Nurses will have access to training on helping patients quit smoking as part of a new national anti-tobacco drive, which also calls on health professionals to promote cessation at every opportunity.
Mental health nurses are calling on the prime minister to acknowledge the “drastic decline” in their numbers in recent years and to “urgently” reverse cuts to the profession.
More than 40% of new mothers’ mental health problems are not being picked up by healthcare professionals, a report by a parenting charity has revealed.
Mental health nurse-led liaison services in primary care are “highly valued” by GPs and can improve the quality of care for patients, a study in London has found.
A group of MPs and peers with an interest in Parkinson’s disease are calling on nurses to help inform an investigation into mental health issues linked to the long-term condition.
The regulator NHS Improvement has appointed four experts to help it with its work to improve nursing in the mental health sector.
A former mental health nurse is celebrating after being recognised for improving the lives of others.
New pre-registration training standards will not provide nurses with the equal grounding in physical and mental healthcare skills they require, academics have said amid claims by the regulator that its plans have “cracked” the challenge.
New education standards drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have “cracked” the challenge of incorporating mental and physical healthcare training, according to the head of the regulator.
A mental health trust in Lincolnshire has made enough improvements to have its rating raised to “good”, according to the Care Quality Commission.