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Annual emergency admissions figures for people with dementia in England have risen by 100,000 since 2012-13

People with dementia face multiple emergency admissions every year

Alzheimer’s Society says annual emergency admissions rise in England cost NHS £280 million

Rali and Petya Marinova

Meet the twin sisters with identical nursing careers

Rali and Petya Marinova qualified in the same speciality and work together on the same ward

RCN members voting at congress 2019

RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

nurse stands with her arms folded, looking worried

BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience

A woman standing alone at a window, looking outside. People who have had close, sustained contact with a person confirmed to have coronavirus are being told to self-isolate for 14 days

Coronavirus: nurse in self-isolation says process is ‘not being dealt with effectively’

Anyone asked to go into self-isolation should stay at home for 14 days, says PHE

specialist burns deputy matron Lucy Hall

UK burns specialist matron flies to New Zealand to care for volcanic eruption patients

Lucy Hall responded to appeal for international help to relieve over-stretched nurses

Evidence and Practice

Three issues for mental health nurse educators preparing new preregistration programmes

Three issues for mental health nurse educators preparing new preregistration programmes

Areas nurse educators need to address when developing preregistration nursing programmes

Sensory modulation in mental health practice

Sensory modulation in mental health practice

Why you should read this article • To understand how sensory modulation can assist service...

Timely diagnosis and disclosure of dementia for patients and their families: exploring the views of GPs

Timely diagnosis and disclosure of dementia for patients and their families

Mental health nurses have an important role in providing expertise to GPs

Alcohol use of UK military personnel during active service and on return to civilian life: veterans’ experiences

Veterans’ experiences of alcohol use of UK military personnel

On leaving active service, veterans should be provided with greater mental health support

Use of a mnemonic to support suicide intervention training for nursing students

Use of a mnemonic to support suicide intervention training for nursing students

Update your knowledge of the nurse’s role in suicide assessment and management

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction group programme on family carers

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction group programme on family carers

Study identified that mindfulness skills can be used in various ways in family carers’ lives

Features

Illustration of mental health service users discussing cervical screening with healthcare professionals

Cervical cancer screening resources to address mental health disparities

Support for women service users with severe mental illness to access screening

Picture shows someone counting cash. The article says nurses need to learn about personal health budgets, which allow patients to use NHS funding to purchase care outside traditionally commissioned services.

Adding personal health budgets to your mental health nursing skill set

The budgets empower patients to self-manage care and regain control of their lives

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Pictured at RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 are (L-R) RCN council chair Sue Warner, clinical psychologist Kate Fillingham of East London NHS Foundation Trust, Rachel Luby and tv presenter Kate Garraway. Entries are now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020.

Award winners champion sexual health and rehabilitation of mental health service users

As entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, past winners reflect on their career-changing experiences

Nathan Filer

Exploring serious mental illness: an interview with nurse-turned-author Nathan Filer

For World Mental Health Day 2019 a former nurse talks about his latest book

Mental health conditions gave now overtaken musculoskeletal complaints as the number one reason for sickness absence among nurses.

Nurses open up about their mental health problems

Mental ill health is now the top reason for NHS sickness absence – but there is good news

Mature students

Mature students are vital to mental health nursing – but numbers are dropping

Financial pressures put older potential candidates off mental health nursing as a career

Opinion

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture is abstract multicoloured illustration showing silhouettes of faces. By joining together, mental health nurses can be a powerful voice advocating for the profession and improving outcomes for individuals and communities, says Vicki Hines-Martin

Nursing unity can help bridge mental health gap

Nurses can be a powerful voice in 2020 advocating for better care outcomes

Students

Confidentiality illustration

Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.

Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

two men in face to face discussion

Why forensic mental health nursing is such a rewarding career

A challenging role where compassion and advocacy go hand in hand with public protection

Mental health lead Gill Drummond (right) receives the CNO Silver Award for Excellence in Nursing from chief nursing officer for England Ruth May

Mental health and dementia lead

Gill Drummond reflects on her career and what makes a good mental health nurse

Risq Animasaun

Senior staff nurse on a general psychiatric, female-only ward

I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun

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