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Personality disorders: how the new consensus statement seeks to improve care and

Consensus statement looks to overturn stigma of personality disorders

parking fees

Hospital parking charges: Norfolk trust staff to protest against ‘swingeing hikes’

Health union warns it could ballot members on industrial action

‘Big Ideas’ awards offer bursaries for innovation in care

Awards of up to £3,000 open to healthcare professionals working on projects that benefit

Pay more tax or expect less from the NHS

Public will accept tax rises for NHS if their money is not wasted, says Jeremy Hunt

Scotland publishes new safe staffing bill

No minimum staffing ratio, but care providers must use workload and workforce planning tools

Flu vaccine

Flu jab: nurses lag behind doctors in uptake of seasonal vaccine

Healthcare workers at elevated risk of contracting flu

Evidence and Practice

Emergency services

Providing streamlined multiagency care for high-intensity users of mental health and...

Mental health service users often use emergency services and emergency departments (EDs) at...

Group work

Solution-oriented learning to build resilience in mental health nursing students and...

Increasing concerns about nursing students’ mental health and the retention crisis facing...

Supporting women with mental health issues

Supporting women with mental health issues

The number of women experiencing mental ill health has increased, with young women more...

Educational theatre

Using interactive theatre in education to explore how healthcare decision-making can...

Complex decisions that mental healthcare professionals make every day can have far-reaching...

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...

Features

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Free

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...

How to create a ‘take a break’ culture

Skipping breaks can put nurses' health at risk...

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...

Opinion

Reaching a crisis point: how carers having your back can matter most

Marsha McAdam describes how appropriate support helped her to cope in a crisis

OCD

'When I speak about my fears I become less fearful of them'...

Nursing student Matty Laycock reveals the techniques he uses to help him to deal with his OCD

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...

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...

Jobs