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Scottish Government’s most senior mental health nurse speaks at Abertay

7 November 2014

The Scottish Government’s Associate Chief Nursing Officer spoke to mental health nurses from across Scotland at Abertay University today (Friday, November 7).

Hugh Masters - who is Scotland’s most senior mental health nurse - was invited to address the Scottish Mental Health Nurse Prescribers’ Forum (SMHNPF), which is now hosted by the university.

The Forum is important to all mental health nurses who are qualified to prescribe medication because it provides support, education and professional development opportunities.

It also enables them to network, to discuss and debate current issues and challenges, and to influence the local and national mental health agenda.‌

Hugh Masters, Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, said:

"I was delighted to accept the invitation to speak at Abertay, as it was an excellent opportunity to hear about developments in mental health nurse prescribing and the work of the Forum. The hosting of the forum by Abertay University is very welcome and I’m sure will be a fruitful partnership."

Dr Jane Ross, Chair of the Scottish Mental Health Nurse Prescribers’ Forum, said:

"As Chair of the long running SMHNPF, it is fantastic to be working with Abertay. This partnership will provide greater opportunity for research, education and support and will promote excellence in practice for mental health nurse prescribers in Scotland"


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