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Healthcare professionals should be up to speed with the value of physical activity. Picture: Neil O'Connor

Why exercise is needed now more than ever, by nurses as well as patients

Clinical physical activity champions are inspiring healthcare workers to stay healthy

Trainee nursing associates who were among the first to qualify for the role discussed their experiences of training and on the wards

What it’s like training as a nursing associate

Recruits to the newest role in UK nursing reveal their experiences in a new study

Operation Smile nurse Clark Agno-Gonzales treats a child held by a woman in Cebu, Thailand

Nurse volunteers: Why I’m proud to be part of charity’s first-ever all-female mission

Meet the NHS staff nurse enhancing her skills while helping to transform children’s lives

Occupational therapist Anna Tilney takes tea with a patient, who is dressed in his day clothes

How to make a ward day room a place where patient outcomes are transformed

A nurse’s vision is combatting deconditioning and supporting early discharge

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 Y 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

Accelerate director of education Karen Staines and wound care specialist Gabriela Kom, with a patient

The nurse-led chronic wounds service where lower limbs are the highest priority

Centre leader’s impassioned case for how every nurse can transform leg ulcer care

Nurses transform mouth care with oral hygiene plan

Two nurses devised single-use oral hygiene kit that hangs on patients’ bedsides

Florence Nightingale: Why the founder of modern nursing is still important

Nursing Standard takes an interactive look at Florence Nightingale's legacy...

Where nursing and social care meet: how care home internships inspire nursing students

Be inspired by this praised project to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020
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Top 10: The most popular articles of 2019

We look back at the most-read articles from the past 12 months
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Top 10: The most popular clinical articles of 2019

Leadership, communication and skin care feature in the most-read clinical content of the year

Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

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