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BMA calls for tougher custodial sentences following violence against Manchester GP staff

Government must tackle ‘wave of growing abuse’ against GPs and practice staff

Unlimited flexible working requests for nurses after NHS rethink on work-life balance

Move is part of an expanded flexible working policy hoped to improve staff retention

‘Under pressure like never before’: Northern Ireland calls on 100 army medics

Request comes after two trusts issued appeals for exhausted nurses to take on extra shifts

A nurse holds a placard during a demonstration in London in July

Unison members join RCN colleagues in rejecting 3% pay rise

Overwhelming opposition will prompt further Unison ballot on industrial action

Orthopaedic nurse Ewa Syczuk receives the booster vaccination for COVID-19

Staff COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: what you need to know

Nurse in Wales becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive a booster vaccine

Nadine Dorries becomes first person with nursing background to land cabinet role

MP and former nurse is now secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport

Evidence and Practice

How to undertake effective mouth care and oral assessments

How to undertake effective mouth care and oral assessments

Learn ways to promote oral health and comfort, and prevent or treat disease

Role of emotional intelligence in effective nurse leadership

Role of emotional intelligence in effective nurse leadership

Practical activities leaders can undertake to develop their skills in this area

Individual and organisational strategies to develop resilience in the nursing workforce

Individual and organisational strategies to develop resilience in the nursing workforce

Learn how resilience is linked to physical and mental well-being – and how to increase it

Open access

Assessing and managing mental health issues in people with chronic skin conditions

Understand the psychological effects of these conditions that patients may experience


Reviewing the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of ketamine

Familiarise yourself with the nursing implications of ketamine use

How to change a suprapubic catheter effectively

How to change a suprapubic catheter effectively

Recognise the potential complications and how to avoid them


Angela Gallagher

Nurse who cared for our daughter with leukaemia is ‘credit to the profession’

Angela Gallagher was nominated for the Patient's Choice award by former nurse Linda Davies

Muzit Ghebreab

Compassionate end of life care: team helped our family cope ‘at worst time of our lives’

Ward managers Rosily Padayathil and Muzit Ghebreab are Patient’s Choice award finalists

Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with complex mental and physical needs

Orna Carey

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

Paul Murray

Nurse nominated for posthumous award ‘made patients feel special’

Paul Murray received a record number of nominations for the Patient’s Choice award


Fair pay: why we need to shout louder than ever before

If nurses leave, how can the government deliver on its care plans?

Flexible retirement from the NHS: your options if the end of working life is in sight

Choices you have if you’re wondering how and when to start drawing your pension

Overseas nurses: the career opportunities are there, but what about long-term support?

It’s up to recruiting organisations to provide both – and do it ethically


Stress and your nursing studies: how to minimise and manage it

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, understanding the triggers of stress can help you cope

Sharps injuries: knowing how to prevent them and understanding your risk

Accidents with needles or blades are a key occupation hazard – find out how to stay safe

Handovers and what you need to know to get them right

Tools and strategies for nursing students: how to conquer your fears and build confidence


Heading for retirement? Pension options and fulfilling opportunities to use your skills

There are more ways to retire than calling a sudden halt to your career and earning power

Admiral Nurses in the community: helping carers cope with the uncertainty of dementia

Primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills of the role

Becoming an advanced clinical practitioner: what you need to know

From the four pillars to credentialing, what it takes to achieve advanced practice