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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

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

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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

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Asbestos risk for nurses: why this is not a ‘danger of the past’

Most NHS estate buildings contain asbestos, but little is done to warn staff of their risk

Two nurses stand looking at a patient lying in a hospital bed, discussing discharge plans

Delayed discharge: steps you can take to support patients and help get them home

How ‘discharge to assess’ systems and early planning can cut delays

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CQC inspections demystified: how they work and nurses’ and managers’ roles

What a Care Quality Commission visit will cover, and the support available for staff

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

A nurse standing at a computer in a darkened room during a night shift, her face highlighted by the glow of the screen

Shift work and nurse well-being: how to combat the health risks

Tips on sleep routines and the breaks you need to cope on nights and long shifts

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Accept no substitutes: why swapping out nurses from the roster must not become the norm

Find out how you and your colleagues can take a stand to protect the team’s skill mix

Red flags for patient safety: are unsafe practices in danger of being normalised?

The staffing crisis is eroding care standards from primary care to critical care

Why I wanted to be a nurse leader and how I achieved it

A new online programme is helping overseas nurses progress in their UK careers

Spiritual care: what you need to know, whatever your practice setting

Understanding and addressing patients’ spiritual needs is essential to person-centred care

Working from home: how to make it a reality

With flexible arrangements firmly on the NHS agenda, could home working work for you?
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Greener infection prevention and control: how to take the whole team with you

Award winner’s tips for a successful campaign to reduce PPE use and gain staff support

Nurse prescribing: where next for the profession’s quiet success story?

Once controversial, non-medical prescribing is now commonplace – and training is in demand

An unfair legacy: how the Letby case has affected nurses

Difficult questions persist about raising concerns and preserving the profession’s image

How to harness self-awareness to build better working relationships and patient rapport

Do you know how your personality type affects how you communicate and interact at work?

Why nursing is undervalued – and how to challenge perceptions

Flawed perceptions of the profession are common. Find out how to articulate its value

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