Bringing a mental health focus to nursing regulation
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Bringing a mental health focus to nursing regulation

Daniel Allen Health writer

Nursing leader Claire Johnston reveals her plans to help rebuild the Nursing and Midwifery Council – and her optimism for the future of mental healthcare

’They’re tough roles,’ says Claire Johnston, describing what it can be like to be a director of nursing in an NHS trust. They have tough challenges and they can be lonely.’ Clearly, though, Ms Johnston thrives on such challenges: she is one of a few directors of nursing to clock up more than 20 years in the role, most recently at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London, a provider of mental health and learning disability services.

Mental Health Practice. 22, 1, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.1.12.s7

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