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NMC headquarters brass plaque showing its name and logo. A nurse who looked up medical records with no legitimate reason was suspended by the regulator

Suspended: school nurse who looked up family’s medical records ‘out of curiosity’

Nurse, who had a history of similar misconduct, would need ‘serious’ supervision in future

Image from NHS trust's anti-violence campaign, featuring nurse Yvonne Ihekwoaba

Red card bans for abusive patients and relatives in hospitals

Essex trust’s campaign aims to protect staff as incidents of physical and verbal abuse rise

People sitting on rows of benches at the emergency department of the Royal Free Hospital in London

Fewer nurses in emergency departments linked to serious patient outcomes

Lower staffing levels mean long waits and patients leaving without being seen, study shows

Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Photo of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021. Failures in her care inspired Martha's rule, which will be rolled out in April 2024.

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

Nurse Michelle Cox, who won a landmark racism tribunal and welcomes a new report on racism

NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Analysis

Montage shows nurses Jimmy Cooper, Celia Manson and Barbara Craven, who have all chosen not to retire fully

Carry on nursing: older nurses explain why they have no time for retirement

Hear from four nurses who love practice too much to give it up

A manager chats with a nurse in a hospital ward, while behind them a patient in a hospital bed is attended by other nurses

Valuing nurses: do you feel recognised at work?

Steps nursing managers and leaders can take to ensure their staff feel seen and heard

Fundamental care: is competence being eroded in essential areas of practice?

Nurses voice concerns about routine bowel and wound care being missed

Why are nurses more likely to be bullied than other NHS staff?

Advice for staff when faced with a toxic culture that poses a risk to them and patient care

Image showing a close-up of a person's hand holding £20 notes, suggesting nurses' pay rise

What will the nurse pay offer for 2024-25 look like?

We look at when the process will get started – and whether further strike action is likely

Illustration showing a nurse holding a laptop computer while doing the splits, with feet resting on two stools – suggesting one foot in work mode, one in home mode in a flexible working system

How to make flexible working work for you and your team

It is supported in policy, but can be tricky to arrange – tips for making it a reality

Clinical update

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

Long-COVID: what it means and how to manage the longer-term effects

Advice from NICE on how to care for patients with ongoing symptoms of the virus

Human trafficking and modern slavery: how nurses can support victims

What to look for, how to help – and what not to do if you if you suspect a patient is at risk

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Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Infection control and the coronavirus

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

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Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

Policy briefing

ReSPECT form update: a more patient-centred focus for advance care planning

How nurses can implement changes to the RCUK process for end of life decision-making

Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Picture is abstract illustration showing three figures held within a hand. A guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions including flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause.

Guide sets out strategies for healthcare staff retention

Suggestions focus on flexible working and pension options, support during menopause

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Podcast

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Nurses holding placards and dressed for the cold weather, picket Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

NHS strikes one year on: how nursing staff took a historic stand with public’s support

Look back at what nurses told us on the picket lines, and why the campaign isn’t over

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Michael Rosen at the Nursing Live event

Author’s tale of pandemic journey – and what he owes to nurses

Michael Rosen reflects in our podcast on intensive care and his admiration for nurses

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Jayne Chidgey-Clark

Raising concerns: helping you to speak up without fear of repercussions

Our podcast guest tells us how she's striving to help nurses speak up with confidence

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Photo of exhausted nurse at work, illustrating podcast about burnout

Is work causing you to burn out? How to spot the warning signs

Our podcast explores causes of burnout, including long shifts, and what to do about it

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How to call out rudeness (politely) at work

How to call out rudeness (politely) at work

Taking appropriate action can protect yourself, your team’s and your patients’ well-being

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Woman touching her forehead looking worried fraught, which are symptoms common in perimeopause

Don’t let perimenopause get you down: advice on how to get support in your workplace

Symptoms of perimenopause can be distressing – but they don’t need to be career-ending

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This article explores Mölnlycke’s clinical consensus statement and the fight against healthcare-associated infections

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This webinar, sponsored by HARTMANN, seeks to address variation in practice and outcomes for lower limb wounds

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Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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