Pavan Amara

Why are so many nurses still on 12-hour shifts, despite the safety risks?

Some say fewer but longer shifts are the only cost-effective way of working

Advanced clinical practitioner Briony Hawkins carrying out health checks on an older person in their home in Bristol

Early intervention and frailty: what community and social care nurses need to know

Better help in people’s homes can prevent hospital admissions of those living with frailty

Weight-loss drug Wegovy: what do I tell patients if they ask me about it?

How to support obese patients with evidence-based advice on new form of semaglutide

Why nurses google their patients – and could it spell trouble?

It may aid diagnosis or settle curiosity, but trust and confidentiality are vital in care

Ramadan and how to keep energy levels up in clinical practice during a month of fasting

Tips on the best ways to minimise hunger and thirst, while making time to pray on shift

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a disease that mainly affects children’s small blood vessels

Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: how to spot symptoms and tailor care

The disease tends to be mild and self-limiting but can result in serious complications

Working nights and trying for a baby: is your shift pattern reducing your fertility?

Women’s reproductive health and the harms potentially linked to night shifts