Exploring the value of mental health nurses working in primary care in England: A qualitative study

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A post-graduate study by McLeod and Simpson (2017) explored the value of a Primary Care Liaison Nurse (PCLN) service within primary care and its impact on mental health problems in this setting.



The study suggested that the PCLN service can improve the quality of care and is generally highly valued by its stakeholders. The study identified valued elements of the service; including having a duty worker, as well as aspects which could be improved; such as clarity around the characteristics of patients who will benefit from the service.