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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

Matt Hancock: 'determined to return commitment put in by staff'...

New health and social care secretary commits to championing undervalued staff

US legal case

New York nurses receive $20.8 million settlement for gender discrimination

City of New York concedes that nurses can retire early due to ‘physically demanding’ role

Simon Stevens

Investment vital to ensure NHS plans a reality for mental health workforce

Targeted recruitment drive needed to fill 7,600 mental health nursing vacancies, says RCN’s...

MP voices concern for CPD cuts in bid to improve staff retention

Department of health and social care to look at recommendations addressing CPD cuts

10kForNurses campaign

Call for nurses to ‘do 10,000 of anything’ to help colleagues in need

#10kForNurses campaign supports staff experiencing hardship

Analysis

What’s happened to the mental health nursing workforce?

RCN warning for one year old mental health workforce plan, suggesting initial targets will...

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

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

Initiative aims to cut suicides by 10%; funding focused on eight hotspots

Child support services often miss clues from past trauma, say mental health experts

Many mental health problems are linked to adverse childhood experiences, but young people...

Mother and baby units in perinatal mental health

In February, NHS England announced a £23 million additional investment in perinatal mental...

Clinical update

Consider the risks associated with ADHD

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines suggest that early signs of...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes...

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines...

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Learning disability and mental health

Read our guide to a new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality...

Mental well-being and independence for older people

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a quality standard...

Policy briefing

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the...

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people...

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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.

Restraint

Policy update: physical restraint in healthcare settings in England and Wales

Memorandam of Understanding clarifies when police and nursing staff should respond to...

End of life

Responding to a request to hasten death

The RCN has published updated guidance on assisted suicide.

Journal scan

Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant...

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-...

Learning, memory problems seen in adolescents with OCD

Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder have learning and memory problems that could...

Women prone to mood swings prompted by season, daylight

Women experience seasonal changes in their mood across the year, including more depression...

Singing in groups shown to promote recovery, improve mental health

Singing in groups could help improve patients’ mental health, promoting a feeling of...

Young show perfectionism more than past generations

Young people display greater perfectionist tendencies today than 30 years ago due to the...

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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...

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...

'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...

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Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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Nursing Standard podcast: RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

RCNi nurse of the year 2017 Melanie Davies talks about her achievements

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Nursing Standard podcast: End of year Christmas quiz

Get 2018 off to a winning start with this week’s Nursing Standard podcast Christmas quiz and...

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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...

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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...

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