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NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Intentional rounding: does it ensure consistency or hinder individualised patient care?

How the structured rounds system works in practice, plus what it means for compassionate care

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

How Magnet hospitals can promote nurse leadership and improve staff well-being

The scheme being tested in England aims to attract and retain nurses

Compassion fatigue: how to know if you have it and how to support team members

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring reduces your ability to empathise

Third wave of COVID-19: what might happen and how nurses can prepare for it

The next wave's timing and size in the UK is uncertain, but there are ways to get ready

LGBTIQ+ and healthcare: a guide to gender-inclusive language

Non-inclusive language can create barriers to quality cancer care

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What the global survey of the nursing workforce tells us – and what’s missing

Flawed figures for the UK are a distraction in the State of the World’s Nursing report

Can employers read personal messages sent via work email?

With the current focus on data protection, the answer may surprise you

Workforce: Offer to Jamaican nurses marred by Windrush

Timing is all in politics, says James Buchan

Workforce: What can we learn from the ‘pay pendulum’ of decades ago?

Since the mid-1980s, the Pay Review Body has been fairly successful in keeping nurse pay on...

Workforce: Immigration of skilled younger nurses keeps our NHS running

With ‘self-sufficiency’ in NHS staffing yet to materialise, the UK relies on skilled workers...

Legal advice: Do I have to report a parking fine to the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires nurses and midwives to report any convictions or...

Medicines management: Should applicants for staff nurse posts have numeracy tests?

An increasing number of medication incidents are due to calculation errors, and while...

Medicines management: Should I sign for medicines before I witness the patient taking...

As the registered nurse preparing medicines, you are ultimately responsible for making sure...

How to attract the top nursing talent

With demand for nurses greater than ever, what can employers do to attract and retain the...
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