Analysis

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

Sepsis: how to read the signs and avoid wrong assumptions

Detection of sepsis has improved but if missed it can be fatal

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Secrets of a festival nurse: how to find the perfect role at the best events this summer

If you love music and the great outdoors, why not consider working as a festival nurse?

Unexplained events: why do so many nurses have a spooky story to tell?

From spirits in the sluice to angels in the ED, do nurses’ ghost tales have a wider purpose?

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

Do you dream of handing in your notice to the NHS – and what would persuade you to stay?

Employers need to listen to nurses to understand why they are leaving in large numbers

Stroke response: how to act FAST and support recovery

Ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to rehabilitation referral

Frightened to phone in sick? You’re not alone, survey finds

Presenteeism and how ill health doesn’t feel like a good enough reason to stay off work

Breeding ground for bullying? How to tackle toxic behaviour in emergency departments

What ED nurses can do if they encounter a bullying culture

Advice on how to identify symptoms and diagnose serious infectious illness in children

Paediatric early warning score could help to identify children at risk of serious illness

Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

Chronic wounds: what nurses can do to improve treatment and optimise healing

Approaches to ulcers and chronic wounds remain inconsistent – and costly – throughout the NHS

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