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Dr Neil Brimblecombe

brimblen@lsbu.ac.uk

Mental Health and Learning Disability

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9873-777X

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I joined LSBU in 2017 in my role as Professor of Mental Health. I am a mental health nurse by professional background and was Director of Mental Health Nursing at the Department of Health (England) from 2005 to 2008. I subsequently worked as Director of Nursing and as a Non Executive Director in various NHS Trusts for ten years. I am currently Consultant Editor for 'Mental Health Practice' journal.

My long term research interests include new roles for health care staff, international mental health services and mental health crisis care. Current interests include non-medical prescribing and the use of technology in inpatient services.

BSC Nursing Studies

University of Hertfordshire

1987
1990
MSc Medical Anthropology

Brunel University

1992
1993
PhD

Brunel University

1995
2001
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

Nursing and Midwifery Council

1986
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Oxehealth2022HSC_Digital Care Assistant Evaluation EXTENSION_OxehealthPrincipal Investigator
Central London Community Healthcare2022Hospital at Home Evaluation Co-Investigator
Oxe Health2021HSC_Digital Care Assistant Evaluation_Oxe HealthPrincipal Investigator
Health Education England2020HSC_Mental Health Nursing Review_HEEPrincipal Investigator
Burdett Trust for Nursing2017H553_AppRes_Burdett Trust_Mongolia Project FundsPrincipal Investigator

Other
Consultant Editor
2020
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Health Psychology Review
BMJ Open Quality
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Eileen Skellern Memorial Lectureship (Jun 2009)

Eileen Skellern Memeorial Committee


‘Most influential nurse leaders in the NHS – 70 years’ (Jun 2018)

RCN Institute


‘Top Nursing Leaders’ award (Jun 2014)

Nursing Times


The nurse consultant in mental health services: A national, mixed methods study of an advanced practice role
Brimblecombe, N., Nolan, F., Khoo, Mary‐Ellen, Culloty, Leon, O'Connor, Kate and McGregor‐Johnson, Lindsay (2019). The nurse consultant in mental health services: A national, mixed methods study of an advanced practice role. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 26 (5-6), pp. 117-130. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12533

Using workload measurement tools in diverse care contexts: The experience of staff in mental health and learning disability inpatient settings
Fanneran, T, Brimblecombe, N, Bradley, E and Gregory, S (2015). Using workload measurement tools in diverse care contexts: The experience of staff in mental health and learning disability inpatient settings. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 22 (10), pp. 764-772. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12263

Advanced Clinical Practitioners in London NHS Trusts 2020 HEE
Allan, H.T, Brimblecombe, N., Collin, L., Drennan, V., Halter, M. and Taylor, F. (2021). Advanced Clinical Practitioners in London NHS Trusts 2020 HEE. Health Education England.

Editorial - Mental health nurses should influence what data are gathered for service users
Brimblecombe, N. (2020). Editorial - Mental health nurses should influence what data are gathered for service users. Mental Health Practice. 23 (5), pp. 5-5. https://doi.org/10.7748/mhp.23.5.5.s1

COVID-19 and mental health nursing: what's next?
Brimblecombe, Neil (2020). COVID-19 and mental health nursing: what's next? Mental Health Practice. 23 (4), pp. 5-5.

A mixed‐methods survey to explore views of staff and patients from mental health wards prior to introduction of a digital early warning system for physical deterioration
Brimblecombe, N., Quist, Haddy and Nolan, F. (2019). A mixed‐methods survey to explore views of staff and patients from mental health wards prior to introduction of a digital early warning system for physical deterioration. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 26 (3-4), pp. 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12511

Community Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Contexts and Challenges—The Case of Nurse Prescribing and Recovery-Focused Interventions
Hemingway, S and Brimblecombe, N (2018). Community Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Contexts and Challenges—The Case of Nurse Prescribing and Recovery-Focused Interventions. in: Santos, JC and Cutcliffe, JR (ed.) European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century: A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach Heidelberg, Germany Springer. pp. 183-193

National survey of nurse prescribing in mental health services; a follow-up 6 years on
Dobel-Ober, D and Brimblecombe, N (2016). National survey of nurse prescribing in mental health services; a follow-up 6 years on. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 23 (6-7), pp. 378-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12329

The development of nurse prescribing in mental health services: Outcomes from five national surveys 2004–2019
Brimblecombe, N. and Dobel‐Ober, D. (2022). The development of nurse prescribing in mental health services: Outcomes from five national surveys 2004–2019. Journal of Nursing Management. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13588

Editorial - Why a radical review of the nursing workforce?
Brimblecombe, N. (2022). Editorial - Why a radical review of the nursing workforce? Mental Health Practice.

Qualitative study of perceptions of senior health service staff as to factors influencing the development of Advanced Clinical Practice roles in mental health services
Brimblecombe, N. and Nolan, F. (2021). Qualitative study of perceptions of senior health service staff as to factors influencing the development of Advanced Clinical Practice roles in mental health services. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 28 (5), pp. 829-837. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12792

Editorial - What is the role of a nursing associate in mental health?
Brimblecombe, N. (2021). Editorial - What is the role of a nursing associate in mental health? Mental Health Practice. 24 (4).

Qualitative study of factors perceived by senior health service staff as influencing the development of Advanced Clinical Practice roles in mental health services
Brimblecombe, N. and Nolan, F. (2021). Qualitative study of factors perceived by senior health service staff as influencing the development of Advanced Clinical Practice roles in mental health services. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/JPM.12792

Advanced clinical practice roles in the National Health Service, England: a remedy for workforce problems? A qualitative study of senior staff perspectives.
Drennan, V., Collins, L,, Allen H,, Brimblecombe, N., Halter M, and Taylor F. (2021). Advanced clinical practice roles in the National Health Service, England: a remedy for workforce problems? A qualitative study of senior staff perspectives. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy . https://doi.org/10.1177/13558196211036727

Mental Health Nurse Academics can help attain Goals for Mental Health Research and influence Policy
Brimblecombe, N., Simpson, A., Hannigan, B. and Turner, J. (2021). Mental Health Nurse Academics can help attain Goals for Mental Health Research and influence Policy. Journal of Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2021.1898568

Editorial - Have your say on Mental Health Act reforms
Brimblecombe, N. (2021). Editorial - Have your say on Mental Health Act reforms. Mental Health Practice. 24 (2), pp. 5-5. https://doi.org/10.7748/mhp.24.2.5.s1

Editorial COVID-19: will you as a mental health nurse get vaccinated?
Brimblecombe, N. (2021). Editorial COVID-19: will you as a mental health nurse get vaccinated? Mental Health Practice. 24, p. 3. https://doi.org/10.7748/mhp.24.1.5.s1