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Downing Street

Nurses urged to join virtual march on Downing Street in pay protest

Online event on 22 April will demand government reconsider recommendation for 1% pay rise

RCN chief temporarily steps back from role after cycling accident

General secretary Dame Professor Donna Kinnair on sick leave to recover from injuries

woman in a formal meeting shakes hands

Free mentoring: bid to boost diversity in senior nursing roles

Support for Filipino nurses hoping for career progression to UK profession’s top jobs

Nurses help to design kit bag that saves time for community staff

Resource is infection control compliant and enables nurses to carry everything in one place

Muckamore Abbey Hospital: seven face prosecution for alleged offences against patients

Northern Irish hospital cares for adults with severe learning disabilities

Nursing student Naana Aisha Issaka

Student covers cost of nursing degree through Instagram appeal

Crowdfunding plea raises thousands after failed attempt to get student loan

Evidence and Practice

Sexual violence: a trauma-informed approach for mental health nurses

Effects of sexual violence on survivors and the principles of trauma-informed care

Using digital monitoring alongside psychosocial interventions in patients who self-harm

Digital monitoring alongside psychosocial interventions in patients who self-harm

Service evaluation of the potential for digital self-monitoring of patients’ well-being

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation services

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation

Recovery Star is a staff tool to support recovery of adults using mental health services

Substance use disorder: evaluating the effectiveness of the Addiction Recovery Coaching exercise programme

Substance use disorder: evaluating the Addiction Recovery Coaching exercise programme

A service evaluation undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of the ARC exercise programme

Open access
Using team formulation in mental health practice

Using team formulation in mental health practice

Evidence and techniques for team formulation in therapeutic work

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

Mental health nurses could consider using dance as a mental health intervention

Features

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Mental health: delivering specialist support and care for military veterans

New service Op COURAGE provides specialist services for veterans

Storytelling: a way to build therapeutic relationships in mental health settings

How storytelling offers positive mental health benefits and is a useful de-escalation tool

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Older people abuse: how nurses can spot the signs and what to do about it

It is vital that nurses recognise abuse, be it physical, emotional, financial or sexual

Opinion

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Have your say on Mental Health Act reforms

Nurses can contribute to the white paper consultation on replacing the Mental Health Act 1983

How to address mental health issues in people with cancer during COVID-19

Macmillan Cancer Support offers well-being advice for patients and nursing teams

Students

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

Abby Martin

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too

Careers

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Mental health nursing in primary care: could you take an advanced role at a GP surgery?

Discover the advanced role that helps raise the profile of mental health services

Mental health and well-being: nurse’s initiative helps rugby players tackle their issues

State of Mind charity has potentially saved dozens of lives

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