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How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they’re inevitable

Falls should be seen as shocking, rather than normal hospital events

Podcasts for nurses: five of the best to keep you learning while you listen

Dip into our pick of podcasts on issues that affect your work and well-being

Opioid prescribing: tackling the ‘time bomb’ of long-term use and addiction

How to spot red flags, advise patients and help them find other ways to cope

Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – how to support patients

GORD is a common condition with debilitating symptoms that should not be underestimated

Nursing, a career that runs in families… or does it?

Second and third generation nurses on whether their career was inspired by family role models

COVID-19: the support available for nurses facing emotional and financial hardship

How organisations such as the RCN Foundation are helping staff, and how to apply for a grant

Nursing leadership: which type is right for you?

Effective leadership can inspire staff and improve care

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Empathy at the end of life: how to care without compromising your well-being

A cancer nurse specialist shares her experience of learning self-care in her new book

Leg pain and inflammation: why nurses need to think superficial vein thrombosis

Superficial thrombophlebitis is under-recognised, but if left untreated it can lead to DVT

Paid placements for nursing students: your questions answered

The placement options for every year, plus what to do if you’re struggling due to COVID-19

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups
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How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health, and what to do about it

There are so many reasons to feel anxious about coronavirus, but help is out there

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Transgender nurses in the workplace: how trusts are supporting gender diversity

The NHS has made rapid progress in recent years – and we all have a part to play

Fair pay, safe staffing and support during COVID-19: priorities for nursing in 2021

The RCN general secretary on being an advocate for nursing in its most difficult year to date

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