Daniel Allen

Dementia misdiagnosis: identifying people at risk of being missed

GP and memory assessment services curtailed by COVID-19, but staff training needs recognised

Moving on: how to give notice with grace and not burn your bridges

The pandemic prompted many staff to rethink their careers. Here’s how to plan and do it well

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Have you ever been ‘Datixed’? How to end weaponised incident reporting

Bullying and back-covering is leading to inappropriate ‘safety’ reports in the NHS

How to support and improve mouth care for people undergoing cancer treatment

Oral health may be overlooked by healthcare staff, but can lead to serious mouth problems

Talking about death: how to help people with learning disabilities make sense of loss

Nurses can offer valuable support through the grieving process

Confusion, fatigue and nausea: how to spot the signs of hyponatraemia in older people

Nurses should be alert to low sodium levels and dehydration in older people

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

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

Shame, stigma and not making a fuss – why nurses fear seeking help when at rock bottom

Nurse suicide attempts rose during the pandemic. Help for you or a colleague

When patients don’t take their medication: how to tackle non-adherence

What you can do to help reduce medicines wastage and improve patients’ health

Back pain: how to combat it if you have it, and prevent it if you don’t

The right equipment, exercise and work culture can help you avoid what might seem inevitable

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Fairness in FtP: how to deal with concerns and get referrals right

NMC guide sets out when to refer and when to address concerns in-house, and why it matters

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

Hair racism: the everyday prejudice black nursing staff face at work

Workplaces can marginalise staff of African-Caribbean heritage who chose afro styling

What is the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and why is it important?

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients

What to say to a bereaved colleague

How to offer support, bearing in mind the different ways faiths and cultures deal with loss

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