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Kim Moore

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Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health
1010, 2017

Mixed messages in newly announced Nurse Education plans

By |October 10th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Nursing – Mental Health
It’s party conference time, and the NHS continues to figure highly in the debates and speeches.  With so much turmoil in the NHS it may seem that Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of an increase in nurse training places may seem like a welcome relief (The Spectator, 2017).  […]

208, 2017

Mental health plans are a mystery

By |August 2nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University

The announcement of additional mental health workers by Jeremy Hunt (BBC, 2017) may look impressive to the public gaze, however the figures being discussed don’t seem to add up. The ongoing staffing cuts of nurses and front line staff (BBC, 2016) and efficiency savings […]

1705, 2017

The decision by nurses is striking

By |May 17th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The decision by nurses is striking

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
In a landmark decision announced on Sunday 14 May 2017 (Jones, 2016) nurses have voted to take industrial action about their ongoing annual pay cap (sorry pay rise!).  The summer of 2017 is likely to see rolling action, including the potential of industrial strikes, by nursing staff who overwhelmingly […]

510, 2016

The teenage mental health tsunami

By |October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The teenage mental health tsunami

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

National media have again highlighted the inadequate state of child and adolescent mental health services, and with mental health high on the agenda at the Conservative party conference – our attention has been re-focused on the increasing rates of depression, self harm and suicide currently being experienced by […]

501, 2016

Beating the January blues

By |January 5th, 2016|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on Beating the January blues

Kim Moore, senior lecturer in Mental Health at Birmingham City University

It’s January, and after the Christmas rush you may feel tired and run down with the New Year stretching out in front of you into the great unknown. The cold weather and dark nights in combination with Christmas indulgences (and overspend) and last year’s unachieved […]

2108, 2013

Are nurses being asked to act as ‘mental health police’ in new government scheme?

By |August 21st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Are nurses being asked to act as ‘mental health police’ in new government scheme?

Kim Moore, Lecturer in Mental Health, Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health

The government announced this week that five more police forces are to pilot a scheme whereby mental health nurses will accompany officers on call-outs. The new scheme aims to provide police forces with the support of health professionals who are able to provide the […]