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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Career and Development Framework for Community Mental Health Nurses

Community Mental Health Nurses deliver highly skilled rights, relationship, recovery focussed  and evidence informed interventions to support the care and treatment for  people in their own homes, and in other settings across health and social services  They work in partnership with other professions, agencies and families and carers, at the forefront of service delivery.  

This framework has been developed from the generic NES Post Registration Career Development Framework. It also builds on the National Framework for Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing Field Programmes in Scotland which details the principles, knowledge and performance criteria that Universities and partner practice areas are expected to demonstrate within their pre registration programme, and the competencies expected from mental health nurses at the point of registration.

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