A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession’s regulator.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
A dedicated nurse has been brought in to support people on the Isles of Scilly with their mental health concerns in a first-of-its-kind appointment to improve access to care.
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support.
A book written by a school nurse and Nursing Times Award winner is set to help primary school children across Surrey to develop positive mental health, following the success of a pilot scheme.
Patients at a men’s mental health unit in London have been working with world class artists to help transform its communal areas, according to a charity that commissions quality artwork for NHS hospitals.
Nurses will be asked to prescribe online therapy sessions as a first port of call for children with mild depression, if new guidance is approved.
A senior nurse has spoken of her excitement about returning to her roots to help launch a new mother and baby unit (MBU) in East Anglia.
The Welsh government have announced an additional £7.1m investment to help protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales.
Getting the right workforce in place is the “biggest barrier” to the government’s ambitions for children and young people’s mental health services, warns a committee of MPs.
A struggling NHS trust that has been rated ‘inadequate’ for more than two years has appointed a new nursing chief to help turn around its fortunes.
The new long-term plan for the NHS in England has promised to help an additional 24,000 women with perinatal mental health difficulties by 2023-24.
The risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, warn researchers, who also highlight that the rise varies by the type of cancer diagnosed.
The much-anticipated plan for the long-term future of the NHS will be published tomorrow, the government has confirmed, but commentators have already criticised an expected delay to the part relating to workforce issues.
Heart patients need “kindness” from nurses and other healthcare professionals, as much as they need medical intervention, a study has found.
A registered mental health nurse has been appointed as the next chief executive of Dorset HealthCare University Foundation NHS Trust.
Mature students in England will in future be offered £5,000 to embark on a career in mental health or learning disability nursing in a new bid to tackle shortages, under plans expected to be revealed early next year.
Inequalities in access to services for severe mental illness persist in England despite efforts to improve policy and practice, according to new research which found people from ethnic minority backgrounds continue to be worst affected.
Emergency mental health hospital admissions in London are expected to be cut in half thanks to a new “pioneering” ambulance scheme involving nurses and paramedics working side-by-side.
A major review commissioned by the government into mental health legislation has failed to recognise the important role played by nurses, a nursing chief has warned.
A mental health nurse who overcame alcoholism and successfully regained his registration has called for more support for other nurses battling addiction.
Targeted mental health support will be made available on the NHS to the partners of new and expectant mothers, it has been announced.
Cognitive behavioural therapy intervention delivered by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UK researchers.
The number of NHS nurses and health visitors in England dropped by 872 in August compared to the previous month, latest data reveals.
Children’s wellbeing is being put at risk by national nurse shortages, leaders have warned.
Tackling nurse vacancies will one of the key priorities of the new chief nurse at a struggling mental health trust.
Nursing support staff at a mental health trust have come up with a new initiative to help their patients with dementia to connect with their past.
Nurses are in a prime position to research gun violence and look at ways to prevent it, according to a new paper from the US.
The odds of a woman developing postnatal depression increased by 79% when they had baby boys compared to baby girls, a UK study has found.
Philip Hammond announced plans to create a new mental health crisis service and also pledged a funding boost for social care services in his autumn budget speech this afternoon.
Trusts providing mental health services should be set new targets to improve staff retention rates, according to a group of MPs who called for urgent action to boost the mental health workforce.
Diabetes nurses are going above and beyond their call of duty to provide psychological support to struggling patients who are unable to access timely treatment elsewhere, according to a leading nurse in the field.
Use of social media can reduce depression and other negative mental side effects that result from long-term pain in older adults, researchers in the US have suggested.
A passionate nurse is celebrating after becoming what is believed to be the youngest lecturer in the country – just 15 months after graduating from the university herself.
Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.
“If we make a mistake people die, and that was what drove me to get help,” says critical care nurse Ged Swinton.
Calls have been made for a new mental health support scheme announced for NHS doctors to be extended to nurses and midwives.
Exercise relieves symptoms of major mental health conditions, and subsequently should be used as a pillar of treatment, according to the European Psychiatric Association.
NHS England has today launched the next phase of its nurse recruitment campaign, with a fresh focus on mental health, learning disability and community nursing.
The number of learning disability nurses in the NHS has hit a record low, plummeting by more than 40% in less than a decade, new figures reveal.
Over eight in 10 women with breast cancer in England are not told about the possibility of developing long-term anxiety and depression by healthcare professionals, charities have warned.
A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
Nurses and other healthcare staff may be under-reporting sexual incidents on mental health wards, the healthcare watchdog for England has warned.
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Nursing students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton have presented a pioneering suicide prevention project to a panel of experts who are reviewing the mental health of the NHS workforce.
Tackling “stigma and prejudice” around mental health is key to addressing nurse recruitment challenges in this field, a leader at a top NHS trust has said.
Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study.
Nominations are now open for the inaugural round of a new award launched in tribute to a London nurse who took his own life after being unfairly sacked.