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All hospitals need specialists to identify victims of abuse

07 December 2016

Emergency Nurse

News

Introducing specialist domestic abuse advisers in hospitals would help nurses support victims, a charity says. It could also help healthcare staff affected by...

Workplace pressures are driving nurses out of emergency care

07 December 2016

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

Nurses are being deterred from working in pressured emergency departments (EDs) because of the associated stress, MPs have warned. A Commons health committee report...

Longer GP hours ‘unlikely’ to ease pressures on A&E

09 February 2018

Emergency Nurse

News

The number of visits to emergency departments (EDs) is unlikely to be reduced by longer GP surgery opening study has suggested.

Carers of patients with cancer highly rate nursing support

10 October 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

The Macmillan Cancer Support survey, published last month, found that 43% of carers say the help they get from clinical nurse specialists or hospital doctors is...

Mindfulness – with the help of chocolate buttons

14 June 2017

Mental Health Practice

News

Chopping wood, riding motorbikes and melting chocolate buttons are among the activities mental health nurses use to manage stress.

We need more mental health services

13 September 2017

Mental Health Practice

Feature

‘Mental health candour has never been greater, with this year alone seeing Prince Harry and footballer Rio Ferdinand speaking of their struggles following the loss...

Dementia strategy focuses on ‘compassionate care’

05 October 2016

Mental Health Practice

News

Nurses caring for those with dementia are urged to fit the care they provide to the individual not just the condition, according to updated guidance from the...

Bed shortage hurdle for new mental health laws

14 June 2017

Mental Health Practice

News

A shortage of beds could make it hard to meet new time limits for assessing patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Health Practice conference...

Concerns that mental health care was ignored in budget

07 December 2017

Mental Health Practice

News

NHS leaders and charities have expressed concerns about the lack of attention given to mental health services in last month’s budget.

‘We are here to look after their emotional well-being’

07 December 2017

Mental Health Practice

Analysis

Joining families’ trick or treating, sitting in the mosque at 3am or standing shoulder-to-shoulder in silence at Notting Hill Carnival – the Grenfell outreach team...