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Challenges and rewards of being a peer reviewer

Overcoming her initial doubts, Elizabeth Wake became a regular reviewer for a professional...

Facing the challenges of leadership

In the middle of a busy shift you may find the demands of leadership overwhelming. In the...

Develop your leadership qualities

The NHS needs strong leadership - but what exactly does this mean? In the first of a three-...

Give praise when it’s due, don’t wait for the farewell party

Nurses know they have a duty to raise concerns, but it's also good practice to give positive...

Minimise the stress of relocating

Moving house and starting a new job are both high up on the list of stressful life events...

Challenging employers who fail to comply with regulations

Mounting pressures on nurses mean many are working much longer hours, with no proper breaks...

Should I stay or should I go? Part 2

As a nurse you have skills and experience that are in demand outside the NHS and the...

Equal pay for work of equal value: the pay band revolution

Pay restraint and the down-banding of roles has demoralised the nursing workforce. At this...

Weighing up the pros and cons before you quit your job: Part 1

Leaving your job is a big step, especially if it means moving outside the NHS or even ending...

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...
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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 a CV into your personal marketing tool

A good CV is the essential first step to getting your ideal job. RCN careers adviser Julie...

Put your appraisal plan into action

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

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