Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
The Royal College of Nursing’s governing body has confirmed it will consider re-joining an international nursing federation amid concerns the UK is being left out of global debate on the future of the profession.
Men in Norfolk who feel suicidal are to benefit from a new role designed to ensure they get early support before being seen by mental health specialists.
Around one in 20 patients are affected by avoidable harm, according to a UK study that estimates the cost to hospitals in England each year would pay for more than 3,500 nurses.
A mental health trust has introduced a digital patient monitoring system after an evaluation found it enabled nurses to carry out vital checks on patients without disturbing their sleep.
Every major A&E department in England now has a specialist crisis team in place to treat people with mental health needs but more nurses are needed to provide top-level care, new research shows.
Shortages in nursing are “the single biggest challenge” faced by England’s national health education and training body, which has set out how it plans to boost the nursing workforce in the coming year.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is exploring the introduction of “personal experience statements” to enable people to communicate the impact of substandard care on their life and wellbeing in a radical move that could see the body “treading new ground for a regulator”.
A mother whose son suffered “hideous” abuse at the hands of nursing staff is working with the professional regulator to help it improve the way it handles cases involving people with learning disabilities.
Getting the flu jab while pregnant is safe for both mothers and babies and saves lives, according to experts in the light of new research which they hope will help tackle vaccination concerns.
Young people have been placed on adult mental wards because of a shortage of nursing staff at Northern Ireland’s only inpatient unit for children with mental health problems, it has emerged.