Marc Cornock

Protected titles: what are the legal implications of calling yourself a nurse?

Where attempts to protect the title ‘nurse’ in law stand and why it matters

Can my manager ban us from wearing festive clothes and jewellery at work?

Christmas outfits may spread a little cheer, but staff must remain professional

Patient consent

Patient consent or assent – what’s the difference?

Advice on gaining consent, and what to do if a patient lacks capacity

Treatment options: can a patient demand one over another?

Patient choice is important in clinical decision-making, but not the only consideration

I’m sweltering: does my employer have to maintain a set workplace temperature?

What nurses need to know if they are too hot for comfort at work

My employer won’t allow me a comfort break during a shift: what are my legal rights?

Marc Cornock explains the law covering breaks

Does my employer have the right to cancel annual leave I have already booked?

Lawyer explains how your rights to time off are affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Delegation and referral in nursing – how to tell the difference

Find out what distinguishes a referred task from a delegated one, and why it matters

A nurse on a ward receiving a patient's gift of flowers

Legal advice: Can I accept gifts from patients?

What the NMC code says about nurses accepting gifts, plus how it might be interpreted

I need a doctor’s appointment: does my employer have to give me time off?

Find out when you have the right to time off during working hours – and when you don’t

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Does my employer have to give me time off for a job interview?

Your nursing contract may not cover this step in your job search, so be prepared to negotiate

Can I leave a nursing job without working the full notice period?

Be aware of the consequences if leaving will put you in breach of contract

What you need to know about the opt-out organ donation system

The implications as England joins Wales in adopting presumed consent for organ transplant
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COVID-19: why nurses should only work within the limits of their competence

Use your judgement when working in challenging, unfamiliar environments during the pandemic
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COVID-19: the importance of professional indemnity

What the Coronavirus Act 2020 means for those joining the NHS on the temporary register

Can I lend my nursing uniform to a friend to wear at a fancy dress party?

It may seem harmless, but you need to consider the image of the profession and your employer

When does feeling unwell tip over into being too sick to work?

There are degrees of sickness and not all of them mean nurses are unfit for any work at all

Why the current rules mean only a DNAR can offer certainty on resuscitation

Until the NMC clarifies its position on CPR, nurses and employers may face a practice...

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