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Picture shows a bundle of Scottish banknotes tied up in ribbon

Nurses in Scotland to receive £500 COVID-19 bonus

Thank you payment is separate from pay negotiations, with RCN Scotland seeking 12.5% rise

Three nurses dance their way to the Strictly NHS final

NHS charity ballroom competition announces its 12 finalists

Valerie Bednar with (inset) a prototype of the face mask she is helping to develop

Made-to-measure face masks: nurse working on prototype for healthcare staff

Universities helping to create reusable mask based on a scan of the user’s face

RCN disputes government claim to be on target for 50,000 more nurses in the NHS

Data shows rise of 14,813 nurses on last year, but also 36,655 FTE nursing vacancies

RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

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NMC acknowledges ‘uncomfortable truths’ on race equality in report

Regulator calls in consultants over career opportunities and pay gap for BAME employees

Evidence and Practice

Use of individual formulation in mental health practice

Use of individual formulation in mental health practice

To learn about two transdiagnostic models of formulation that you could use in your practice

Evaluating mental health nurses’ confidence in recognising a physically deteriorating...

How an Early Warning Score can support nurses to recognise when patients are deteriorating

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

Understanding the practical and ethical issues involved

‘Today We Talked’: using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric intensive care unit

‘Today We Talked’: using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric...

Understanding the experiences of people who need intensive mental healthcare

Sleep disturbances in bereaved older people: a review of the literature

Sleep disturbances in bereaved older people: a review of the literature

Older people who have recently been bereaved are likely to experience sleep disturbances

Evaluating the effects of appointing an associate nurse consultant to a CAMHS team

Evaluating the effects of appointing an associate nurse consultant to a CAMHS team

A service evaluation of the effects of the newly developed post in County Durham

Features

Nurse pioneer champions model of conflict resolution that can be implemented on any ward

Safewards model offers ten interventions and has transformed mental health nursing practice

The street outreach nurses who bring on-the-spot care to people sleeping rough

Westminster Street Nurse project has opened up access to care for this hard-to-reach group

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team...

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

Preventing hospital admissions and improving end of life care: a team approach

How the RCNi Nurse Awards Team of the Year integrates physical and mental health services

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

Opinion

Clarion call for more mental health nurses to enter the research leadership programme

Only nine practitioners applied for the first programme in 2019

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Students

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

Can a mental health service user also be a good nursing student?

For a nursing career, an understanding of service users’ experiences is actually a positive

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Isolated student

COVID-19: why we must protect the mental health of international nursing students

The anxiety and isolation caused by the crisis may be particularly acute for this group

Careers

Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives

Community engagement is key, says mental health nurse in groundbreaking Network Rail role

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

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