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Pat Cullen

‘Immediate’ industrial action ballot looms in Northern Ireland if NHS pay talks fail

Nurses in Northern Ireland are paid less than in the rest of the UK

'free parking' sign

Trust to offer staff free hospital parking

Milton Keynes University Hospital is taking action to reduce its nurse vacancy rate

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Congress Audience

RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

International nursing event to mark Florence Nightingale bicentenary

Nightingale2020 conference will explore how nurses can transform global health and care

Jean White

Safe staffing: guidance will pave the way for extension to law on nurse numbers in Wales

Professional judgement and patient outcomes should drive staffing decisions, says chief nurse

Evidence and Practice

Improving magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system: a pilot

Improving magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system: a...

Women make up a small proportion of offenders dealt with in the UK criminal justice system (...

Binge eating disorder: the effectiveness of brief group treatment

Binge eating disorder: the effectiveness of brief group treatment

Background There is minimal provision for people with binge eating disorder despite...

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Increased awareness of dementia is associated with its rising prevalence in an ageing...

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health (PMH) problems occur during pregnancy and up to a year after giving...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

Mental and physical health work together to support well-being, and never more importantly...

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Background Reflective practice is vital to be a competent healthcare practitioner:...

Features

Hospital opens door to fresh start for patients with personality disorder

A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope

Skills swap

Buddying scheme is improving care for people in mental health crisis

A collaborative project is creating a safe place for people in crisis

The benefits of being a peer reviewer

Four of our reviewers discuss the rewards of encouraging others to publish with RCNi

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...

Opinion

Nitrous oxide

Why nitrous oxide is nothing to laugh about

This fast-acting anaesthetic gas enjoys a reputation of being harmless, but could be lethal

Dementia choir

Why music can be a valuable tool for improving the lives of people with dementia

TV series with Line of Duty star helps to address the challenges of living with the condition

Risk, forced hospital admissions and restoring the relationship

How to restore a therapeutic relationship after forced admission to hospital

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

Jodie Alder

Advanced nurse practitioner in personality disorder

Jodie Alder explains why she chose to work in secure services for men

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

Jobs