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Nurses in Scotland to receive mandatory mental health and suicide prevention training

The Scottish government’s suicide prevention action plan aims to reduce deaths by 20%

New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

Analysis

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

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Suicide

Boosting support for people with cancer who are at high risk of suicide

Public Health England's examination of patients’ cause of death highlights the need for...

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

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

What’s happened to the mental health nursing workforce?

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

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.

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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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