Catherine Gamble

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Mental health transformation plan limited by nurse numbers

Ambitious NHS plan fails to acknowledge 'workforce hill we all must climb'

The benefits of being a peer reviewer

Four of our reviewers discuss the rewards of encouraging others to publish with RCNi

Lonely Christmas

How nurses can help service users cope during Christmas

RCN professional lead for mental health Catherine Gamble outlines strategies for maintaining as ordinary a routine as possible

Cigarette smoking cessation using family interventions

There has been little done to offer consistent support to people with schizophrenia to stop smoking. A case study is used to show how specialist advice and the use of varenicline alongside family group work and support can help a patient refrain from smoking and increase wellbeing. This process showed how mental health nurses can help clients to quit and the importance of collaboration with medical colleagues.