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Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Inflation-proof pay rise for nurses might ‘persuade many burnt-out staff to stay’

Unions give evidence to NHS pay review body and demand action from ministers

Exhausted-looking nurse sits leaning her head against a wall

NHS staff absence and critical COVID cases down, but do you feel pressure lifting yet?

Crisis in nurse numbers, and treatment backlogs give no grounds for complacency

One-off pay rise for ‘superhuman efforts’ of Northern Ireland nurses

Payment for pandemic work is welcomed, but RCN wants talks on ‘a long-term pay structure’

Evidence and Practice

Understanding loneliness and its relationship with mental health issues

Understanding loneliness and its relationship with mental health issues

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the causes and effects...

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

The benefits of group reflection for teamwork and individual practice

Exploring quality of life in women with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa

Exploring quality of life in women with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa

Refreshing mental health nurses’ knowledge of the characteristics of anorexia nervosa

Promoting alternatives to PRN medicines in secure inpatient mental health services

Promoting alternatives to PRN medicines in secure inpatient mental health services

Non-pharmacological interventions that could be used in your area of practice

Improving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopause

Improving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopause

Enhancing your awareness of the effects the menopause can have on mental health

Understanding digital self-harm and its implications for mental health practice

Understanding digital self-harm and its implications for mental health practice

Approaches mental health nurses can use to support people who engage in digital self-harm

Features

Dementia misdiagnosis: identifying people at risk of being missed

GP and memory assessment services curtailed by COVID-19, but staff training needs recognised

Living with. . . self-harm

A nurse discusses her own experiences to help others give effective, non-judgemental care

Mental health: sharing skills with nurses in poorer countries to bring about change

Nurse João Marçal-Grilo founded a charity to support fellow nurses in South Asia

Fear of cancer recurrence: how nurses can support people after successful treatment

For some patients such fears can be debilitating and may require psychological support

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Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Opinion

Single-sex spaces: why we need a balanced discussion on women’s and trans rights

Call for the NMC to exit Stonewall’s diversity programme shows how polarised the debate is

Ideas welcome: how to innovate to improve patient care

All nurses can be leaders in innovation, whatever their job title, pay scale or experience

Why ‘Seni’s law’ will help mental health units reduce dangers of restraint

The new law identifies topics that must be included in mental health staff training

Students

Taking a patient history: a guide for nursing students

How to build your experience and confidence, plus tips on raising difficult questions

What is unprofessional behaviour and how can I avoid it?

Professionalism isn’t keeping quiet and looking tidy – here’s how to focus on what matters

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

Careers

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Craving career change? Come to our jobs fair and meet a host of employers – entry free

Nurse recruiters will discuss job opportunities that could give your career a fresh start

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

What is a senior addiction nurse – and could you be one?

The role provides treatment and care to those experiencing alcohol and drug misuse issues

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