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Supporting patients with bowel cancer is a tough but rewarding role

Paula Madden says dealing with young people who have a poor prognosis is always tough

Prepare to succeed

Nurses are increasingly required to give presentations, whether in front of their class, to...

Values light the way to work

Since the inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffs, ‘values’ has become a buzzword in...

Succeed as an agency nurse

Agency nurses have to adjust to new environments while juggling clinical responsibilities...

A chance to sell yourself

A good CV should make the reader want to meet you. It should tell a compelling story that...

Healthy staff provide better care

Supporting staff to improve their own health is crucial to getting care right for patients,...

Passion will follow after skills

A wait-and-see attitude to career planning is rarely the path to success.

Striking the right staff balance

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust is one of a number of trusts across England currently...

Keep the focus on the patient not the process

Catherine Oakley says busy health services must avoid focusing on processes at the expense...

Feeling the pressure at work

Nursing can be a particularly stressful profession. It is not just physically demanding, but...

My work is unique

Helen Goldsmith on her agency role.

Brush up on your pitch

The elevator pitch has become shorthand for the brief statement used as an introduction in a...

Managing emotions at work

Every nurse is taught during training to put their emotions to one side when making...

Change for the better

Nurses are in an ideal position to use the simple technique of questioning to help patients...

Tips for preceptorship

Fostering a good relationship with your preceptor is essential.

Taking theory into real life

A programme that links postgraduate nursing students undertaking their final projects with...

Too busy to take time out

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be painful and uncomfortable. More than one in three...

Making the most of complaints

Her role as a clinical adviser to the health ombudsman reminds Cherilee Angland that little...

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