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Attempting behaviour change: the good, the bad and the barriers in between

Showing a degree of vulnerability when discussing healthy behaviours with your patients can...

Outstanding opportunities at NHS Blood and Transplant Services

Leadership development programmes for staff at every level are among the attractions at the...

When work triggers painful emotions

Switching off from patients is not a good idea, but neither is being at the mercy of your...

Show you have the right attitudes for the job

Employers today ask for more than relevant skills and experience: they also want to know...

How to shine at interviews

Preparation is key to a successful interview. Plan well, do your research and the job could...

Agency nursing hit by tax change

For the past 18 months agency nurses have seen their wages under threat, with trusts ordered...

Nurse leaders: learn how to shape policy

Nurses should have a say in policy-making at all levels, but many feel they lack the skills...

How to turn your CV into a personal marketing tool

A good CV is the first step to getting your ideal job – here’s how to make yours work for you

Put your appraisal plan into action

Having completed your appraisal, you will have a development plan for the coming year. Here'...

Make the most of your annual appraisal

It is easy to regard your appraisal as a chore, but if approached properly, it can put you...

Further study for further development: the primacy of postgraduate studies

Since nursing became an all-graduate profession, undertaking a master's degree has become an...

Paul Edwards: busting the private sector myths

Paul Edwards of Bupa UK urges you to keep an independent mind when choosing your next career...

Careers in nursing research: finding the evidence for better care

If you are interested in investigating the issues that matter most to patients, research may...
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Lucy Gillespie: The good preceptorship guide

A good preceptorship programme can help you survive your first year as a newly-qualified...
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Revalidation

'Reflective practice will give nurses back its voice'

How to cope with change and uncertainty

Nursing has always been unpredictable and under pressure. Mandy Day-Calder advises nurses...

Picking up the pieces after you make a mistake

All nurses dread making an error, but if it does happen, there are things you can do to...

Mindfulness Part 3: Don’t give up

In the concluding part of a three-part series, Mandy Day-Calder reveals how to overcome the...

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