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Scottish Government's most senior mental health nurse visits Abertay

5 December 2014

Scotland’s most senior mental health nurse - Hugh Masters - is in Dundee today (Friday 5 December) to find out more about the innovative work in mental health nursing that is taking place at Abertay University.

As the Scottish Government’s Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Hugh is one of the lead mental health policy makers for Scotland.

During his visit Hugh will meet with Professor Nigel Seaton - Principal of Abertay - to find out more about the university’s plans to become a Centre of Excellence in mental health nursing

It will also be an opportunity for him to see at first hand the ways in which the university is already responding to the Scottish Government’s recently launched strategy - Setting the Direction - that aims to modernise nursing careers.

With a remit including nursing education and workforce development, Hugh will also meet with student nurses to hear about their experiences both in the classroom and out on placement.

Speaking about the visit, Robin Ion - Leader of the Division of Mental Health Nursing at Abertay University - said:

“It’s great to have Hugh here again today. He is passionate about mental health and the education of the next generation of mental health nurses.

"I’m sure that our undergraduate and post registration students will enjoy talking with him and that he will equally enjoy meeting with such highly motivated and articulate learners.”


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