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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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Older Nurse

COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Picture is vector image of emoji icons representing moods ranging from sad to happy. A review finds few NHS mental healthcare providers use inpatient feedback to improve services.

Care providers urged to make better use of patient feedback to improve services

Major review says patient experience could be used to create meaningful change

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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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'

nurse looks stressed and tired

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

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

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

NHS Long Term Plan: what it means for mental healthcare

Leading nurse figures share their thoughts on the ambitious plans for mental health services

Nurse suicide: why NHS employers need to learn from past tragedies

Employers could be missing opportunities to improve psychological support for staff

Weapons, toasters or fish: what gift will a patient give you today?

A token of gratitude is always welcome – but check whether it may compromise your role

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