A 17-year-old at risk of suicide needs more than a strategy – she needs a place of safetySubscription
In the week the government announced a major mental health workforce plan, a distressing case brought into focus just how urgently action is needed.
Advanced nurse practitioners are having a moment. This week a milestone was reached: the first national training framework for all health and care professionals working at an advanced level was published.
A new study warns a rose-tinted view of a “golden era” of nurse training, which is often depicted by the press, is damaging efforts to tackle problems facing the profession today. Jo Stephenson looks at the evidence.
Who is promising what on health ahead of the general election and who should nurses vote for? Difficult questions to answer, but here Nursing Times sets out some of what we know so far.
Mental health is on the agenda right now. In recent months there have been a series of reports and announcements revealing both the current state of services in the NHS and plans to try and tackle the challenges.
I’m not normally one for the cavalcade of calendar awareness events that have become a bit of a public relations fad over the last decade, but last week was different – it was Health Visitor Week.
Sensors in soap dispensers could soon be used to check whether nurses have washed their hands, according to the first trust to trial “TeleTracking” technology in the NHS.
Analysis: How the EU referendum affects nursingSubscription
With the European Union referendum only days away, Nicola Merrifield weighs up some of the possible pros and cons for nursing of a vote to stay or leave.
School nursing is becoming “really difficult” and “very pressurised”, so stated a community nurse specialist during a session at a conference last month.
A further fall in the number of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK was revealed this month, setting alarm bells ringing among employers, nursing leaders and unions.