Careers

Career advice

No longer a backwater, care homes offer a career

Care homes can be vibrant places to work, with a clear career structure

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Nurse with a zest for life – and a passion for palliative care

A student placement in a hospice ignited a passion for palliative care that has never left...

Care home tutor helps overseas nurses join UK register

A care home in Yorkshire is giving lessons to nurses from outside Europe who are working as...

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being...

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Careers target

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

My job

‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

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Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care...

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‘I would add a seventh C: the ability to remain calm’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins describes the qualities needed in her job

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Forget any myths about nursing careers in dementia care – we’re at the cutting edge

Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation

My job: 'Nursing is not a job, it’s a calling'

Nursing home team leader Paula McCafferty on quelling patient anxiety with staff interaction

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