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How fitness to practise fears raise suicide risk for troubled nurses

Campaign group calls for better support for nurses reported to regulator

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

Consensus statement looks to overturn stigma of personality disorders

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Beatrice Akyeampong and Vanessa Apea

NHS Windrush 70 Awards winners represent the ‘best of the NHS’

‘We treasure you as much as the NHS itself’, PM Theresa May tells Windrush Awards winners

Restraint

Training standards on use of restraint could become mandatory for NHS in England

The Restraint Reduction Network has been commissioned to create the evidence-based standards

Visa cap lifted

Immigration rules to be eased so NHS can recruit more skilled staff

Thousands more nurses and doctors to be recruited from abroad

Evidence and Practice

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental illness

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental...

As the economics of providing healthcare are constantly explored, new models of care must be...

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

This article describes a service evaluation of the introduction of a successful local...

Health

Making the link between staff and service-user health

This article describes the introduction of a staff health programme designed to create a...

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...

Features

How experts by experience are shaping mental health services

Volunteers influencing change at a large mental health trust have been well received by staff

RCN Mental Health Forum campaigns for adequate therapeutic time

The RCN's mental health forum, the college's largest, is intending to fight to get the...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

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

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

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...

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