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Alcohol and substance misuse among nurses: overcoming fear and stigma to ask for help

Pandemic pressures have contributed to problems for many, but support is available

Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Illustration shows nurse walking towards an exit – as nurses respond to NMC report about increasing numbers leaving profession

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Number of nurses quitting NMC register at a four-yea high in 2021

Number of nurses and midwives leaving NMC register hits four-year high

Fair pay rise now an urgent priority, to stop flow of nurses out of profession, insists RCN

Sickle cell disease awareness and training must be improved, report urges

‘Serious care failings’ found by inquiry, which calls for better education

Evidence and Practice

Understanding loneliness and its relationship with mental health issues

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the causes and effects...

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the benefits of group reflection for...

Exploring quality of life in women with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa

Why you should read this article: • To refresh your knowledge of the characteristics of...

Promoting alternatives to PRN medicines in secure inpatient mental health services

Why you should read this article • To recognise the disadvantages of using ‘pro re nata’ (...

Improving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopause

Improving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopause

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your awareness of the effects the menopause...

Understanding digital self-harm and its implications for mental health practice

Understanding digital self-harm and its implications for mental health practice

Approaches mental health nurses can use to support people who engage in digital self-harm

Features

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Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

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Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with complex mental and physical needs

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Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

How one specialist personality disorder unit stopped using restraints and restrictions

Dialectical behavioural therapy has transformed nursing care in an inpatient recovery unit

‘I had to be sectioned’: the nurse who became the patient

Rachel Davis draws on personal experience of depression and psychosis to educate her peers

Opinion

Manchester Triage System: all you need to know about critical mental health updates

Clinical tool ensures parity of care for people in mental health crises presenting to the ED

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Students

How students learn about leadership and communication while running a well-being service

Innovative scheme offers mental health nursing students a clinical placement opportunity

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The mental health campaign empowering young people to tell their stories

RCN Nursing Student Award winner’s campaign combines outreach and political action

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Careers

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

How new challenges re-energised our nursing careers

Two nurses prompted by the pandemic to move jobs talk about their new career paths

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

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