Analysis

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

Nurses with long-COVID: why pacing yourself when back at work is essential

Staff struggling to recover from coronavirus need the support of employers – and colleagues

The fitness to practise process demystified: what every nurse and manager needs to know

FtP referral is distressing, but understanding what to expect can help you feel prepared

Has your COVID-19 experience made you rethink your nursing career?

Nursing Standard survey reveals the pandemic’s wider impact on nurse retention

When COVID-19 started, CPD almost stopped

Nurses share their concerns about missed training and learning, but also highlight innovation

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

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