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How to settle into a new post successfully

Starting a new job can be daunting, with the early days especially bringing new experiences and challenges. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to make the transition go smoothly.
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Starting a new job can be daunting, with the early days especially bringing new experiences and challenges. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to make the transition go smoothly

Starting a new job often means saying goodbye to day-to-day familiarity. Facing change head-on can be exciting but it can also be stressful, and everyone copes differently. Regardless of where you are in your nursing career, the early days in a new post are often challenging as you learn to adapt to an unfamiliar environment, colleagues and responsibilities.

It is easy to retreat into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour when under stress, such as beating yourself up about your perceived lack of ability or being overly friendly in an

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