Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nursing stress (2)

Further to my last post on nurses and stress: an email to the RCN has produced this link to the full Beyond breaking point report. For those interested, here’s what the conclusion from the Executive Summary says: The 2012 survey findings highlight … Continue reading

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Nursing stress

Today The Guardian reports on a Royal College of Nursing survey into levels of stress amongst 2,000 NHS and private sector nurses. Some of the nurses participating give dire accounts of their working lives when it comes to sickness and … Continue reading

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A day at an exhibition

As an aside, this week I had the chance to visit the British Museum’s Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. A there-and-back trip from South Wales to London in one day is never to be taken lightly, but on … Continue reading

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Divergence and difference in mental health policy

Yesterday’s main business was a there-and-back trip to the University of Nottingham to act as a PhD external examiner. Reading this (very interesting) thesis in advance, discussing with the candidate at viva and talking with supervisory and examiner colleagues over … Continue reading

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Evidence syntheses and the RiSC study

I’ve been working on a document associated with the RiSC study today. RiSC is an evidence synthesis of ‘risk’ for young people moving into, through and out of inpatient mental health services. To guide our review we’re using a framework … Continue reading

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NPNR 2013 conference review

Health and health services are political. I therefore applaud those who selected the ‘personal and the political’ as the theme for this year’s Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference. A word on the keynotes: Kate Pickett‘s Thursday morning opener pressed … Continue reading

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Reflections on a pre-conference week

Funding for Welsh students and Welsh universities is in tonight’s news, I see, and I’m beginning to wonder how long the Welsh Government’s current policy in this area will survive. More immediately, it’s been a varied enough week for me … Continue reading

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