On the pulse
For the sake of nurses, patients and the NHS, the workforce plan must support nurses’ mental wellbeing Subscription
“The cost of poor mental health in the NHS equates to £1,794–£2,174 per employee per year.”
Trying to celebrate the diversity of staff in the NHS and improve their representation at senior levels is an ongoing struggle, but one that has at least been gaining more attention in recent years.
Tackling knife crime is a government responsibility – leave nurses to deal with its aftermathSubscription
The home secretary’s plan to make hospital staff legally accountable for “preventing and tackling” youth violence has sparked much discussion within the nursing profession this week.
One chance to get it right: with specialist support general nurses can provide excellent palliative careSubscription
One news story in Nursing Times particularly attracted my attention this month.
On Thursday, three respected independent think tanks – the Health Foundation, the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust – released their report, Closing the Gap, which calls for an expansion of nurse training, with the scrapping of tuition fees for postgraduate ...
The new CNO has set out her stall with her key priorities for representing the professionSubscription
Somewhat to my surprise, I discovered a new board game this week while attending the chief nursing officer for England’s summit in Birmingham.
The government’s tin ear on nurse apprenticeship funding puts a golden recruitment opportunity at risk Subscription
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a registered nurse while earning a salary and getting practical experience at the same time – what more could you ask for?
School nurses can support mental health and wellbeing – but only if we have enough of themSubscription
An article published online this week by Nursing Times reports on an initiative in East London to help school nurses and nursery nurses to detect and address mental health problems in children at an early stage, and to promote pupils’ emotional wellbeing and good mental health.
We need a credible workforce plan to ensure commitments to mental health care don’t become another set of broken promisesSubscription
The NHS Long Term Plan, published last month, reasserted the government’s commitment to improving mental health services both for adults and for children and young people.
The sunshine we’ve enjoyed over the last few days suggests spring is on the way at last, but winter seems reluctant to loosen its icy grip on the health service.