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Agency staff

Wales safe staffing law plays key role in rising agency spend, report finds

Wales Audit Office also cites lack of NHS pay growth as contributing factor

Nurses coming from Western Australia to Grampian

NHS Grampian prepares to welcome Australian nursing graduates, thanks to NMC rule change

Newly qualified cohort will help the Scottish employer fill band 5 vacancies

nurse talks to a bereaved woman

Bereavement support led by senior nurses or doctors ‘gives loved ones closure’

Matron-led service resolved concerns that might otherwise have escalated to formal complaints

Sue Warner

‘Powerful duo’ will lead RCN council’s drive to reconnect with members

New chair Sue Warner says the year ahead ‘will be a challenging one’

NHS cash boost

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

Evidence and Practice

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

Background Positive psychology has become a popular approach to psychology. Aim To evaluate...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

This article explains how physical health fits into the overall well-being of a person and...

Locating social workers in a high security forensic facility: inclusion and exclusion

Locating social workers in a high security forensic facility: inclusion and exclusion

Background Locating social workers in hospital teams, or co-location, can improve...

The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical...

Psychodermatology: assessment, treatment and management

Psychodermatology: assessment, treatment and management

Psychodermatology is the interaction between skin and mind. Psychodermatological conditions...

Developing nursing students’ understanding through formative peer learning seminars

Developing nursing students’ understanding through formative peer learning seminars

In the context of concerns about the poor physical health and early mortality of people...

Features

Always Events: what health services should do every time

Defining what should happen each time users come into contact with health services

Coercion

Putting a stop to coercive practices in mental healthcare

The United Nations is investigating the use of coercion in mental health services around the...

Ruth Miller

RCNi Nurse Awards: how one finalist is helping mental health teams manage diabetes

Ruth Miller's ten-point approach is being rolled out across mental healthcare providers

Rebekah Bewsey & team

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘Mental health nurses deserve recognition’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

Claire Johnston

‘The pressures on mental health are extraordinary’

Claire Johnston reveals her plans to help rebuild the NMC – and her optimism for the future...

Opinion

Invest in school nurses to improve children's mental health...

Why create new roles in mental health when school nurses are already in place?

Free
BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Restraint

Use of restraint and force: steps towards greater transparency and accountability

Ethical training plans and sharing people’s lived experiences can only be welcomed

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

I am proud of the nurses my ex-students have become

'I want to see more mental health nurses doing research and building their own evidence base'

'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...

Jobs