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Nurses recruited from overseas at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

NHS trusts will receive more cash to help recruit overseas nurses

Funding jumps to £7,000 per nurse for Q1 2023 despite concerns about hiring from abroad

Many NHS and social care workers no longer earning a living wage

One NHS employee told campaign group they were ‘down to one meal a day’

Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Evidence and Practice

Providing specialist clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals

Providing specialist clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals

The core aspects of the role of a specialist practitioner lead for adoption in a CAMHS team

Restrictive interventions: understanding and reducing their use in mental health settings

Understanding and reducing use of restrictive interventions in mental health settings

Enhance your awareness of ethical issues and legal frameworks around such interventions

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

The benefits and limitations of such interventions for people with mental health issues

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career? Results from the evaluation of a nursing programme

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career?

Exploring the factors influencing newly registered mental health nurses’ choice of first role

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

The methods, tools and techniques used in quality improvement with details of a case study

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Abuse experienced by officials can negatively affect their mental health and well-being

Features

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

How nurses can make a connection with young mental health patients

Nurses’ therapeutic relationship with patients should be seen as a core part of treatment

Diagnostic overshadowing: the menopause and mental health

Menopause may be missed or misdiagnosed, preventing women from receiving the help they need

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Is mental health nursing at risk of becoming a lost profession?

Entrants to the specialty are outnumbered by those leaving at a time of soaring demand

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

Opinion

How you can support call for vulnerable service users to get priority influenza jab

Campaign group wants people with serious mental illness to be a vaccination priority group

Mental health nurses at GP practices: a step forward in care

Integrating mental health nurses in primary practice has won praise from patients and GPs

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

Students

Being a nursing student and a parent: how to make it work for you and your family

Tips for new students with children, from placements and studying to benefits and childcare

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

Free

Well-being support and advice for you: what’s on at RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair

Health and well-being and leadership will be the themes at the upcoming London careers fair

Jobs