Expert advice

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How to give your best to patients when you’re lacking motivation

Finding ways to boost morale and reaching out to peers can help you get back on track

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Redeployment: what to expect if you are asked to work in another clinical area

How and when staff may be moved, and what makes them feel supported in unfamiliar roles

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Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

IV paracetamol shortage: what you need to know

Advice on alternative routes of paracetamol administration and other pain-relieving drugs

5 tips to help you get fit – without paying for gym membership you might struggle to use

Steps you can take to protect your mind and body from the demands of the job

NHS staff parking: who pays, what are the rules and can I challenge charges?

Many nurses still pay to park at work, despite a lack of alternatives and rising costs

How to reduce your chances of getting a virus at work this winter

Do your best to avoid common winter viruses by upping your infection control game

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Bedbugs: identifying an infestation and what to advise patients

How to recognise and treat the bites and reduce your risk of bedbug exposure at work

Standardised uniforms for NHS nurses: your questions answered

The latest on England’s new staff uniforms, including objections to the colour-coding

Setting up a nurse-led project: how to make a business case and gain funding

Tips on demonstrating the benefits of the proposed service and making your bid for funds

Suicide ‘postvention’: how to support staff after the death of a colleague

How to create a ‘suicide aware’ workplace and offer appropriate support

Cannabis for medicinal use: when it can be prescribed and what nurses need to know

The products available and conditions for which they can be legally used

TikTok tips: how you can use it to connect with others and share ideas

Finding content on the social media app – and sharing your own safely and professionally

Learning disability and autism: best practice tips for all nurses

How non-specialist nurses can adapt their practice and help tackle health inequalities

How nurse managers can create a ‘speaking-up’ culture

Are members of your team confident that they will be listened to when they raise concerns?

Hand hygiene: how to get it right and avoid skin damage

Is your approach effective? We look at best practice and what the experts say

Empathic care: can it be taught and how does it help patients?

It can calm anxiety and improve outcomes, but it can also boost staff well-being

Anti-strike law: what does it mean and can I be compelled to work?

The power the legislation gives employers, and the implications for future strike action

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