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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Team Nursing Within a Low Secure Service: The Team Leader Role

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  • Claire Nagi BSc, Pg.Dip, DForenPsy,

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    1. Claire Nagi, BSc (Hons), Pg.Dip, DForenPsy, is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK; Jason Davies, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK; Marie Williams, Dip RMN, is a Clinical Nurse Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; Catherine Roberts, BSc (Hons), is an Advanced Occupational Therapist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; and Roger Lewis, RMN, is a Ward Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
      claire.nagi@wales.nhs.uk, with a copy to the Editor: gpearson@uchc.edu
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  • Jason Davies BSc, MSc, DClinPsy,

    1. Claire Nagi, BSc (Hons), Pg.Dip, DForenPsy, is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK; Jason Davies, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK; Marie Williams, Dip RMN, is a Clinical Nurse Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; Catherine Roberts, BSc (Hons), is an Advanced Occupational Therapist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; and Roger Lewis, RMN, is a Ward Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
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  • Marie Williams Dip RMN,

    1. Claire Nagi, BSc (Hons), Pg.Dip, DForenPsy, is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK; Jason Davies, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK; Marie Williams, Dip RMN, is a Clinical Nurse Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; Catherine Roberts, BSc (Hons), is an Advanced Occupational Therapist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; and Roger Lewis, RMN, is a Ward Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
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  • Catherine Roberts BSc,

    1. Claire Nagi, BSc (Hons), Pg.Dip, DForenPsy, is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK; Jason Davies, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK; Marie Williams, Dip RMN, is a Clinical Nurse Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; Catherine Roberts, BSc (Hons), is an Advanced Occupational Therapist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; and Roger Lewis, RMN, is a Ward Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
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  • Roger Lewis RMN

    1. Claire Nagi, BSc (Hons), Pg.Dip, DForenPsy, is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK; Jason Davies, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK; Marie Williams, Dip RMN, is a Clinical Nurse Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; Catherine Roberts, BSc (Hons), is an Advanced Occupational Therapist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK; and Roger Lewis, RMN, is a Ward Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
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claire.nagi@wales.nhs.uk, with a copy to the Editor: gpearson@uchc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:  This article critically examines the clinical utility of redesigning a nursing practice model within the Intensive Support and Intervention Service, a new low secure mental health facility in the United Kingdom. Specifically, the “team nursing” approach to care delivery has been adapted to consist of multidisciplinary team leaders as opposed to nursing team leaders.

FINDINGS:  The authors describe the role, properties, and functions of the multidisciplinary team leader approach. The authors provide examples of the benefits and challenges posed to date and the ways in which potential barriers have been overcome.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:  Nursing care leadership can be provided by multidisciplinary staff. An adapted model of team nursing can be implemented in a low secure setting.

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