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A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

Car park pay machine and pay-and-display signs in a hospital car park – hospital nurses face charges and fines for parking at work

Hospital car parking: who exactly is making a profit from all those charges and fines?

Using staff as cash cows if they drive to work shows how far goodwill has fallen in the NHS

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A hand pushes open the door of a male toilet which has dementia signage affixed to it

Why we should promote continence in people living with dementia

While our bodies and minds may age, the need to be treated with dignity and respect remains

Cruel curbs on migrant care workers’ lives are at odds with British values

Rules to stop overseas staff bringing family are also risky for the care sector and NHS

How my disability made me a better, braver nurse

As nurses we can use our own experiences as patients to enhance person-centred care

Heart attack stereotypes: would you recognise signs and symptoms, especially in women?

Listen to what your patient is telling you because we’re not always a textbook case

Patient’s clinical negligence complaint left me broken and isolated by misplaced shame

Accusation blighted my life – but here’s how I survived, and you could too

Bullying in the NHS: more than just a few bad apples

System-wide change is needed so nurses can be confident reports will be dealt with

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A happy woman at the wheel of a car singing along to music

Constant pressures underline the importance of self-care

Self-care – such as singing along to music in the car – may prove therapeutic

Tourette’s syndrome: how diagnosis has affected my career, and the support staff need

What happened when nurse Jonathan Bader began experiencing tics in his thirties

A picture of the Bedfordshire falls service team, including a nurse, in front of a fire engine

How working with non-nursing partners can improve your service

A collaboration with ambulance and fire teams helped community nurses respond to falls

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Flu jab uptake: why emotional blackmail and the promise of a lollipop didn’t sway me

Staff need to know they won’t feel pressure to keep working if they develop side effects

Martha’s rule: what it is – and how it can help you advocate for patients and families

The right to a second opinion could empower nurses working in hierarchical environments

Nurses thinking of leaving: is lack of leadership partly to blame?

Ineffective leadership is often behind reasons for leaving, such as bullying or stress

5 simple ways to be a greener nurse – small climate-conscious changes you can make

These easy adjustments to your routine could save energy and cut emissions

When will older people’s nursing get the recognition it deserves?

Creating a specialism would recognise the skillset practitioners need

Misplaced perceptions of stammering – and how to improve communication

Pity and impatience are unhelpful. Here’s what nurses need to know instead
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Now is the time for nurses to drive health and social care research

A national funding boost should encourage nurses to pursue research careers

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