Enhancing the skills of registered nurses in CYP mental health

To address any gaps in knowledge of registered nurses from the four nursing specialisms (adult nursing, children’s nursing, mental health nursing or learning disability) to support the transformation of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYP MHS).


With the rising demand on Children and Young People Mental Health Services (CYP MHS) across the UK, the project will address any skills gap in registered nurses available to work in CYP MHS and outline potential solutions to address this issue.


To provide recommendations on potential solutions to address the skills gap, derived from the project findings


Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, CapitalNurse, Royal College of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Council


Enhancing the skills of nurses caring for children and young people with mental health presentations 

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