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Inside the mind of… Colin Jones

Mental Health Nursing meets Colin Jones, an ECT lead nurse at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

What is the biggest challenge you are facing at the moment?

Mental health nursing has been a most rewarding career. It has over the years provided many challenges. I am now semi-retired and am currently working in an ECT clinic.

As I work part time, a major challenge for me is keeping up to date with the many changes within nursing both locally and nationally. I would think this is a common issue for many part-time nurses.

Training and development has always been an important part of my career and there seems to be an increasing amount to keep up with.

Specific training in ECT is obviously a priority for me and then of course there is also the need to keep well informed about supervision, local mandatory training, service development, mental health legislation and revalidation requirements for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, to name but a few. There’s also general reading of the nursing press.

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The August/September issue of MHN is a special themed edition on ECT, including: - The history and use of ECT in modern practice • Service user views • Using recovery staff in ECT anaesthesia • Student perspectives on ECT • The National Association for Lead Nurses in ECT • Interview with an ECT lead nurse • Organising a Twitter chat on ECT