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Staffing pressures often mean missed breaks, but projects that bring small changes to ward management could give nurses a chance to rest and refuel, writes Susanne Cruickshank

Staffing pressures often mean missed breaks, but projects that bring small changes to ward management could give nurses a chance to rest and refuel, writes Susanne Cruickshank

I hope you have enjoyed the warmer weather in recent weeks – it has certainly been a welcome change. Its appearance was timely, coming not long after the launch of RCN’s campaign: Rest, Rehydrate and Refuel.

The campaign aims to highlight the need for nurses to take their breaks and ensure they can work in a healthy environment.

I regularly hear nurses say they work without breaks and I have to admit to being one of those nurses in the past, but I know I feel the benefit when having a break.

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