Analysis

How to avoid medication errors in care homes

Practical advice for nurses on prescribing and administering drugs to older people

Pay reviews: what’s holding nursing back and what’s next after 20 years of AfC?

Unions are divided over the best way to overhaul Agenda for Change and boost retention

Advanced nursing practice: is it under attack and, if so, why?

The role is often misunderstood – as highlighted in the debate over physician associates

Teamwork: how it can boost your confidence, reduce errors, and make you a better nurse

Positive culture and leadership helps you and your colleagues strive for a shared purpose

Common payroll issues: how to keep track and resolve errors

Pay can fluctuate and it is important to report discrepancies – including overpayments

What every nurse in the NHS needs to know about the pension scheme overhaul

How you might be affected – plus a warning to anyone thinking of opting out

The (quiet) steps you can take to help inpatients get a good night’s sleep

Find out about measures that minimise disturbance at night – but don’t mean extra workload

Why are students turning away from nursing courses?

Promises of a rewarding career fail to halt a decline in applicants for nursing courses

Are care homes too risk averse and curtailing residents’ freedoms?

How you can help people in care homes take part in everyday and more risky activities

How to encourage nurses to rethink resigning

From flexible working options to stay conversations, how line managers can retain nurses

Trauma at work: do you get the help you need to recover from distressing incidents?

With nurses at heightened risk of PTSD, team support and trauma management are essential

What will the nurse pay offer for 2024-25 look like?

We look at when the process will get started – and whether further strike action is likely

Carry on nursing: older nurses explain why they have no time for retirement

Hear from four nurses who love practice too much to give it up

How to make flexible working work for you and your team

It is supported in policy, but can be tricky to arrange – tips for making it a reality

Asbestos risk for nurses: why this is not a ‘danger of the past’

Most NHS estate buildings contain asbestos, but little is done to warn staff of their risk

Delayed discharge: steps you can take to support patients and help get them home

How ‘discharge to assess’ systems and early planning can cut delays

What is the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and why is it important?

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients

CQC inspections demystified: how they work and nurses’ and managers’ roles

What a Care Quality Commission visit will cover, and the support available for staff

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