Learning

A different perspective: The assessment of the risk of suicide

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. Supporting staff to feel confident and competent when working with service users who are suicidal is essential. The Trust’s ‘Keeping the Patient Safe’ learning sessions provide staff with the time and space to refresh their knowledge and skills as well… Read More

My journey into non-medical prescribing

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By Charlene Hales, Clinical Team Manager at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust I approached my supervisor a year ago during my appraisal to express my interest in prescribing as I wanted a new challenge. I liked the idea of implementing a full care plan, conducting assessments, formulating impressions/diagnoses and designing a treatment package that includes medication prescribing.… Read More

It’s all about the conversation!

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By Suzanne Traynor @Traynors Associate Professor Mental Health (Practice) at Middlesex University & My Care Academy. A recent symposium ‘Keep Us Safe’ was held by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust. Although the focus was on staff safety we reflected on patient and staff safety throughout the… Read More

Reflecting on Black History Month

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by Henry Akaluka, 3rd year BSc Mental Health Nursing Student at Middlesex University Black history month has primarily been celebrated by revisiting the great works done by black people past and present. Notable black people like Malcolm X, Robert Nesta Marley, Martin Luther King jnr., Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Winnie Mandela come… Read More

Mental Health Nurses Association (MHNA) Conference

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By Jennifer Springham, @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy.  This week the Mental Health Nurses Association took place, organised by David Munday and the MHNA team. The day included a bill of excellent talks by key people representing their organisations, highlighting the great work being done to improve practice… Read More

Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

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By Jennifer Springham @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development Lead, My Care Academy. Recently Middlesex University held the annual Learning and Teaching conference, this year’s theme being ‘Pedagogies fit for 21st-century learning’, with the focus on innovation in learning and teaching. The conference was organised by the university CAPE team (Centre for Academic Practice… Read More

A new digital debating tool for collaborators: Kialo

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By Fiona Cameron   @cameron_fiona Digital Communications Manager, My Care Academy. If you’re a student, researcher or educator you may be interested in a new digital tool that hit the web recently called Kialo. What is it? A simple yet powerful tool for critical thinking, serious discussion, and decision-making. How does it work? Kialo looks like it… Read More

Why should Academics & Healthcare professionals blog?

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By Jennifer Springham   @jlspringham2 Joint Appointment lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Development lead, My Care Academy. There is a drive towards blogging from experience and sharing professional perspectives online.  Why is this important for academics, students or healthcare professionals? I know I wondered the same question up until last year.  Since I started my… Read More

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