Nick Evans

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

Band 7 here I come: how to prepare yourself to achieve promotion

Advice on making the jump from band 6, and questions you’re likely to face at interview

How to improve nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

ED nurses must be adaptable when communicating with often distressed people

Course closures: how learning disability nurse training is having to evolve and adjust

Despite course closures some still see positives for recruitment into the specialty

Common cancer medication errors and how to avoid them

Nurses should know how to reduce errors and improve patient safety

How enhancing your clinical leadership skills will help your career

A good nurse is a good leader, and there’s training available to help achieve your potential

New guidance on what nurses need to know about the use of force in mental health units

Guidance sits alongside existing regulations and aims to end inappropriate use of force

Why overseas nurses are set to remain a vital part of NHS recruitment strategy

Numbers projected to reach 30-year high, as trusts aim for ‘50,000 nurses’ target

Plight of obese children has been worsened by the pandemic: here’s how nurses can help

Less activity and poor diet choices have triggered a worsening of obesity

Dysphagia: what learning disability nurses need to know

Swallowing difficulties are a common health risk but small changes can make a big difference

Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

ECT: what is it, what should it be used to treat and is it effective?

An audit of UK electroconvulsive therapy services has highlighted questions around its use

Pre-operative anxiety: how to help patients prepare for surgery

Communication and planning are vital – as is knowing how much the patient wants to know

Delirium types, causes and signs – and how to manage the risk

Tips on recognising this common medical emergency and reducing post-operative risk

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

When a patient asks for help to die: what the law says, plus how to respond

With debate continuing over changing the law on assisted dying, here’s what you need to know

How to help patients get a better night’s sleep in hospital

Sleep is vital for good health and recovery, but wards are not always the most restful places