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Owami Davies

Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security

Hospital cleaning

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Picture of inappropriate glove use - a nurse wearing gloves fills in a form

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves

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CCTV image of missing nursing student Owami Davies

New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Survey reveals mental health crisis for nurses in Wales since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three quarters of staff say their mental health has worsened, sparking retention fears

Evidence and Practice

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

The benefits and limitations of such interventions for people with mental health issues

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career? Results from the evaluation of a nursing programme

Where do mental health nurses work on registration and in their early career?

Exploring the factors influencing newly registered mental health nurses’ choice of first role

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

Using quality improvement to enhance mental healthcare

The methods, tools and techniques used in quality improvement with details of a case study

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Supporting mental fitness in professional rugby league match officials

Abuse experienced by officials can negatively affect their mental health and well-being

Examining the preventive health-screening activities of mental health nurses

Examining the preventive health-screening activities of mental health nurses

Screening is crucial for early detection of a range of physical conditions and risk factors

Nursing students’ experiences of seeking mental health support: a literature review

Nursing students’ experiences of seeking mental health support: a literature review

Enhance your awareness of the mental health needs of nursing students

Features

How nurses can make a connection with young mental health patients

Nurses’ therapeutic relationship with patients should be seen as a core part of treatment

Diagnostic overshadowing: the menopause and mental health

Menopause may be missed or misdiagnosed, preventing women from receiving the help they need

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Is mental health nursing at risk of becoming a lost profession?

Entrants to the specialty are outnumbered by those leaving at a time of soaring demand

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Opinion

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Staff retention: what would the NHS look like if nurses’ roles were respected?

Stemming the tide of leavers post-COVID will require more than increased overseas recruitment

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Students

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

Student wellbeing

Watch: advice for students on supporting your health and well-being

Why common stress tips may not be helpful, and strategies to help you look after yourself

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

Careers

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

Framework for a career: how general practice nursing is being transformed

A new framework for general practice provides a structure for career and role development

The Admiral Nurse bringing dementia care to Traveller communities

Addressing the challenges to engagement, as well as discrimination

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