Expert advice

What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

How action will work and how those providing life-preserving care can cross picket lines

Can a cuppa help prevent dehydration – or is there such a thing as too much tea?

There is some confusion over whether it improves patient hydration and has health benefits

Language tests for overseas nurses: how are the rules changing?

What the NMC’s new requirements will mean for internationally-trained staff

Help with the cost of living: the discounts available to nurses and students

From food shopping to eating out, find out what’s on offer and if you’re eligible

Winter ready: infection prevention and control measures to take now

Getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are top of the list of actions you can take

NHS pensions: how the October 2022 changes will affect your income and retirement

Will the next stage of the pensions overhaul leave an ill-timed dent in your pay packet?

Falls prevention in older people with impaired vision: guidance and practical advice

How to assess hazards in homes and care settings, and the importance of a holistic approach

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

What happens when someone makes a complaint about you: a step-by step guide for nurses

Take some of the stress out of the process by finding out what to expect at every stage

Flu vaccine: who is included in this year’s programme and how it will work

The UK Health Security Agency has issued fresh guidance for the coming 2022-23 flu season

Acting up: find out if you should be getting more money

What you need to know if you are taking on work that is not part of your normal role

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Hypertension: what non-specialist nurses need to know about high blood pressure

Symptoms to look out for, risk factors and treatment options

Medical records: am I allowed to look at my own notes at work?

What the law says about accessing your records, plus your rights of access

Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool: how to use it in practice

Steps to identify malnutrition issues among patients and develop a care plan

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

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