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Beverley Murphy

Director of Nursing,
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Beverley Murphy joined the trust as Director of Nursing in April 2017. She was previously director of nursing at West London Mental Health Trust and before that Chief Nurse at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Beverley has worked as a mental health nurse for 33 years and has held a range of senior nursing and quality governance roles across the NHS. Beverley first role as a qualified nurse was in the high secure setting of Broadmoor Hospital, she has managed acute mental health wards and specialised for some years in eating disorders working in inpatients and in a nurse led eating disorder service in the community. In 2004 Beverly gained a Masters degree from the Tavistock and Portman (Uni of East London). Beverley has a strong professional network and is a member of a number of nursing and multidisciplinary forums with the aim of improving mental health practice for those who use it.

  • Sharing lessons in the development of the Nursing Associate role across key test sites and how the training and skill programmes were implemented
  • Assessing how to work effectively in partnership with universities to ensure learning aligns with the role successfully
  • Exploring how to effectively deploy nursing associates to ensure teams with skill mixes allowing registered nurses to lead on care delivery
  • Gaining practical insights into how nursing associates can be developed to bridge the gap between health and social care settings
  • Evaluating common challenges identified in the test programmes and the future of the nursing associate role