Yvonne Covell

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Meet the nurses who were looking for something different – and got it

Rewarding roles on cruise ships, building sites and other non-health sector workplaces

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Compassionate leadership: how to create psychological safety in your team

Developing a culture where staff feel supported leads to better care and morale. Find out how

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Band 6 role interviews: what questions should you expect?

Be ready to discuss your ability to lead and manage people and projects, and other skills

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5 ways to de-stress after a shift: tips to help you relax and get perspective

Advice on steps to take to prevent burnout and maintain work-life balance

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10 simple ways to boost your energy levels at work and wind down afterwards

Experts’ practical tips to help you banish tiredness and acquire healthy habits

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Conflict at work: 3 common flare-ups and how to resolve (or prevent) them

When ill-feeling threatens to take hold at work, use these tips to help restore harmony

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Your experiences of sexism in nursing: does the profession have a problem?

Discrimination persists, whether as inequality in career progress or inappropriate comments

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Do tattoos, piercings or dyed hair make nurses seem less professional?

Rules on acceptability are often unclear and many argue image does not affect ability

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Saving lives in rescue operations: why crews need nurses like you

Volunteering with a land or sea team can be demanding, but a rewarding use of your skills

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Overworked and planning to leave – but what will it take to make you stay?

Learn more about staff retention at Nursing Live, RCNi’s unique event

A person undertaking a breast screening: uptake for cancer screening programmes among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people is lower than the rest of the population
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LGBT+ cancer screening: how to help improve uptake and inclusivity

Advice on removing the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from attending screening

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Handover: how to get communication right for improved patient safety and team efficiency

Advice on strategies and tools to ensure every handover is seamless and information-rich

Nursing Older People

What primary and community care nurses need to know about earwax removal

Too much wax build up can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, itchiness and vertigo

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When your patient may have committed a crime: how to provide non-judgemental care

Any nurse may have contact with patients accused or convicted of an offence

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Calling in sick: do fear and guilt stop you from taking time off when you’re ill?

Advice if you are worried about sickness policies, or leaving colleagues in the lurch

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Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

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Falls prevention in older people with impaired vision: guidance and practical advice

How to assess hazards in homes and care settings, and the importance of a holistic approach