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Matt Hancock vows to improve treatment of vulnerable people in patient-segregated wards

Current system ‘not fit for purpose’, says Care Quality Commission

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Many vulnerable children 'stuck' in mental health hospitals, report reveals

Children's commissioner says recruiting high-quality nurses is vital to improve care...

Mike Travis

RCN congress rejects call to create elected general secretary

Some members believe high-profile role should be split from that of college chief executive

Aimie Morgan

Appeal to nurses: ‘stick by colleagues if they’re caught up in a social media storm’

Staff in controversial care cases face abuse online – with even nurses joining in

Philip Cole

RCN congress rejects call to oppose clinical supervision by non-nurses

‘Siloed thinking would mean nurses miss out on valuable expertise’

Kath McCourt

Congress fringe: ‘RCN’s dual role of professional body and union only makes it stronger’

But college is failing to be a trade union for nurse academics, meeting told

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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'...

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

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Mental health support framework: developing a collective voice for nursing in Wales

Nurses in Wales have produced a set of ambitions as a basis for a future action plan

Community mental health nurses should also work in general practices to ease care burden

GP Partnership Review examines the difficult challenges general practices face

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NHS Long Term Plan is big on ambition, so why is it short of nurses’ support?

Critics say the 10-year strategy cannot succeed until the NHS staffing crisis is resolved

Clinical update

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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...

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...

Policy briefing

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...

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...

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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...

Podcast

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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...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sian Thomas

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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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...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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The largest nursing recruitment and career advice events in the UK

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