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Mental health support framework: developing a collective voice for nursing in Wales

Nurses in Wales have produced a set of ambitions as a basis for a future action plan

Westwood Centre

Nurses among staff suspended at young people’s mental health unit

Trust investigates concerns about techniques used for moving patients at Middlesbrough centre

Clinical placement

Quality of placements can influence nursing graduates’ choice of specialty

Study advises investment in better student experiences in hard-to-recruit areas of practice

Jack Grealish assault

Nurses assaulted at work deserve same swift response as Aston Villa footballer

Health professionals too often left waiting for action, says NHS Employers chief executive

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Sanitary products

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

Evidence and Practice

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate the risk of suicide

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate...

This article outlines how the University of Wolverhampton aims to develop a whole-systems...

Developing cultural competence in addiction services: the role of clinical leadership

Developing cultural competence in addiction services: the role of clinical leadership

Community addiction services must offer treatment to all members of the community, even hard...

A systematic review of adherence to masculinity in men with psychosis

A systematic review of adherence to masculinity in men with psychosis

Background Men experiencing psychotic phenomena may struggle with adherence to masculinity...

Coerced marriage of people with a diagnosed mental health disorder

Coerced marriage of people with a diagnosed mental health disorder

This article provides a review of the literature and anecdotal observations of people with...

Lessons from literature: fiction and reflective practice

Lessons from literature: fiction and reflective practice

Revalidation for UK nurses requires engagement in reflective practice as part of continuing...

Co-production

Implementing co-production in traditional statutory mental health services

Since the publication by the Department of Health and Children in 2006 of A Vision for...

Features

Career progression

Making progress: from healthcare assistant to qualified mental health nurse

A charity has introduced a programme to help HCAs further their careers

Always Events: what health services should do every time

Defining what should happen each time users come into contact with health services

Coercion

Putting a stop to coercive practices in mental healthcare

The United Nations is investigating the use of coercion in mental health services around the...

Ruth Miller

RCNi Nurse Awards: how one finalist is helping mental health teams manage diabetes

Ruth Miller's ten-point approach is being rolled out across mental healthcare providers

Rebekah Bewsey & team

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘Mental health nurses deserve recognition’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

Opinion

People sit round in some kind of collaborative group session

A Framework for Mental Health Nursing in Wales

A policy document celebrating and improving the country’s mental health nursing profession

Mental healthcare: change is needed at the top to address care inequalities

More BME mental health nurses and leaders could improve patient outcomes

Language

Lost for words: how the language we use stigmatises and disempowers service users

Psychiatric, elitist discourse dominates mental health services

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

Rebekah Bewsey

Children and young people’s care pathway lead and matron

RCNi award-winning team leader Rebekah Bewsey: 'I don’t think I chose nursing; it chose me'

Ann Collins

‘It is a privilege to work with people who are at their most vulnerable’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people

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'

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