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Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

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Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

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Yvonne Coghill receiving CBE

Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Stressed nurse

Work-life balance driving increasing number of staff to leave the NHS

Health Foundation report highlights ‘worrying’ lack of improvement in retention rates

Analysis

Isolation and restraint

Restraint and isolation: what lessons have been learned since Winterbourne View?

Guidance says the use of restraint should only be used as a last resort

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Changing role for Ireland’s intellectual disability nurses

New report highlights importance of leadership in implementing change and improving outcomes

Life chances

Health inequalities: people who have learning disabilities are the most vulnerable

An NHS England-commissioned report urges a fair society to improve service users’ lives

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Clinical update

New NICE guideline on decision-making for those who lack capacity

NICE guideline helps healthcare staff apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Policy briefing

Identifying the needs of older people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities are living longer but will have specific health needs

Homes and services for people with learning disabilities should be close to their...

Local councils and health bodies need to work together to make community support near loved...

Research news

Engage with families to promote physical activity for people with autism

Parents' own attitudes, beliefs and engagement in exercise are critical, study finds

Training school nurses in pain assessment benefits students with learning disabilities

Time and caseload reported as barriers to implementing change

Gaps and disparities in access to reasonable adjustments persist

Learning disability nurses can contribute to the broader equality agenda

Community care

Review finds unique relational skills are at the core of learning disability nursing

Australian researchers advocate person-centred care between nurses and service users

Weight Watchers

Inclusive mainstream approaches to weight management benefits some service users

Small-scale study focuses on community-based healthy eating groups

Prescribing

GPs unsure about some aspects of antipsychotropic medicines management

Study suggests general practitioners liaise with learning disability nurses when prescribing

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Isolation and loneliness

Scottish survey reveals the scale of social isolation and loneliness

More than 70% of young adults with learning disabilities reported feeling lonely ‘a lot of...

Inequalities

Long-term conditions management

Systematic review finds that people with learning disabilities were less likely to access...

Criminal

Secure settings: what makes for a good outcome when people move on from inpatient...

Study finds need to establish specialist forensic support teams to ensure best possible...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

Two people talking in a training session

Study raises questions about clinical outcomes associated with positive behaviour...

Of services where staff underwent training only 30% produced positive behaviour support...

Close up of someone preparing to take a pill with a glass of water

Psychotropic medication often given in the absence of multidisciplinary assessments

Research raises concerns about a lack of guidelines and review of prescriptions

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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