The RCN is committed to ensuring people with complex mental health problems receive the same care and achieve the same outcomes as those with physical injuries and illnesses. We aim to be a leader on equality in health and nursing practice – engaging in innovative, new and bold ideas about how its members can deliver effective and holistic services.
In spring 2018 we surveyed mental health professionals to establish their views on the current progress in clinical settings of achieving mental health equality. Based on the findings of this report, the RCN has identified three key areas of focus:
- Pushing for increased funding into mental health services on par with physical health services.
- Improved training – consistency, competency and curriculum support.
- Identify areas where access and innovation around physical health has made a difference.