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Student’s treatment for eating disorder inspires her to become a mental health nurse

Rebecca Hackfath says personal experience of mental health issues could benefit the specialty

Nurse abuse claims: RCN ‘would support’ public inquiry as police probe continues

College points to lack of nurse staffing, supervision and support at Muckamore Abbey

Who’s standing in the RCN council elections in your region?

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

Cramped and crumbling hospital buildings pose risk to patient safety – NHS bosses

Trust chief executives call on ministers to find urgent injection of capital funding

Too stressed to work: the scale of mental ill health among NHS staff revealed

Nurses and other staff deserve rapid access to mental health support – Unison

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

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