Daniel Allen

Record-keeping and documentation: how to improve your practice and avoid mistakes

Advice on keeping accurate patient records, and fitting notes-writing into your shift

What is breakaway training and why do nursing students need it?

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Nurses’ freedom to speak: are things better for whistleblowers in the NHS?

Improvements have been made, but work culture still needs to change

Collective action: how nurse power can effect change in working conditions

Nurses acting together can achieve success that has significant implications

Retire or stay: why nurses are working into their 70s

How flexible retirement options are encouraging more nurses to stay

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

Tempers fray in the workplace, so what’s the point of apologising?

The touchy issue of conflicts with colleagues – and whether saying sorry is necessary

Sepsis: how to read the signs and avoid wrong assumptions

Detection of sepsis has improved but if missed it can be fatal

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Managers with anxiety or depression: when is it okay to say you’re not okay?

Openness about mental ill health can be risky for nurse leaders, but it has benefits too

Unexplained events: why do so many nurses have a spooky story to tell?

From spirits in the sluice to angels in the ED, do nurses’ ghost tales have a wider purpose?

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

How to manage conflict professionally: tips for placements and teamworking

Friction and disagreement are inevitable, but you can use them to reflect and develop skills

Chronic pain: supporting colleagues living and working with this invisible disability

Persistent pain can affect a nurse’s career options and quality of life

Acute kidney injury: how you can play a vital role in raising awareness of the risks

Nurses can help put across the message that follow-up and continued monitoring are crucial

Revalidation: what to do if you’re running out of time and work pressures aren’t helping

Your quick guide to stress-free revalidation, plus what to do if you need an extension

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

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