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Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Irish passport

UK nurses could face difficulty working in Ireland after changes to NMC standards

Regulator’s amendments may affect UK nurses practising in EU countries, says council member

Evidence and Practice

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

Volunteer

Experiences of mealtime assistance delivered by volunteers

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

Open access
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

Understanding the effects of adverse childhood experiences on older people

Understanding the effects of adverse childhood experiences on older people

Increase awareness of the link between adverse childhood experiences and health risk factors

Advising older people on physical activity: challenges and strategies

Advising older people on physical activity: challenges and strategies

Enhance your understanding of your role in advising older people on physical activity

Why is measurement of lying and standing blood pressure vital in falls risk assessment?

A blood pressure drop on standing is more prevalent in those with comorbidities and frailty

Features

When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

When your patient may have committed a crime: how to provide non-judgemental care

Any nurse may have contact with patients accused or convicted of an offence

Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Opinion

High blood pressure risk in black communities: how to reduce health inequality

Black people are at disproportionate risk of hypertension, but tailored care changes that

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Let’s find common ground to end nurses’ strikes

Health minister Maria Caulfield wants talks on pay, conditions and workload to continue

Students

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

Wound assessment and management: a guide for nursing students

Learn about the types of wounds you will encounter in practice and how to treat them

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

Careers

Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

Recruits from overseas: how to succeed in your career and thrive in the UK

Leading Filipino nurse shares his tips on adapting to British life and clinical practice

Virtual wards: what are they and what do they mean for different nursing roles?

Services combine remote, hands-on and holistic nursing care – with new roles to match

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