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Picture shows a young man in a hospital room being reassured by a nurse, who has a hand on his shoulder. This article stresses the importance of investing in mental health nursing leadership on acute medical and surgical wards.

How good nursing leadership can champion holistic healthcare

Investment in mental health nursing leadership is vital on acute wards

Illustration of female mental health service user who has been sexually abused

Sexual safety in all mental health settings is a fundamental right for service users

Sexual Safety Collaborative to have new standards to improve sexual safety on wards

Community

Treatment pathways must take account of cultural beliefs

Clinical systems must reflect the diverse range of beliefs that people hold

Apps and smartphones can help nurses at work

How one care provider is embedding technology to make services more efficient

Rowan Procter on digital technology and launching her trust's new instant-communications app

All to play for: the need for resilience in nursing leaders

Senior nurses set to explore how to exert influence in health and social care

Three ways to support colleagues with cancer at diagnosis, during treatment and beyond

Breast surgeon Liz O’Riordan draws on her experience of breast cancer to advise on helping fellow staff

Staffing_

Safer staffing should always be on the nursing agenda

NHS Improvement has launched the Safer Staffing Faculty and Fellowship Programme

What the military could teach the NHS about retaining nurses

The NHS could learn from how the armed forces treats their healthcare personnel

Pressure to cope is damaging our mental health

Nursing needs to acknowledge it’s okay not to be okay

Maternity_services

Midwifery leaders must have more say over the services their teams provide

A Royal College of Midwives leadership manifesto sets out seven ways to improve care

Supervision

Nurse-led clinical supervision role should not be eroded

Involving other health professionals may undermine nurses’ professional development

Gratitude

A simple ‘thank you’ can have powerful results

Expressions of gratitude can help to build strong working relationships

Why it’s important to keep our links with European nurse networks strong

As UK nurses, we need to hold on to our international collaborations after Brexit

Mental healthcare: change is needed at the top to address care inequalities

More BME mental health nurses and leaders could improve patient outcomes

Why developing the capacity of nurse leaders is vital to high-quality healthcare

Elizabeth Rosser and Neslyn Watson-Druée on the benefits of joining nursing society Sigma
Free

Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Healthcare services should offer choice, control, personalised care and a patient voice

How are we going to be the change we want to see in a broken healthcare system?

Invest in school nurses to improve children's mental health...

Why create new roles in mental health when school nurses are already in place?

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