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Nurses in Kenya who are unemployed can soon apply for fast-track opportunities in the NHS

Fast-track nurse recruitment plan announced in bid to slash vacancies

NHS jobs to be offered to unemployed nurses in Kenya

Mental health hospital must improve staffing levels, says CQC

Care Quality Commission inspection finds 46 red flags at The Harbour hospital in Preston

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Evidence and Practice

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

Exploring the therapeutic relationship in nursing theory and practice

In such relationships, nurses should demonstrate self-awareness, empathy and professionalism

Investigating continuity of care in a mental health crisis resolution team service

Investigating continuity of care in a mental health crisis resolution team service

Continuity of care can relate to two areas – relationship and information continuity

Supporting women’s sexual safety in acute mental health settings

Supporting women’s sexual safety in acute mental health settings

Concerns have been raised about sexual safety in mental health inpatient wards in the UK

Implementing the Four Core Care Plans across a large independent mental health organisation to improve practice

Implementing the Four Core Care Plans across a mental health organisation

An account of the development and implementation of a service improvement initiative

Supporting mental health nurses to meet patients’ spiritual needs

Supporting mental health nurses to meet patients’ spiritual needs

Spirituality in healthcare and how it can be integrated into mental health nurses’ practice

Mental health issues in children: exploring primary school teachers’ experiences, knowledge and training needs

Mental health issues in children: primary school teachers’ experiences and needs

Mental health nurses could help train and support primary school teachers

Features

How one specialist personality disorder unit stopped using restraints and restrictions

Dialectical behavioural therapy has transformed nursing care in an inpatient recovery unit

‘I had to be sectioned’: the nurse who became the patient

Rachel Davis draws on personal experience of depression and psychosis to educate her peers

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Living with… borderline personality disorder

Hollie Berrigan discusses the sometimes devastating effects of a BPD diagnosis

Magnet hospitals: what makes them places where nurses want to work?

Why UK hospitals are trialling the US model and what it means for staff and patients

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Opinion

illustration shows nurse next to pile of coins

NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Mental health: how nurses can spot the first signs of depression in older people

Terms such as ‘feeling low’ or ‘ out of sorts’ can be used to express anxiety

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

Students

Drug calculations

Medicines management for nursing students: what you need to know

Do you feel daunted by this area of practice? Read expert advice on five key issues

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Careers

Don’t let NMC’s blueprint for community care pass by without specialist nursing input

QNI sees flaws in regulator’s plan and urges nurses to respond to its consultation

My second-chance career: how one nurse conquered stigma to return to practice

History of mental ill health can end careers – but Hannah MacDonald had other ideas

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

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