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People sitting on rows of benches at the emergency department of the Royal Free Hospital in London

Fewer nurses in emergency departments linked to serious patient outcomes

Lower staffing levels mean long waits and patients leaving without being seen, study shows

Nurse Sharon Woods with Caroline Swan, whose life she helped to save following a stroke

Nurse spots signs of stroke and helps save colleague’s life

Sharon Woods acted swiftly when stroke ward colleague Caroline Swan experienced one herself

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Three nurses walking through a hospital ward, chatting and smiling

How nurses can build their confidence at work

We discuss what is meant by confidence and steps that nurses can take to improve it

Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Photo of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021. Failures in her care inspired Martha's rule, which will be rolled out in April 2024.

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

Woman, whose head is seen from behind, faces an official panel of questioners. NMC's independent panels will investigate cases of suspended registration fraud

NMC register fraud investigations: nurses to face hearings soon

Panels will examine cases of people suspected of gaining fraudulent entry to UK register

Evidence and Practice

 Health promotion: reconfiguring nurses’ practice to reduce social inequalities

Health promotion: reconfiguring nurses’ practice to reduce social inequalities

Moving towards a wider consideration of structural factors affecting patients’ health

 Online spaces and the control of communicable diseases: implications for nursing practice

Online spaces and the control of communicable diseases: implications for nursing

The benefits and challenges of using online spaces such as social media platforms

Nurse productivity: using evidence to enhance nurses’ use of time

Improving nurse productivity: using evidence to enhance nurses’ use of time

Recognise various approaches that may assist in optimising time usage

Analysing arterial blood gas results using the RoMe technique

Analysing arterial blood gas results using the RoMe technique

A simplified approach to ABG analysis using three main values

Enhancing gender equality for women using person-centred care and cultural curiosity

Enhancing gender equality for women using person-centred care and cultural curiosity

Consider strategies you could use in your practice to improve equality

Evaluating a competency framework for rheumatology nurses

Evaluating a competency framework for rheumatology nurses

Learn about an evaluation to determine its usefulness and acceptability

Features

Illustration shows healthcare staff around a table formed from a clock face to suggest a team approach to rostering

Rostering: could more control over your shift timings transform your work-life balance?

Team-based rostering pilots point to improved staff retention and greater collaboration

An illustration showing a smiling nurse in uniform standing in front of a crowd, represented by several sets of hands raised high and clapping

Daunted by public speaking? Tips to take you from nervous to confident

Nurse experts share their advice on how to prepare well and engage an audience

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

Image representing rising prices shows a jagged red arrow pointing upwards against an assortment of groceries spilling out of a paper bag

A guide to managing your finances: how to save money and access support

Four experts offer their top tips for nurses on tax, pensions, debt and grants

An illustration of a group of nurses of different ages standing together inside a big speech bubble

How can nursing teams improve communication between generations?

Five nurses on the learning opportunities in teams with different levels of experience

An illustration of a smart phone being held aloft with app logos swirling around it

Apps for nurses: our round-up of the best smartphone tools for your work and home life

Whether you are planning shifts or a night out, there are all sorts of apps that can help

Opinion

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Illustration of bullying shows two people, one is aggressive. Giant speech bubble from him weighs heavily on the back of the other person

When ‘banter’ is no laughing matter and should not be tolerated in healthcare workplaces

If a colleague’s behaviour intimidates, belittles or offends, managers must act

Illustration showing healthcare staff in different uniforms, representing different professions, standing on top of piles of coins of varying heights, suggesting pay differences between professions

NHS pay: would a separate pay spine benefit nurses?

We ask our readers if a split from Agenda for Change is the best approach

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

Students

An illustration showing a nurse in the middle of a circle of six other healthcare staff with arrows pointing away from the nurse to illustrate delegation of work

How can I become more confident in delegating nursing tasks?

Delegation is a key nursing skill but can be challenging, here is some practical advice

Image of a male and a female nurse in uniform walking forwards with their arms outstretched backwards and palms upward indicating refusal

Can I refuse to care for a patient as a nursing student?

If and when refusal to treat may be acceptable on placement – and how to deal with issues

Photo of woman giving evidence in a courtroom

What is it like to give evidence in a Coroner’s Court?

Nursing students are using a mock court to gain experience they may require in their career

Careers

A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurse have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

An ambulance nurse wearing a high visibility jacket talks to a patient who is holding an oxygen mask to his face

Ambulance nurses: what does this emergency first responder role involve?

What it takes to work alongside paramedics taking potentially life-saving decisions

What you need to be a chief nurse – and my top tips for getting there

Focus on developing your skills in roles you love, and keep on learning

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