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Windrush generation nurses: reflections on racism and career triumphs against the odds

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica recall subtle discrimination and blatant barriers

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

What to say to a bereaved colleague

How to offer support, bearing in mind the different ways faiths and cultures deal with loss

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Magnet hospitals: what makes them places where nurses want to work?

Why UK hospitals are trialling the US model and what it means for staff and patients

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

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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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

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