Analysis

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

Safe mobilisation and how to keep a patient’s falls risk in perspective

Deconditioning happens fast – which is why supporting mobility is a nursing priority

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

Do you dream of handing in your notice to the NHS – and what would persuade you to stay?

Employers need to listen to nurses to understand why they are leaving in large numbers

Video consultations

Remote nursing consultations: how to get them right

Video consultations are here to stay. Here’s how to prepare for this ‘new normal’ in care

No space for breaks: staff rooms are too small, too grubby or non-existent

Even when you can take time out at work, are the facilities fit for purpose?

Chronic pain: supporting colleagues living and working with this invisible disability

Persistent pain can affect a nurse’s career options and quality of life

How nurses can help guard against risk of sepsis among vulnerable care home residents

Older people living in care homes face an almost perfect storm of risk factors for sepsis

Dysphagia assessment and treatment: how to support patients with eating and drinking

Your guide to identifying signs and risks, plus practical steps to aid swallowing

Stroke response: how to act FAST and support recovery

Ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to rehabilitation referral

Frightened to phone in sick? You’re not alone, survey finds

Presenteeism and how ill health doesn’t feel like a good enough reason to stay off work

Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

Chronic wounds: what nurses can do to improve treatment and optimise healing

Approaches to ulcers and chronic wounds remain inconsistent – and costly – throughout the NHS

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