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Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

New matrons: stepping up during the pandemic

Two new matrons at the same trust talk about the pressures and pleasures of the role

How to show values-driven nursing leadership in challenging times

Values-based leadership in difficult times is beneficial in delivering compassionate care

Why nurse managers need to start saying ‘yes’ to flexible working

Even small changes to staff working patterns can improve care and retain nurses

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Obesity in nursing: why fat-shaming helps no one

Thin nurse does not equal better nurse, but obesity is a risk factor we need to address

Stop saying ‘the band 5’: why referring to colleagues by their pay band has had its day

Hierarchical blindness undervalues staff and has no place in a post-pandemic workplace

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Image of a female medic holding her hands to her face in distress, with images of comforting hands above and below her

Talking about death and dying: COVID-19 has taught us not to wait

Help nursing colleagues and teams cope with grief by signposting to information and support

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

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Picture shows a resident of Wren Hall nursing home talking to a medic who is wearing personal protective equipment

Some care homes may not survive COVID-19

Anita Astle says pandemic has pushed her to the brink and her nursing home towards bankruptcy

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COVID-19: psychological support for healthcare workers during and after the pandemic

How can we continue to ensure the psychological well-being of healthcare workers?

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COVID-19: pandemic poses tests of nursing leadership, courage and compassion

Bravely applying nursing science deserves recognition, says RCN forum
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COVID 19: why we need to ditch the military terms

Framing the pandemic as a war, with battles and sacrifices, sends the wrong message
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COVID-19: how we have prepared for the surge that’s yet to come

An emergency nurse in Belfast says vital work has seen staff pull together like never before
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COVID-19: staff well-being initiatives are vital as nurses face greater pressures

The COVID-19 crisis and helping patients to cope is extremely stressful on nurses
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COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes
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COVID-19: amid fear and anxiety, we must look after each other

An emergency nurse’s experience of coping with the constantly evolving coronavirus crisis

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