analytics Team to agree process and timescales for analysis of National Conversation feedback   
  • made our literature review and other resources available via a digital workspace called Objective Connect
  • finalised planning for stakeholder events with Mental Health nurses who are working in the care home sector
  • the Leadership Advisory and Practitioner Reference Groups have had further meetings

Next steps include:

  • completion and reporting of thematic analysis from the National Conversations
  • considering feedback received from our Leadership Advisory group on how we maintain a focus on co-design as we progress the Review
  • working with colleagues who have expertise in design thinking to identify tools/techniques that we can utilise in defining Review themes    
  • planning for a series of group interviews based on the thematic analysis
  • considering final recommendations from the Nursing and Midwifery Taskforce, and linkages to the work of the Review         


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