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Illustration showing a nurse holding a laptop computer while doing the splits, with feet resting on two stools – suggesting one foot in work mode, one in home mode in a flexible working system

How to make flexible working work for you and your team

It is supported in policy, but can be tricky to arrange – tips for making it a reality

A figure wearing a protective suit and mask covered with dust standing next to a sign warning of the danger of asbestos dust

Asbestos risk for nurses: why this is not a ‘danger of the past’

Most NHS estate buildings contain asbestos, but little is done to warn staff of their risk

Image showing a close-up of a person's hand holding £20 notes, suggesting nurses' pay rise

What will the nurse pay offer for 2024-25 look like?

We look at when the process will get started – and whether further strike action is likely

A manager chats with a nurse in a hospital ward, while behind them a patient in a hospital bed is attended by other nurses

Valuing nurses: do you feel recognised at work?

Steps nursing managers and leaders can take to ensure their staff feel seen and heard

A nurse standing at a computer in a darkened room during a night shift, her face highlighted by the glow of the screen

Shift work and nurse well-being: how to combat the health risks

Tips on sleep routines and the breaks you need to cope on nights and long shifts

Illustration of nursing staff standing in a line, there are visible gaps and a hand inserts a figure to fill one of them

Accept no substitutes: why swapping out nurses from the roster must not become the norm

Find out how you and your colleagues can take a stand to protect the team’s skill mix

Effective communication: how to talk to patients about pain

The right questions and a non-judgemental approach can help you manage pain better

Spiritual care: what you need to know, whatever your practice setting

Understanding and addressing patients’ spiritual needs is essential to person-centred care

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Greener infection prevention and control: how to take the whole team with you

Award winner’s tips for a successful campaign to reduce PPE use and gain staff support

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Team of the Year award winners ARC Hounslow at the RCN Nursing Awards 2023

Meet nursing’s team of the year: ‘We don’t give up on anyone’

How a nurse-led project at an addiction centre achieved micro-elimination of hepatitis C

Nurse prescribing: where next for the profession’s quiet success story?

Once controversial, non-medical prescribing is now commonplace – and training is in demand

A nurse discusses palliative care with a patient and his partner

Advanced stages of illness: how to support patients’ changing needs

Meeting patients’ supportive care needs is important no matter their stage of illness

An unfair legacy: how the Letby case has affected nurses

Difficult questions persist about raising concerns and preserving the profession’s image

How to harness self-awareness to build better working relationships and patient rapport

Do you know how your personality type affects how you communicate and interact at work?

Why nursing is undervalued – and how to challenge perceptions

Flawed perceptions of the profession are common. Find out how to articulate its value

How to manage patients’ expectations of new cancer treatments and clinical trials

Cancer drugs are developing at a rapid rate, but patients need to be aware of the reality

Nurse suicide: what support is there for those at risk and grieving colleagues?

Support from healthcare employers is key to preventing tragedies

We’re glad you came: how to make sure overseas recruits know they’re welcome and valued

The NHS depends on nurses from overseas, so it’s imperative they are supported to thrive

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