NHS mental healthcare staff can “lack the capacity, skills and training” they need to do their job effectively, according to a report drawing together learning from complaints.
The wearing of cameras by mental health nurses is acceptable to both patients and staff, according to researchers who found it also coincided with a fall in complaints, incidents and restraints.
An annual survey of people’s experiences of using community mental healthcare shows “limited progress” overall, with a decline in performance in some service areas, according to regulators.
A mental health trust in East Anglia has become the first NHS provider in the UK to introduce a “blended” service that brings together low and medium secure beds for its female patients.
A total of 14 newly-qualified mental health nurses have started work at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, helping it reduce reliance on agency staff.
Accident and emergency departments must no longer be used as a “designated place of safety” for people experiencing a mental health crisis, because such environments cause distress and their staff do not have the specialist skills required, nurses have warned.
Advanced nursing roles in mental health are taking longer to catch on than in other specialisms, despite being beneficial to patients and helping practitioners to develop their careers, it has been claimed.
E-cigarettes, estimated as 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes, are too often being overlooked as a stop smoking tool by the NHS, especially in mental health settings, according to MPs.
Mental health nurses at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have helped design a new app to record clinical data, which means they can spend more time caring for patients.
A major dip in the recruitment of nurses from other European Union countries “was to be expected” in light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.