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Florence Nightingale Barbie doll

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll unveiled in tribute to inspiring women

New model forms part of range celebrating women who have broken boundaries

Liverpool Community Health nurse director Helen Lockett

NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking to nurses during a visit to the East Midlands and East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in October 2019, before the government promised to boost NHS nursing numbers by 50,000

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention

Coronavirus illustration

Coronavirus: community nurses begin training to carry out home testing

Concern about how district and primary care staff will find the time for extra home visits

Construction site

Poor funding for mental health trusts is jeopardising patient safety – NHS Providers

Survey of trusts in England finds inadequate investment to maintain and upgrade buildings

NMC headquarters in London

Abolish the NMC: MP hits out at decision not to strike off ‘bullying’ nurse director

Helen Lockett was suspended for failing to report risks to patient safety

Evidence and Practice

Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education

Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education

The benefits and challenges of using NEWS2 as an educational tool

Pathophysiology and treatment of hypovolaemia and hypovolaemic shock

Pathophysiology and treatment of hypovolaemia and hypovolaemic shock

What you need to know about their presentation, progression and treatment pathway

Implementing collective leadership in healthcare organisations

Implementing collective leadership in healthcare organisations

Develop a culture where formal and informal leaders work together to improve care

Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy

Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy

Learn about patient assessment, and the potential risks and complications

Person-centred approaches to improve access to cardiac rehabilitation

Enhance equity of access to programmes and tailor them to patients’ needs and preferences

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

Understand the role of the nurse in reducing medication errors


illustration shows nurses climbing up the side of a mountain to reach the summit

Moving up: a clear career pathway retains great staff and makes recruitment easier

How one trust taps the potential of long-serving as well as new nursing staff

The intern team: (from left) chief nurse Kathryn Halford, recruitment nurse and senior lead intern Beverley Sawer, intern (junior doctors and nursing) Taz Ebenezer, senior intern (AHPs) Sarah Davies, and intern (nursing) Anne Honey

Supporting Gen X and Z: what it takes to retain newly qualified nurses

How a team of senior nurses is helping newer recruits thrive – and improving retention

Violence against nurses: how workplaces can help to protect staff

What your workplace can do to help prevent and manage aggressive behaviour from patients

Rewards for the night team at Monklands

What does your employer do to make nurses feel valued?

Employers and senior nurses are finding new ways to show staff they are appreciated

Obesity and overweight is more common in nurses than other professional groups, research has found

Why being an overweight nurse matters - and what to do about it

Management support and simple steps can make a big difference to a growing problem

Image of a nurse holding a speech bubble that contains a picture depicting a nursing task. How nurses describe their profession has an impact on the way policymakers, politicians and the public perceive the role

Have you ever described yourself as ‘just a nurse’?

How people talk about nursing can diminish its value – here’s what you can do differently


Image of man contemplating, with question marks around him

When patient choice becomes a decision-making dilemma

Not everyone is comfortable with a ‘choose your own’ approach to care, says Jane Bates

woman sits at her desk, looking at her phone and blowing her nose

When does feeling unwell tip over into being too sick to work?

There are degrees of sickness and not all of them mean nurses are unfit for any work at all

Reporting to senior colleagues

Reporting concerns about a senior colleague is a necessary act of courage

Whistleblowing is never easy – particularly if the person is in a position of power


clinical team works on a patient

There’s no time for hesitation when you’re faced with a deteriorating patient

Don't be afraid to put theory into practice – your patient’s life may depend on it

young nurse, who is a man, in consultation with a patient

These 3 lessons helped me survive and grow as a newly qualified nurse

One nurse draws on personal experience to offer new registrants advice in their first job

Confidentiality illustration

Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust


Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

University programmes can help to restore skills and confidence of qualified nurses who want to return to nursing

Is a return-to-practice course right for you?

How a 16-week programme tackles the challenges of returning after a career break

two men in face to face discussion

Why forensic mental health nursing is such a rewarding career

A challenging role where compassion and advocacy go hand in hand with public protection