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Picture shows a teenage girl sitting across a table across from a physician. The NHS rejects a think tank’s claim that more than one in four children and young people referred to specialist mental health services are rejected for treatment.

NHS England dismisses study claiming 26% of referrals to CAMHS are rejected

The NHS says think tank’s claims are flawed and based on wrong assumptions

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Two thirds of mental health nurses report staff shortages – survey

RCN calls for urgent investment to grow the workforce in the specialism

Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks from podium

Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

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Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

RCN Northern Ireland director, Pat Cullen, with striking members on a picket line in Belfast

Nurses’ strikes suspended: RCN and Unison to consult members on pay and staffing deal

Unions suspend industrial action after securing offer in crunch talks with health minister

Picture shows a young woman looking at a screen. Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey.

Share your stories of working on nursing’s front line

Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey

Analysis

Illustration depicts a group of people talking about their experiences.  A programme to improve sexual safety on mental health wards is developing standards on staff training and support.

Collaborative aims to improve sexual safety on mental health wards

Sexual Safety Collaborative is drawing up new standards

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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

Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

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

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

Clinical update

Picture shows a boy, seated, looking intently at a mobile phone. New guidance aims to improve recognition and management of depression in children aged five to 18 and promote effective treatments.

Depression in children and young people: recognition and management

New guidance aims to improve how depression in children and young people is assessed and which treatments are effective

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Mental health and menopause: how to identify symptoms and offer support

RCN guidance on the psychological symptoms of the menopause

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.

Policy briefing

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Interventions to improve the mental health and well-being of children and young people

Public Health England focuses on promoting critical importance of mental health

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

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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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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