Nurse Consultant (Health Promotion & Wellbeing)
Sounth London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Mary Yates is a Nurse Consultant (Health Promotion & Wellbeing) working in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). She is a registered Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurse. Her thirty years of clinical experience has been predominantly in acute adult, forensic and learning-disability mental health care settings.
It was whilst working in forensic services that she developed a special interest in patient’s physical health care needs. Her ambition is to reduce preventable disease and premature mortality in people with mental health problems. She believes that recovery from mental health problems is not possible for smokers unless tobacco dependence is addressed. She argues for parity of esteem and initiatives to reduce variation and tackle inequality.
Mary has provided leadership for the introduction of a smoke-free policy in SLaM since March 2013. She contributed to the development of NICE Guidance on Smoking: acute, maternity and mental health services, in November 2013. She is currently an active member of the Smoking & Mental Health Partnership and a member of the Leading Change Adding Value through smoking cessation initiative
Mary Yates will be speaking at:
- 17:00 - 17:25
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