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Nurses need legal protection for care compromised by pandemic, says nursing leader

Nicki Credland calls for legal protection for nurses as staffing pressures continue

Army deployment in NHS hospitals exposes scale of staffing crisis

Soldiers help relieve twin pressures of COVID-related staff absence and soaring bed demand

Picture shows piles of £1 coins and assorted UK bank notes.

Pay rise for nurses would boost wider economy, report says

RCN welcomes ‘compelling argument’ in consultancy report supporting nurses’ pay rise

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COVID-19 death in service: nurses’ families need support to claim pay-out

Unions urge higher take-up of NHS and social care coronavirus life assurance scheme

Picture shows a placard demanding fair pay for nurses, with houses of parliament in the background

RCN joins health unions’ plea to Boris Johnson for ‘significant’ pay rise

Call to end ‘needless delays’ for demoralised and traumatised nursing staff

Picture of healthcare assistant Rachel Trott, who has died after testing positive for COVID-19

HCA with three young children dies from COVID-19

Rachel Trott had started her first NHS job only three months earlier at a hospital in Kent

Evidence and Practice

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation units

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the differences between psychiatric...

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

The implementation of an electronic health record system in a private mental health service

Use of individual formulation in mental health practice

Use of individual formulation in mental health practice

To learn about two transdiagnostic models of formulation that you could use in your practice

Evaluating mental health nurses’ confidence in recognising a physically deteriorating...

How an Early Warning Score can support nurses to recognise when patients are deteriorating

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

Understanding the practical and ethical issues involved

‘Today We Talked’: using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric intensive care unit

‘Today We Talked’: using a collaborative approach to transform care in the psychiatric...

Understanding the experiences of people who need intensive mental healthcare

Features

How a beauty salon boosts creativity and recovery on a psychiatric intensive care unit

Shannon Ward’s move into beauty therapy helps patients to better mental health and recovery

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Transgender nurses in the workplace: how trusts are supporting gender diversity

The NHS has made rapid progress in recent years – and we all have a part to play

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

Submitting a written statement: what you need to know

The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls

The street outreach nurses who bring on-the-spot care to people sleeping rough

Westminster Street Nurse project has opened up access to care for this hard-to-reach group

Opinion

Patient suicide: why nurses need colleagues’ support to grieve

The suicide of a patient can have a devastating effect and provoke feelings of failure

COVID-19: will you as a mental health nurse get vaccinated?

You may decide not to have the vaccine, but there are questions you should ask yourself first

Clarion call for more mental health nurses to enter the research leadership programme

Only nine practitioners applied for the first programme in 2019

Students

Becoming a dad during a pandemic – and the final year of a nursing degree

Born during lockdown, my baby boy is helping me learn how to balance studying and family life

Team Nightingale: why I’ll never forget what I learned nursing in a COVID field hospital

Nursing student Nathan Harrison has seen what supportive multidisciplinary teams can achieve

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

Careers

COVID-19 and mental health: retaining and recruiting nurses now and beyond the pandemic

New plan for England highlights the ‘unique selling points’ of mental health nursing

Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives

Community engagement is key, says mental health nurse in groundbreaking Network Rail role

Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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