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Picture shows a woman naked from the waist up, with a scar where one breast has been removed. People with cancer are allowing pictures of themselves displaying the scars from their treatment to be used in the fundraising Defiance project.

Stand Up To Cancer campaign uses photos of real people to portray ‘raw reality’

Photographs of cancer patients showing their scars appear in project to raise funds

Picture shows an ambulance travelling at high speed in an urban scene. Ambulance crews are to be allowed to see patients’ mental health crisis plans to help cut emergency admissions

Ambulance crews allowed access to mental health crisis plans

A pilot project will allow crews to see records in a bid to cut emergency admissions

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Has intentional rounding turned ward nursing into a tick-box exercise?

Routine rounds are more to do with managing risk than patient-centred care, study suggests

Picture shows a teenager playing videogames in his bedroom. A new NHS clinic with specialist mental health nurses will help young people addicted to gaming.

New NHS clinic with mental health nurses will help young gaming addicts

An NHS clinic with specialist mental health nurses will help young people addicted to gaming

Picture shows a nurse doing a medicines review with an older man. A nurse-led monitoring tool that checks for adverse drug reactions could help curb overuse of mental health medicines in care homes, researchers say.

Nurse-led monitoring tool could curb overprescribing in care homes

Simple checklist could help avoid overuse of medicines for mental health issues in care homes

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For your patients’ sake, get the flu jab, senior official urges health workers

Professor says healthcare staff have a ‘very strong responsibility’ to accept vaccination

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Do nurses know how to use the Mental Health Act?

Care Quality Commission finds legislation is not used as intended due to lack of staff awareness

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In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

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NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

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Nurses are pivotal in closing the mental health mortality gap, says RCN

Collaborative efforts across organisations are vital, with nursing at the centre

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Congress Audience

RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

In the balance: austerity and its toll on mental health services

Loneliness highlighted at RCN congress 2019 as ‘a real problem for all NHS staff'

Clinical update

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Consider the risks associated with ADHD

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines suggest that early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder remain largely undetected, especially in women.

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help nurses recognise and respond to abuse and neglect of children.

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy.

Policy briefing

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Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the steps that victims and employers should take

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people are injured in an acid attack.

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Scotland's new mental health strategy

Read our policy briefing on the Scottish government's new ten-year mental health strategy.

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Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant impairment of their mental health, researchers say

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, study shows

Learning, memory problems seen in adolescents with OCD

Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder have learning and memory problems that could affect their self-esteem, researchers say

Women prone to mood swings prompted by season, daylight

Women experience seasonal changes in their mood across the year, including more depression in winter, regardless of social and lifestyle factors, a study shows

Singing in groups shown to promote recovery, improve mental health

Singing in groups could help improve patients’ mental health, promoting a feeling of belonging and improved social skills and confidence, researchers say

Young show perfectionism more than past generations

Young people display greater perfectionist tendencies today than 30 years ago due to the increasing demands of society and competitive individualism, a study shows

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From Jamaica to the UK: my experiences as a Windrush nurse

Series 3 Episode 8: Pearly Morgan talks about her arrival in the 1960s and career in the NHS

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide by exchanging invaluable advice, hints and tips

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Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary Watkins who hints at a Brexit opportunity and also features a discussion on the future of general practice nursing

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new routes into the profession should be welcomed, a Conservative MP and nurse has said

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells Nursing Standard podcast

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

Start a career with the Cambian Group today

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