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Mental Health Nursing Competence & Career Framework

The New Roles in Mental Health Nursing Implementation Group in 2019 reported that there is a clear case that more mental health nurses are required both in the NHS and in private and voluntary organisations and agencies. In addition, mental health nurses, even before they consider pre-registration training, right throughout their career to retirement, need at all stages to feel valued, supported, developed and safe in their practice.

The framework offers a useful guide for employers to encourage a diversity of applications, including people with lived experience, by describing what mental health nurses do, and the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to carry out this role. This is in line with HEE’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce which can provide person-centred, culturally appropriate care.

To view and download The Mental Health Nursing Competence and Career Framework click HERE.

For more information click HERE.

School aged vaccination contact details for missed school vaccines due to Covid-19

Please see attached letter in relation to the school aged vaccination programme and missed vaccinations due to lockdown. 


In the event that school aged children present at practices requesting the nasal flu vaccine, normally given in school, please sign post them to the relevant provider.



If you have any queries about this information please contact our team directly at


Introduction to the Pan London Practice Learning Group Guidance regarding practice support for deployed nursing students during the COVID-19 emergency

The Pan London Practice Learning Group (PLPLG) has been established for over 15 years. The PLPLG represents 14 Approved Education Institutions (AEIs) across London. Kathy Wilson, Head of Practice Based Learning, Middlesex University Chairs the PLPLG and Nicki Fowler, Programme Leader/Professional Lead, Learning Disabilities is Vice Chair, PLPLG.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • develop, support, monitor and evaluate a standardised London wide approach to practice learning and assessment across London for a range of learners on pre-registration nursing programmes

 reduce variation in practice learning to create excellence across London

• work collaboratively with other health and social care professional groups sharing and disseminating effective practice


Interested in a career in Practice Nursing?

We are committed to increasing the numbers of nursing staff working in General Practice as part of the 10 point action plan for general practice nursing.  The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) have launched a new website for GPNs as part of the deliverables of the GPN Ten point plan.

Practice nursing can give you the pleasure of supporting individuals within the community, from those with long term conditions and acute illnesses, from babies and toddlers through to the elderly. Our aim is to provide the support that allows people to stay out of hospital and within the comfort of their own home, for as long as possible.

For more information, please see the District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career FrameworkTransition to General Practice Nursing,  Time to think – about a career in General Practice Nursing or General Practice Nurse career profile

Watch this video about a day in the life of a Practice Nurse.


Returning to Nursing

You may need to undertake a return to practice programme if you've previously been a registered nurse and wish to return to the profession. 

For more information, please see here

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) 

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) enhance capacity and capability within multi-professional teams by supporting existing and more established roles. They help to improve clinical continuity, provide more patient-focused care, enhance the multi-professional team and help to provide safe, accessible and high quality care for patients.

For more information, please see here

Preceptorship Programme

Newly registered nurses (NRN) become accountable as soon as they are registered and this transition from student to an accountable practitioner is known to be challenging. This is equally relevant to registered nurses who transition into general practice.

The purpose of preceptorship is to provide support during this transition. The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) strongly recommends that all new registrants have a period of preceptorship when commencing employment. A period of preceptorship should help the newly qualified nurse develop the confidence to practise competently as a nurse, midwife or specialist community health nurse.

For more information, please see here


CapitalNurse’s vision is to ‘get nursing right for London’; ensuring that London has the right number of nurses, with the right skills in the right place, working to deliver excellent nursing wherever it is needed.

The outputs of CapitalNurse are designed specifically for London nurses, but many of these also have the potential to be used with positive impacts for other workforce groups, and in other geographies.

For general enquiries please email or visit CapitalNurse Career Framework  

More information

If you would like to become involved or know more about the work that the Hammersmith and Fulham’s Community Education Provider Network (CEPN)is doing, please email us at