Marc Cornock

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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

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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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Competence in a new environment

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

Vector image of figures in fancy dress. Even if you own your uniform, before lending it out remember you need to uphold the image of the profession and respect your employer.

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

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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

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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 dilemma, says Marc Cornock

Exploring the public perspectives of e-professionalism in nursing

Exploring public perspectives of e-professionalism in nursing

Public perceptions of the acceptability of nurses’ online behaviours and e-professionalism

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Legal advice: What can I do if a patient with fluctuating mental capacity refuses care?

Issues to consider when a patient’s capacity to give consent is intermittent

Staff rota

Can I swap shifts with another nurse if they haven’t seen the rota yet?

It may seem like a simple switch, but there’s usually more to it, advises Marc Cornock

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Legal advice: Can I wear my nursing uniform to the pub after a shift?

Here's why off-duty and uniform might not be a great look

Legal advice: Can friends visit me at work while I am on duty?

It’s best to meet your friends when you’re on your break – or wait until you’ve finished work

Legal advice: Can I eat leftover meals intended for patients?

Nurses who eat spare meals allocated to patients could be in breach of the Code

Legal advice: Can I accept a fee for giving a presentation at a conference?

As a nurse, it's important to avoid being seen to endorse a product or service

Legal advice: Are patients allowed to read their bedside notes?

Patients are sometimes allowed to see bedside notes but have no automatic right to do so

Legal advice: Can I take my annual leave when I want?

Holiday allowance is a legal right but when you take it must be arranged with your employer

Gosport scandal: nurses need to be aware of the liabilities of making medication errors

Nurses could be struck off or even face criminal charges for administering medicines wrongly

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