Announcement: Mental health workforce to gain 21,000 employees by 2021

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that there will be 21,000 more nurses, therapists and consultants working in mental health services by 2021. This forms part of the Government reform for the mental health sector, improving overall care for patients suffering with mental illness.

The aim of this new strategy is to increase the mental health workforce in the UK and remove the ‘historic imbalance’ currently experienced amongst employees. The new strategy also promises to improve overall mental health services in the UK.

BPP University recently launched new Nursing BSc programmes in June 2017. As the first independent provider of nursing degrees, news of a healthcare reform is extremely exciting for our Nursing faculty. Especially as they are dedicated to training students to become professionally ready when they graduate.

With this exciting new development, we felt the need to share this news and encourage those considering a career in mental health nursing. Now is the time to embark on a career in this vital profession, at such a critical stage, and be part of this reform.

During the 2017 general election, Theresa May pledged to abolish the “flawed” Mental Health Act as part of a drive to revolutionise the sector. The demand for skilled mental health nurses has never been so high, particularly in community-based care where such an approach is at the heart of our mental health education.

This is a fantastic time to join while building a rewarding career path. BPP University’s Faculty of Nursing is committed to producing nursing students who are highly skilled, compassionate, caring professionals.

So what are you waiting for? Change your future now and join an extremely rewarding profession with a great career. You can make a difference and change the lives of the people around you on a daily basis.

Our three-year, full-time degree combines a range of contemporary modules, hands-on access to clinical skills facilities and online learning materials to support students, so they can enter the professional nursing register and be ready to provide a high standard of safe and effective care to the public.

Care that revolves around the needs of our patients is at the heart of our nursing education. We look forward to welcoming students on this journey with us to reform the mental health sector.

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