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Maintaining standards in mental health nursing

01 May 2013

Mental Health Practice


This article explains the impact that professional regulation has on mental health nursing and the remit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in providing...

What keeps nurses happy? Implications for workforce well-being strategies

22 March 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Aim The aim of this article is to present selected findings from a doctoral study on the subjective well-being and subjective experience of mental health problems in...

Use of Skype in interviews: the impact of the medium in a study of mental health nurses

18 March 2015

Nurse Researcher

Interviewing in qualitative research

Aim To discuss the use of Skype as a medium for undertaking semi-structured interviews. Background Internet-based research is becoming increasingly popular, as...

Participant experience of a Care Quality Commission inspection

29 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator for health and social care in England. It sets and monitors standards of care and has legal powers to take action...

Maintaining best practice in record-keeping and documentation

07 May 2014

Nursing Standard


This article considers best practice in record-keeping and documentation in the light of recent public inquiries and reports, renewed national interest in...

Do educational interventions improve the attitudes of emergency nurses towards patients who self-harm? A systematic review

17 May 2022

Emergency Nurse

Professional issues

Negative nurse attitudes towards emergency department patients who self-harm may increase the risk of repeated self-harm and suicide. This article details a...

The mental health service needs and experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the UK: a literature review

24 September 2019

Mental Health Practice

Service users

In 2017 more than 2,000 unaccompanied children sought asylum in the UK. This article summarises the policy and research literature on the mental health needs and...

Implementing positive and proactive care

10 December 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

In this article we discuss the Department of Health’s Positive and Safe initiative in the context of one Inner London mental health trust. The goal of the initiative...

Clinical commissioning: the nurse’s role

08 October 2014

Nursing Standard


The move to place clinicians at the centre of healthcare commissioning has been an integral aspect of reforms to health and social care in England. This article...