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Police cells should not be used for people in mental health crisis, charity urges

Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said the government and the Welsh Assembly should ban the...

Charity calls for domestic abuse support in every hospital in England and Wales

Over half of domestic abuse victims visiting hospital had accessed emergency departments a...

Substituting nurses with nursing assistants linked to higher patient death risk, study...

Reasearch shows one professional nurse substitution associated with a 21% rise in patient...

Website helps mental health nurses support people with learning disabilities on acute...

Charity encourages mental health nurses working on acute wards to organise themselves using...

Children with mental health problems ‘still being treated on adult wards’

Dozens of children with mental health problems are being treated on adult psychiatric wards...

Plagiarism and exam cheating among thousands of academic misconduct cases on UK nursing...

A Nursing Standard investigation reveals thousands of UK nursing students have been involved...

Drive to curb attrition on nursing and other healthcare courses by 50%

The government wants drop-out rates halved by next year.

RCN honours nurses who served during conflicts

RCN lays crosses at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Clinicians need improved awareness of the internet to help suicidal patients, report...

Researchers have found a high proportion of people with suicidal thoughts search for...

‘Utter shambles’ for NHS workers who overpaid tax while undergoing training

Nurses who took part in the Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme could be eligible for a...

Numbers of mental health nurses fall by 15%

The RCN has criticised figures which reveal a 15% drop in the number of mental health nurses...

Practice nurses ‘need better mental health training’

Practice nurses need better training in mental health, says mental health charity Mind.

Rise in number of nurses referred to the NMC

The number of nurses and midwives being referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council has...

Charity single raises awareness of mental health issues

Singer/songwriter releases single for mental health charity SANE.

Nursing associates will administer controlled medicines

Staff in new role will also carry out invasive procedures, government documents suggest.

Sharp rise in number of children seeking help for anxiety

NSPCC says number of children and young people seeking help for anxiety is rising sharply.

Family claim death of retired nurse could have been prevented

The family of a retired nurse who died in a fall from a motorway bridge say her death could...

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