Marc Cornock

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

Acting up: find out if you should be getting more money

What you need to know if you are taking on work that is not part of your normal role

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Medical records: am I allowed to look at my own notes at work?

What the law says about accessing your records, plus your rights of access

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

If a patient leaves me money in their will, would I be allowed to keep it?

What any nurse should consider before deciding whether to accept or decline money or gifts

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Nurse’s professional profile is viewed on a phone

Advertising your services: how to stay on the right side of the regulators

Social media is a useful tool if you’re self-employed, but there are rules to bear in mind

Academic misconduct – what is it and how can I avoid it?

Whether deliberate or not, breaches such as plagiarism can damage your career prospects

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

Legal advice: Can I accept gifts from patients?

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

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