A mental health hospital run by the same company that owns Whorlton Hall has been placed in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns about safety and “inappropriate” behaviour by staff.
Hundreds of NHS mental health patients are being sent to private hospital wards, often hundreds of miles from home, new research from the British Medical Association (BMA) has revealed.
The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year, as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
A mental health trust in Sussex has been fined £200,000 for failing to keep a teenager who was known to be suicidal safe while he was in prison.
A former mental health trust in Essex is set to come under national review after an investigation found “significant failings” in the care of two young men.
Staff at an independent adolescent mental health service in Northamptonshire have failed to follow best practice when using seclusion, leaving patients for “longer than necessary” and in unsafe environments, health inspectors found in new damning report.
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers.
Plans are underway to set up a new nursing network to support healthcare staff with substance misuse problems.
Nursing staff and leaders at Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust have been praised for their care and dedication after the trust became one of only a handful of mental health providers to achieve the top inspection rating.
An MP has praised mental health nurses for their “dedication and hard work” after visiting a trust helpline, which receives more than 60,000 calls per year.
A new beareavement care pathway for pregnacy and baby loss “must” be rolled out nationally, according to a report, but midwives have warned that funding should be invested into their training to support the move.
Student nurses should be equipped with tools to deal with stress as a routine part of their training, researchers have urged.
Academics have called for a “new phase of mental health nursing research” that is focused on the training needed for these nurses to deliver physical health care.
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.