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Is mental health nursing at risk of becoming a lost profession?

While numbers of students accepted on mental health nursing courses has risen, retention remains an issue

While numbers of students accepted on mental health nursing courses has risen, retention remains an issue

  • The proportion of mental health nurses in England leaving their posts has risen to 6.9%, the highest level in five years
  • Steps to tackle stress and burnout – or prevent it happening in the first place – are urgently needed, experts say
  • Nurses taking part in clinical supervision are thought more likely to feel supported and develop personally and professionally

Mental health nursing risks being ‘lost’ as a profession unless steps are taken to attract and retain more nurses.

That was the stark warning from a

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