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Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf, who has announced the latest NHS pay offer, talks to an NHS nurse

NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

First dates announced for nurses’ strike action in December

Strikes on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Lucy Letby trial: nurses tell court they did not administer insulin to premature baby

Child F’s heart rate surged and his blood glucose dropped dangerously after IV feed

Evidence and Practice

Increasing awareness of bullying through small-scale initiatives in higher education

Increasing awareness of bullying through small-scale initiatives in higher education

Enhance your understanding of workplace bullying, particularly in nurse education

Developing a leadership programme for junior nurses

Developing a leadership programme for junior nurses

Understand the importance of organising professional development for junior nurses

How to undertake annual appraisals and ongoing performance reviews

How to undertake annual appraisals and ongoing performance reviews

Enhance your knowledge of how to structure appraisals and performance reviews

Supporting nurse leaders to recognise and mitigate the effects of moral injury

Supporting nurse leaders to recognise and mitigate the effects of moral injury

What is moral injury and why can nurses be particularly vulnerable to it?

Disaster nursing and disaster preparedness: an investigation of nursing students’ knowledge, competence and attitudes

Disaster nursing and disaster preparedness

An investigation of nursing students’ knowledge, competence and attitudes

Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals

Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals

Learn about co-production, content and delivery of a transgender awareness training session

Features

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

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Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

End of life: how to discuss advance care planning with patients

Advice on initiating conversations, communicating clearly and establishing what patients want

Opinion

How I tackled poor fluid balance monitoring to improve patient outcomes

Emergency department sister Gemma Gessey’s improvement project made significant change

Suicide among nurses: how we can reduce risk and stigma by simply talking

Ways to support colleagues through open, honest discussions

What nurses really want for Christmas: better pay and conditions

The profession deserves a better deal all round, all year, not a teabag ‘thank you’ treat

Students

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

What does it take to be a major trauma nurse practitioner?

Find out about a role that follows the patient from critical care to recovery

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

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