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Senior nurse Tara Iles (second from left) with staff at the Southmead Hospital menopause café in Bristol

How a menopause café is supporting nurses at work

Senior nurse Tara Iles wanted healthcare staff to have a safe space to talk

Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay says funding for nurse pay offer will be ‘a matter for the chancellor’

Growing doubts about how nurse pay offer will be funded

Government will not increase budget to pay for it, so will existing NHS coffers be raided?

Nurses slam 5% pay offer as a ‘slap in the face’

Poll of Nursing Standard readers on Twitter reveals majority dismayed by pay offer

Nurses urged to vote for the new 5% pay offer

RCN and DHSC have agreed to put forward a pay increase of 5% for 2023-24

Strikers at the University Hospital of North Durham

Nurses’ pay: new deal expected to be agreed today

Offer could be one-off payment for this year and maximum of 5% for 2023-24

Photo of nurses on the picket line at St Thomas' Hospital in London

Should nurses go back on strike while pay talks continue?

A nurse-led petition is urging the RCN to restart walkouts in England

Evidence and Practice

Assessing and managing agitation as a symptom of dementia

Assessing and managing agitation as a symptom of dementia

Interventions for agitation in dementia, often confused with emotion or unmet needs

Identifying the relationship between delirium and falls

Identifying the relationship between delirium and falls

The main types of delirium and associated validated screening tools

Recognising, reducing and preventing deconditioning in hospitalised older people

Recognising, reducing and preventing deconditioning in hospitalised older people

How nurses can help older people in hospital regain their mobility

Person-centred communication with people with dementia

Person-centred communication with people with dementia

Practical approaches to supporting person-centred communication with people with dementia


Experiences of mealtime assistance delivered by volunteers

An exploration of the lived experiences of older patients, staff, relatives and volunteers

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Preventing falls in older people on mental health inpatient wards: a quality improvement project

Preventing falls in older people on mental health inpatient wards

A quality improvement project conducted on four older adult mental health inpatient wards


Overworked and planning to leave – but what will it take to make you stay?

What some employers are doing, and the practical steps others can take to keep staff

On the verge of burnout? Seven signs to look for and how to cope

Positive steps nurses can take to help reduce risk and enhance your work-life balance

DNACPR: a step-by-step guide to clinical decision-making from Resuscitation Council UK

Advice from experts to help you navigate the complex legal and ethical issues

Terminal agitation: how to deal with distressing symptoms at the end of life

Advice on treating agitation, supporting families and coping with difficult patient deaths

Well-chosen words: how what you say makes a difference to outcomes

Tips for more powerful, productive and empathetic conversations with patients

Handover: how to get communication right for improved patient safety and team efficiency

Advice on strategies and tools to ensure every handover is seamless and information-rich


Illustration shows SEPSIS spelt out in wooden cubes: The UK Sepsis Trust and Marie Cure's latest version of the Sepsis Six tool helps nurses in the community to assess risk to patients and guide decision making

All you need to know about the end of life community sepsis tool

Latest version of the Sepsis Six tool helps assess risk and guide decision making

Nurse managers and leaders – how can we ensure they are synonymous?

Understanding of compassionate leadership is vital in manager roles, but not always present

Nurses are striking worldwide and their discontent is about more than simply pay

Why the past year has seen a spike in protests… but guess how grievances get resolved


Dementia: how to tailor nursing care to the needs of patients and their families

Your guide to common types of dementia and compassionate and effective symptom management

Student finances, placements and well-being: coping with the pressures

Changes that could help students cope, plus how to seek help if you need it

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being


Nurse talent managers in the NHS: what does this relatively new role involve?

Established to attract, retain and develop staff, these roles are a great career move too

How mentoring can help overseas nurses reach senior roles

A programme supporting Filipino nurses, plus tips for getting the most out of mentoring

How secondment could transform your career or offer a new direction

What you can gain from a role switch and the learning opportunities it brings