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Island life: make the move to Guernsey

Guernsey is looking to recruit nurses from the UK and applicants with strong leadership...

Working effectively in a culturally diverse team

Life coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to develop your cultural competence at work

What to look for when joining a union

Joining a union may not always be a top priority when starting a new career. But unions...

How I broke through - and my trust improved its BME approach

BME staff often find it hard to progress to senior grades in NHS organisations that remain,...

How to be a good role model

Students and new staff look to senior nurses for guidance and will often emulate what they...

Making the transition from colleague to manager

Moving from colleague to manager can be fraught with challenges for nurses. Kathy Oxtoby...

Preparing for success at an assessment centre

Assessment centres are increasingly being used by employers to ensure they recruit nurses...

Improving access to training for care home nurses

The struggle to access training has been a long-running concern for nurses who work in care...

Night shifts: the good, the bad, and the coping

As the latest research on working night shifts shows a link with coronary heart disease,...

The art of decision making

Mandy Day-Calder looks at ways to increase your confidence in your decision-making ability.

Keeping your nursing spark alive

After a well-earned summer break, it can be hard to return to the daily grind of early...

When to change jobs

How do you know when the time has come to break with what you know and take on the challenge...

Respect your patients even when you disagree with them

​Nurses have a duty to put their personal views to one side. Here are some strategies to...

Women leaders: learn together how to fulfil your potential

Men still dominate senior positions in the public sector. Management training designed for...

Charities offer a rewarding career

Making an impact in an area of health care that you are passionate about is the ideal for...

Knowing when to leave your work at the office

The unique pressures of the nursing role can make it difficult to switch off. Life coach...

When a colleague needs your support

What do you do if a colleague is having a bad day every day? Resist the urge to judge,...

Keeping community nurses safe from harm

Lone workers in community settings can be vulnerable to abuse. Dean Gurden looks at how to...

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