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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...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

End of Life

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

Shake-up of flawed pay bands system could make it quicker to get to the top

The third of our series of articles setting the scene for the 2018 negotiations on nurses’...

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RCN consults on how to achieve parity of esteem for mental healthcare

College members working in mental health asked to complete a survey to shape RCN’s campaign

Hospital at risk as staff struggle to cover mental health shortages

A mental health hospital has been forced to reduce its number of beds because of ongoing...

Mental health tool for older people launched

An online tool has been launched to help older people worried about their mental health

Ombudsman: workforce shortages jeopardise patient safety

A report, published by The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman highlights the affects...

Two years into the Five Year Forward View has progress been made?

Two years into the Five Year Forward View, one of England's most senior mental health nurses...

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MPs urge health service ombudsman to speed up investigations

Long-drawn-out ombudsman inquiries add to families’ trauma, MPs say

Clinical update

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...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

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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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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

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

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

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

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Responding to a request to hasten death

The RCN has published updated guidance on assisted suicide.

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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...

'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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