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The case that stays with me and how it’s changed my practice

Of the many patients a nurse sees, some have an impact that’s career-affirming – or altering

Urinary incontinence: it’s common in nurses, but are you ignoring the symptoms?

Demographic and occupational factors increase the risk, but it’s important to seek help early

Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

Lost out on a promotion? How to use the experience to build your career

Being knocked back can be deflating, but with our tips you can turn it to your advantage

Caring for trans and non-binary people: overcoming the fear of ‘getting it wrong’

How to address inequitable treatment and improve communication with patients

How napping at work can help fight fatigue

Night shifts and long hours can affect sleep and the risk of errors. Are naps the answer?

Rotas and shift patterns: who should make the decisions?

What nurses told us about lack of control over their shifts and the cost to work-life balance

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

A nurse in PPE, wearing a visor, mask and gown

COVID-19 workplace support: initiatives promoting nurse health and well-being

Virtual wobble rooms, PPE marshals, welfare cafés – how employers are supporting staff

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: what to say to allay patients’ concerns

Not everyone trusts the coronavirus vaccine – but advice from nurses can change minds

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out so far: nurses’ experiences in hospitals and GP surgeries

As the programme extends into primary care, teams will need support

Can virtual placements compare? The realities of blended learning during COVID-19

Nursing courses moved classes online amid the pandemic, but some changes might stay

Should I say sorry? How to handle complaints – and how to learn from them

While patient feedback can be difficult to hear, showing empathy may help resolve issues

Elective care backlog: the struggle to catch up and stay COVID-free

Teams are innovating ways to cut planned surgery waiting lists amid the second wave

2020 – a year like no other for the world in general and nurses in particular

Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future

‘Flashbacks and depression’: depleted nurses talk about their health as cases surge

Many nurses report that their health has yet to recover after the COVID-19 first wave

Menopause at work: managing hot flushes and PPE

The workplace changes that can minimise discomfort for staff with menopause symptoms

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