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Averil Hart

MPs urge health service ombudsman to speed up investigations

Long-drawn-out ombudsman inquiries add to families’ trauma, MPs say

Departures

EU nurses’ uncertainty post-Brexit is driving many out of UK, says RCN

Figures from Nursing and Midwifery Council show 29% rise in number of EU nurses leaving...

Jamaica/UK

UK and Jamaica nurse exchange aims to provide mutual learning

Nurses in Jamaica and the UK will have the chance to swap places in a nurse exchange...

Model of a brain next to a stethoscope

RCN consults on how to achieve parity of esteem for mental healthcare

College members working in mental health asked to complete a survey to shape RCN’s campaign

Vaughan Gething

'Give students in Wales long-term certainty over bursary'...

Royal College of Midwives appeals for lasting commitment to degree funding as minister...

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

Evidence and Practice

The practice of seclusion

The practice of seclusion: a review of the discourse on its use

Seclusion is an intervention used as a safety measure to manage patients who are violent,...

Violence

Why is murder fascinating and why does it matter to mental health professionals?

Human violence directed towards other humans causes much harm to individuals, families and...

Parents

Identifying the needs of children and young people affected by parental mental illness

Children and young people affected by parental mental illness are recognised as being at...

Group therapy

A practice-based evaluation of a dialectical behavioural therapy skills group...

Background Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported intervention...

Counselling in India

Public-private partnerships to improve access to mental healthcare in India

In India, there are many public-private partnership programmes that aim to improve...

Revalidation

Helping families understand decisions taken by a relative with learning disabilities

Feedback from a relative highlighted the advantages of working closely with families and...

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Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

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Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...

Features

Catherine Gamble

Mental health nursing: RCN lead Catherine Gamble on why she feels optimistic

The RCN mental health professional lead reflects on her first six months in the job

Listen to BME people in high-security hospitals

The number of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in the UK’s mental health and legal...

Under pressure: what employers must do to reduce workplace stress

It is reckless of healthcare organisations to ignore signs of stress in their workforce or...

Framework for change: supporting you to drive improvement

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff is halfway...

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RCNi Nurse Awards: the search for the best in mental health nursing is on

The search for the best of the best in mental health nursing is underway with the launch of...

Felicity Stockwell

Watch: Felicity Stockwell – interview with the author of The Unpopular Patient

Mental health advocate Felicity Stockwell wrote The Unpopular Patient, which is regarded as...

Opinion

Me and my stammer – and how it's affected my mental health...

Gareth Cowlin wants to help other people whose stammer has interfered with their mental well...

Trauma, feminism and mental health nursing

At a recent conference on critical perspectives in mental health, change was the keyword. As...

Ian Hulatt: Melancholy disputes over effectiveness of antidepressants

A huge review of the evidence has found antidepressants are more effective than placebos...

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

'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...

60 seconds with lead nurse for specialist mental health services Angela Shorter 

Working in mental health gives you a huge amount of satisfaction, and the right opportunity...

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