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'Give blood' t-shirt motif

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Kenneth Brady

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

Helen Whyley

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

boys and girls dress up in nurse's uniform

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

nurse tries to stop multiple leaks

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Evidence and Practice

Tools for measuring nursing workload

Tools for measuring nursing workload in mental health inpatient wards

Mental health wards should be staffed adequately to be able to provide patients with safe,...

Mental health worker

Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance...

This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient...

Evaluation

An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

This service evaluation aims to gain service users’ and staff members’ perspectives on one...

A review of the use of oral and injectable naltrexone for alcohol and opioid addiction treatment

A review of the use of oral and injectable naltrexone for alcohol and opioid addiction...

Background Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used in the treatment of alcohol and...

Attitudes of dual diagnosis service users to mobile apps that aid treatment adherence

Attitudes of dual diagnosis service users to mobile apps that aid treatment adherence

Aims To examine the response of dual diagnosis service users towards the development of a...

A tool to track links between menstruation and mental health

A tool to track links between menstruation and mental health

It is widely accepted that the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle affects the mental...

Features

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The Tavistock Clinic: where Sigmund Freud continues to influence nurses

Influenced by the Vienna-based ‘new psychology’ approach 100 years ago, the Tavistock Clinic...

Round table session at NHS Confederation conference Manchester 2018

Integrated training could be the key to unlocking parity of esteem

A round-table discussion shed light on the importance of training in improving outcomes

CAT therapy

Helping service users to help themselves with cognitive analytic therapy

Mental health nurse Steve Taylor’s dissatisfaction with therapeutic interventions for his...

Naz Islam

My experience as a mental health service user is invaluable to my role

Naz Islam is part of our Commitment to Carers winning team in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

Opinion

World Mental Health Day logo

Is having just one World Mental Health Day a year enough?

Colin Parish argues that additional long-term funding is crucial to ensure mental health...

Holiday charity helps military veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder

Former army nurse Chris Buswell says time away helped him cope with grief and work-related...

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We can de-stigmatise mental ill health if we’re willing to learn from the past

History has so much to tell us about modern medical and social attitudes to mental health

Students

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Going outside your comfort zone can help connect with patients

By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to...

Careers

I am proud of the nurses my ex-students have become

'I want to see more mental health nurses doing research and building their own evidence base'

'Take the risks to better your career prospects'...

Senior lecturer Nicola Evans, on how taking all opportunities can provide the best outcomes...

60 seconds with military mental health nurse Diane Palmer

Always aim high, and be an inspirational leader who students and staff can trust and learn...

Jobs