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Anita Skinner Deputy matron/manager, Lourdes Community Nursing Home in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

A CPD has reinforced Anita Skinner’s knowledge of assessment of individuals with mental health needs

I gained experience of psychiatric assessment in previous roles when working in a secure psychiatric ward and within the prison service. Although I have often performed mental state assessments and assessments of suicidal intent as part of my work, I read the CPD article to refresh my knowledge in this area.

Nursing Standard. 28, 27, 61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.