Podcast

Nursing Standard’s editor Flavia Munn and senior nurse editor Dr Richard Hatchett present a regular podcast on topics affecting nurses and healthcare in the UK.

Photo of a piggy bank, illustrating story about a podcast on nurse pensions

Thinking of stopping your NHS pension? Here’s why you shouldn’t

The benefits of the NHS pension and why it is such good value for nurses

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NHS nurses on an NHS pay strike picket line

Why do NHS nurses in Scotland appear to get a better deal than elsewhere in the UK?

It seems staff there enjoy benefits their colleagues elsewhere can only dream of

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A nurse standing next to a patient's bed appears anxious as she listens to someone who is out of camera

Conflict in healthcare: how to resolve issues calmly and safely

Tips on defusing conflicts, responding to aggression and the importance of staying calm

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Photo of Dr Dame Claire Bertschinger working in Africa in the 1980s, and the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?

Band Aid remembered: how one nurse inspired a phenomenon

Dr Dame Claire Bertschinger's work in Ethiopia in 1984 helped kickstart the charity song

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Nurses holding placards and dressed for the cold weather, picket Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

NHS strikes one year on: how nursing staff took a historic stand with public’s support

Look back at what nurses told us on the picket lines, and why the campaign isn’t over

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Michael Rosen at the Nursing Live event

Author’s tale of pandemic journey – and what he owes to nurses

Michael Rosen reflects in our podcast on intensive care and his admiration for nurses

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Jayne Chidgey-Clark

Raising concerns: helping you to speak up without fear of repercussions

Our podcast guest tells us how she's striving to help nurses speak up with confidence

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Photo of exhausted nurse at work, illustrating podcast about burnout

Is work causing you to burn out? How to spot the warning signs

Our podcast explores causes of burnout, including long shifts, and what to do about it

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How to call out rudeness (politely) at work

How to call out rudeness (politely) at work

Taking appropriate action can protect yourself, your team’s and your patients’ well-being

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Woman touching her forehead looking worried fraught, which are symptoms common in perimeopause

Don’t let perimenopause get you down: advice on how to get support in your workplace

Symptoms of perimenopause can be distressing – but they don’t need to be career-ending

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RCN general secretary Pat Cullen with logo of Nursing Standard podcast in the background

Latest NHS strike ballot and why a better pay deal is still worth fighting for

Podcast special: Pat Cullen calls on ministers to get back to the negotiating table

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Photo of nurse talking to a patient with dementia

How to identify and support people with dementia

Our podcast guests talk about diagnosis, signposting care available, and how hobbies can help

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Fitness to practise: why nurses shouldn’t be fearful of the NMC

Nursing and Midwifery Council chief Andrea Sutcliffe on treating all staff equally
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Dysphagia: what nurses need to know to care for patients

Our latest podcast explores dysphagia, or difficulty in eating, drinking and swallowing
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Patient safety: safe staffing and knowing when not to compromise

Our podcast guest urges nurses to act if they think working standards are being eroded
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Overcome self-limiting beliefs to build your confidence – and your professional career

Learn how to unlock the barriers that can hold you back from embracing new opportunities
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