Expert advice

Issuing fit notes: what does the change in legislation mean for nurses?

All you need to know about written statements on fitness for work, plus the training required

If a patient leaves me money in their will, would I be allowed to keep it?

What any nurse should consider before deciding whether to accept or decline money or gifts

Unsocial hours payments for NHS staff: your quick guide

How much you should be paid and when – and what to do if payroll makes a mistake

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

De-escalation of acute behavioural disturbance

Acute behavioural disturbance: how to manage risk in the emergency department

Guidance on management covers de-escalation, restraint and tranquilisation

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Verification and certification of death: what is a nurse’s role in the process?

The obligations and processes related to patient death

Shingles: what you need to know about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Related to chickenpox, shingles can cause complications, particularly in older people

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

Pain measurement: tools that can aid assessment, including for patients with dementia

Find out about the tools and scales for acute and chronic pain that can aid your practice

When would I need to self-refer to the NMC?

Expectations related to ill health and legal action, plus what doesn’t warrant self-referral

Revalidation: what to do if you’re running out of time and work pressures aren’t helping

Your quick guide to stress-free revalidation, plus what to do if you need an extension

COVID-19 home treatments for vulnerable people: the new antiviral options

Who is eligible for the treatments, what they do and how they are administered

Diabetes management at the end of life: advice for non-specialist nurses

End of life care sees a shift in focus from reaching targets to avoiding distressing symptoms

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Mouth care at the end of life: how to provide safe and essential interventions

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of providing dignified end of life care

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