Analysis

Bias in NMC referrals: which nurses are most at risk of baseless claims?

Steps to end the clear bias in complaints against black and Asian nurses

Fobbed off and undermined: the racist attitudes obstructing careers

How to combat the recruitment bias that holds back many black and Asian nurses

Calling in sick: do fear and guilt stop you from taking time off when you’re ill?

Advice if you are worried about sickness policies, or leaving colleagues in the lurch

How you can help women with learning disabilities through menopause

Nurses need to make the most of resources available and ask questions related to menopause

Abuse of patients: what all nurses can do to help end bad practice

Advice on reporting concerns and abusive practices and the support available

Constipation, daytime wetting and nocturnal enuresis: what you need to know

How to offer timely management advice to families on this common and distressing issue

Strike action could be a defining moment for the profession – but can it succeed?

Why precedent proves nurses can win on the picket line, without losing public support

Brain fog: causes and coping strategies from menopause to long-COVID

Top tips on coping with debilitating brain fog when you need a clear head for work

Record-keeping and documentation: how to improve your practice and avoid mistakes

Advice on keeping accurate patient records, and fitting notes-writing into your shift

Workforce vaccinations: impact of COVID-19 vaccine campaign on nurses’ views

What nurses are saying about having this year’s flu jab, and mandatory vaccination

Nursing student attrition: what's happening to the COVID-19 cohort?

Pandemic and cost of living adding to pressures on those due to graduate

Learning disability nurse shortage

Staff shortage: how it affects learning disability inpatients on mental health wards

Lack of specialist staff is leaving people in hospital for longer with inadequate care

PPE: there is more of it – but it’s still not fit for purpose, say female nurses

Nursing Standard survey finds many still struggle to get equipment that fits

Compassionate leadership: how to make it happen in your workplace

Empathy and inclusiveness can be hard to find in the hierarchies of the NHS

Nurses’ freedom to speak: are things better for whistleblowers in the NHS?

Improvements have been made, but work culture still needs to change

Collective action: how nurse power can effect change in working conditions

Nurses acting together can achieve success that has significant implications

Medication errors: how to avoid them and what to do if you make one

Advice on common mistakes, their potential consequences and methods to improve safety

Salary sacrifice purchases: things to consider before signing up

It may seem like a lifeline, but the option can increase financial difficulties for some

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