Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the autumn or summer to suffer from postnatal depression, suggests a US study being presented at a conference.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed Dawn Collins as its interim director of nursing, quality and patient safety.
The most senior nurse at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and another board member have resigned, following a highly critical inspection report from the Care Quality Commission.
Insufficient staff numbers and a lack of training are among the reasons why a mental health trust has been returned to “special measures”, according to regulators.
A “renewed emphasis” on preventing people from killing themselves on in-patient wards is needed in order to return to previous reductions in suicide rates, experts from a national inquiry have said.
More than two thirds of mental health workers have “often” or “sometimes” experienced an unsafe ratio of patients to staff in the past year, according to a new survey that has also revealed an increase in violent attacks.
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Young people with mental health conditions in London are helping to train hospital nursing staff to better support others in crisis when they are receiving urgent medical treatment.
Mental health nursing professors have raised concerns about plans by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to no longer require mentors to train on an approved course, claiming student learning could be negatively affected.
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.
Efforts to recruit and retain more nursing staff have seen improvements to care provided to patients at Broadmoor Hospital, according to regulators, prompting the removal of a warning notice.