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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...

NHS staff turning to food banks and payday loans

Hard-pressed health service staff are struggling to make ends meet, according to Unison...

Experimental autism therapy ‘reduces core symptoms in children’

Autism therapy trial that helped parents communicate with their children reports ‘...

Four out five healthcare professionals subjected to bullying, new research reveals

Four out five healthcare professionals have been subjected to bullying, new research reveals.

Leading nurse collects OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Leading nurse Pauline Watts had a date with royalty today when she collected her OBE from...

Northern Irish nurses to receive 1% pay rise after seven-month wait

A pay rise of 1% promised to nurses in Northern Ireland seven months ago will finally appear...

Call to boost life expectancy of those with severe mental illness

Report says life expectancy for these patients is the same as that of the general population...

Nurses at heightened risk of domestic abuse

Nurses are three times more likely than the average person to have experienced domestic...

Exclusive: government must recognise ‘critical importance’ of CPD for nurses

The government must recognise the critical importance of continuing professional development...

Nurses can help fight modern slavery, say NHS leaders

Nurses are being urged to help join in the fight against so-called ‘modern slavery’, in an...

Mental health trusts missing out on crucial funding, King’s Fund warns

Vital funding to improve mental health care in England is not reaching front-line services,...

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