Analysis

Why are so many nurses still on 12-hour shifts, despite the safety risks?

Some say fewer but longer shifts are the only cost-effective way of working

Nursing beyond your 40s: does it have to mean ‘tired out’?

The pros and cons of working beyond midlife and through menopause and life challenges

Head injuries in children: what nurses need to know

Practical advice on treatment, safeguarding, support and rehabilitation

Working beyond the scope of your role: how to push back and ensure safe practice

Steps to take to protect yourself and patients if assigned work outside your competency

Why it needn’t be a fight to get your annual leave entitlement

Your rights, your employer’s responsibilities and what to do if you are facing issues

Second jobs: the nurses forced to take on extra work to make ends meet

Some are taking shifts just to cover living costs, but how does this affect staff well-being?

What does it cost to be a nurse where you live?

Childcare, housing and food costs are outpacing nursing salaries – and pricing-out some staff

How can EDs address the growing mental health crisis?

Rise in patients in EDs with a mental health issue shows need for system-wide improvement

Are managers a big part of the racism problem in the NHS?

A landmark discrimination case ruling has sent out a strong message for cultural change

Nursing associates: NHS success story or a staffing stop-gap?

The number in post is near 8,000, but despite this progress many still have concerns

Non-NHS nursing: how your pay compares and how to ask for a rise

Working outside of the NHS, pay and conditions are not ‘locked in’ and can vary widely

NHS pay deal: what does the new offer mean for you?

What you need to know before voting yes or no, and what happens next

Thinking of moving to the UK to practise? Here’s what you need to know

Practical advice on job offers, spotting scams, language tests and money issues

Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: how to spot symptoms and tailor care

The disease tends to be mild and self-limiting but can result in serious complications

Are night shifts playing havoc with your gut health? Tips to help improve it

Stomach and bowel complaints aren’t inevitable just because on you’re on nights

Moving and handling patients safely: how to avoid pain and injury

Helping patients move is part of nursing, but injury rates are high. Tips for reducing risk

How to spot the warning signs for respiratory illness in children

With a resurgence in traditional respiratory infections, curiosity about symptoms is key

Sharps injuries: if they’re preventable, why do they keep happening?

Tips on what to do to reduce risk, and steps to take if an accident happens

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