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Number of mental health and learning disability nurses falls ‘significantly’ in a decade

NHS Employers says figures show growing gap between workforce and demand for services

Awards to showcase best practice in continence care for young people to adult services

Paediatric Continence Forum Awards seek to promote excellence in bladder and bowel services

Nutritional support nurses will address ‘a basic need’ in North Lincolnshire and Goole

Charlie Ellis and Hannah Crichton say good nutrition helps patients to recover faster

‘We don’t need Prue Leith to tell us hospital food should get an overhaul’

RCN unimpressed by call for food campaigner and Bake Off judge to review NHS catering

Nurses from outside UK tell of negative workplace experiences since Brexit referendum

Foreign staff say prejudice and barriers to career progression might force them out of NHS

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

PHE reveals latest figures for hospital admissions of young people for self-poisoning

In 2017-18 there were 26,293 admissions, with young women most likely to be admitted

WHO’s diagnostic descriptions can alienate mental health service users

Descriptions do not always reflect people’s mental health experiences

Mental health nursing under significant threat despite latest enrolments, RCN says 

Influx of students after A-level results is welcomed, but more must be done to protect posts

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

Surviving night shifts: eating a snack rather than a meal may help you stay alert

Nurses who choose a fuller meal may be more likely to get headaches and dizziness too

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Rise in number of new nursing students in Scotland coincides with increase in bursary

RCN welcomes hike but says this must be backed up by increased mentoring

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