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Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Brass name plate at entrance to NMC

Nurse who kicked patient in the head receives 12-month suspension

Nurse Kadiatu Jalloh, who expressed remorse, had been slapped and punched by the patient

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Evidence and Practice

Using personalised music to enhance the well-being of people with dementia

Using personalised music to enhance the well-being of people with dementia

Listening to music can reduce symptoms such as agitation in people with dementia

Reflecting on professional self-disclosure and supportive relationships with foster carers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Professional self-disclosure and supportive relationships with foster carers

How approaches to self-disclosure changed during the shift to remote working during COVID-19

Compassionate care for people who self-harm: principles, tools and techniques

Compassionate care for people who self-harm: principles, tools and techniques

Learn about tools that can be used to provide compassionate care such as urge surfing

Supporting staff at a low secure mental health setting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting staff at a low secure mental health setting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn about some adaptations to practice adopted by a low secure mental health unit

Severe mental illness: why is physical health monitoring so vital?

Physical health monitoring helps nurses identify key risk factors in service users

Mental health service provision for single homeless people: findings from a freedom of information-based study

Mental health service provision for single homeless people

Findings from a freedom of information-based study

Features

When your patient may have committed a crime: how to provide non-judgemental care

Any nurse may have contact with patients accused or convicted of an offence

When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

Living with autism: why my late-diagnosis was such a relief

Nurse Gerard Wainwright now wants to improve opportunities for neurodivergent people

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Opinion

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

What battle-weary nurses need right now is the certainty staffing ratios would bring

NHS is crying out for nurse-to-patient ratios as part of a system-wide workforce plan

Students

Dual registration degrees: what are the benefits?

How gaining knowledge and practical experience in two areas will boost your career choices

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being

How I’m determined not to allow my inherited condition to stop me becoming a nurse

Nursing student’s inspiring advice on how to push back barriers to achieve your goals

Careers

Gambling addiction and recovery: what it’s like working in a pioneering NHS clinic

New clinics around the country are tackling the growth in problem gambling

Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

Expedition nursing: an opportunity for thrill seekers to work while travelling

Job combines work with adventurous treks, sports trips or TV location shoots

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