Nurses and other professionals from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be sleeping rough for the night to highlight the links between homeless and poor mental health and raise money for those in need.
The skills and ongoing development of the mental health nursing workforce must be recognised, including by nurses themselves, if a new drive to improve services is to be a success, according to a senior NHS leader and nurse.
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.
Efforts to attract 19,000 extra people into the mental health workforce by 2021 must involve promoting the personal difference staff can make to service users while ensuring the reality of the job is not “disappointing”, a leader of a mental health NHS trust has urged healthcare bosses.
Patients with both depression and pre-diabetes are at higher risk of developing dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition, according to UK researchers.
Too many children and young people reach “crisis point” because services are not working effectively together so that they receive timely mental health support, according to regulators.
Being positive about the future in consultations with chronic angina patients may help them avoid future hospital admissions and heart procedures, suggest US researchers.
Patients with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of re-admission to hospital if treated with lithium, according to Swedish researchers, who said it should remain the “first line treatment”.
People in rehabilitation for mental health problems often face lengthy stays far from home and local support, with those in private providers most affected, the Care Quality Commission has found.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues.