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.
A charity that provides a helpline and friendship services to combat loneliness has received its highest volume of calls in one month since launching, warning that the summer can be as “equally challenging” as the winter for older people.
A director of nursing has said she is positive about how the merger of her community trust with a nearby mental health provider will create “opportunities” to improve patient care.
Newly-qualified mental health nurses are not being adequately trained for the role, while mentoring and supervision of students and staff are being undervalued and given too little funding, a new workforce report has found.
One of the country’s largest mental health and community trusts has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law over the death of a teenage patient.
Nurses have a pivotal role in transforming services for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, according to England’s chief nursing officer.
A pair of student nurses have teamed up with a homeless and refugee charity to deliver “little bags of kindness” donations to the local community in Chester.
A form of psychotherapy that can be delivered by nurses helps patients overcome health anxiety and could prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to GP surgeries and hospitals, a trial has indicated.