I wish to formally thank yourself, Marion and the other members of the interview panel at The Nightingale Fund for deciding to support the first year of my PhD at the University of Nottingham, entitled ‘Transition between CAMHS and AMH services: Can a developmental stage assessment tool bridge the policy-practice gap?’.

 I am utterly delighted to have the endorsement of The Nightingale Fund, which will lend real standing to the research.

 I look forward to sharing my progress with you and thank you once again for the opportunity to undertake the research which I believe has the potential to make a significant improvement to nursing practice and impact positively on the clinical outcomes of young people using mental health services.


I share Florence Nightingale’s Derbyshire heritage, her family home in Lea Hurst is only a few miles north of my address. This makes me particularly proud to have attained this sponsorship which is part of her legacy as a nurse and academic.

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