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A healthcare worker wearing mask and protective gloves examines a patient

COVID-19: patient-facing healthcare workers face greater risk of hospital admission

The people they live with are also more vulnerable to the disease, Scottish study shows

Nurse pay: RCN urges staff to lobby MPs for 12.5% wage rise

College steps up campaign to persuade chancellor to give fully funded pay increase

Hospital meals: nurses and patients to benefit from review

TV’s Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith sets out food safety plan for NHS trusts

Nurse research: ‘let’s make it a normal part of our role’

Nurses’ employers should give them time for research, Nightingale2020 conference told

Picture shows children being served a school meal

Nursing groups join free school meals campaign

RCN and others urge government to reverse decision over free meals during holidays

COVID-19: no immunisation for NHS staff until vaccine proven safe and effective

Government will not proceed until trials are verified, despite reports of programme this year

Evidence and Practice

‘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...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the experiences of people who need...

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

Introducing mentalization and its role in mental health practice

Introducing mentalization and its role in mental health practice

How individuals learn to mentalize during childhood, and in response to stress

Promoting the sexual health of people living with severe mental illness

Promoting the sexual health of people living with severe mental illness

Nurses’ attitudes toward sexual health among patients with severe mental illness

Issues affecting trans* young people: considerations for mental health nurses

Support for mental health nurses to enhance awareness of the needs of trans* young people

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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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

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

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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

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey

The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

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