Daniel Allen

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

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

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