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Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Acting-up pay and rebanding: are you rewarded for taking on extra responsibility?

Advice on what to do if your pay and job description no longer reflect the work you do

Managers with anxiety or depression: when is it okay to say you’re not okay?

Openness about mental ill health can be risky for nurse leaders, but it has benefits too

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

Safe mobilisation and how to keep a patient’s falls risk in perspective

Deconditioning happens fast – which is why supporting mobility is a nursing priority

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

Do you dream of handing in your notice to the NHS – and what would persuade you to stay?

Employers need to listen to nurses to understand why they are leaving in large numbers

No space for breaks: staff rooms are too small, too grubby or non-existent

Even when you can take time out at work, are the facilities fit for purpose?

Chronic pain: supporting colleagues living and working with this invisible disability

Persistent pain can affect a nurse’s career options and quality of life

Frightened to phone in sick? You’re not alone, survey finds

Presenteeism and how ill health doesn’t feel like a good enough reason to stay off work

Crumbling NHS hospital buildings: how mental health is at the back of the funding queue

What chance do trusts have of winning much-needed investment in their bricks and mortar?

Migraine: how to head off symptoms and when to seek medical advice

Find out what you and your employer can do to reduce severity or even prevent onset

Breeding ground for bullying? How to tackle toxic behaviour in emergency departments

What ED nurses can do if they encounter a bullying culture
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Juggling work and home carer roles: what staff support groups have to offer

How a ‘safe space’ for working carers can ease pressures and improve retention

Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

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