An independent children’s mental health hospital that put patients at risk by leaving agency nurses “without relevant knowledge or experience” in charge of shifts has been shut down.
The government has been urged to carry out an urgent inquiry into “hugely alarming” nurse suicide figures, amid claims their cries for help were “repeatedly” ignored.
Targeted stop smoking support delivered by specially trained mental health nurses has helped more people with severe mental illness to quit, according to a major new study.
Opposition parties in Scotland have called for the full publication of a report into the “shocking” treatment of patients at a Dundee mental health unit, after BBC report leaked information on “risky” restraints.
An independent mental health hospital in Essex has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found “safety was not a priority” at the service.
Nursing and midwifery leaders in Northern Ireland have called for urgent investment in perinatal mental health services to address the “gross inequality” facing mothers in the region.
Union members have voted to campaign for better resources for mental health services including a guaranteed share of the NHS budget, in a bid to ensure sufficient staff numbers across the sector.
Digital and data experts are to join national cancer and mental health policy teams at NHS England to help them make the best use of technology.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed a new chief nurse.
A series of new learning disability nursing programmes are being launched across England in a bid to tackle the “crisis” state of nursing shortages in the sector, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.