Reflective practice: your questions answered

Practical advice to help you improve your practice and complete revalidation

How does your manager recognise excellent practice?

Chief nurse Carolyn Fox explains the power of celebrating what staff do well

Why we should be asking communities for help rather than giving it

People at the sharp end of inequality can view nurses as a threat, says Heather Henry

We can learn a lot about leadership from people who aren’t nurses

A training course with people far removed from nursing offers a fresh perspective

From student to staff nurse: advice for a smooth transition

How to make the most of preceptorship, plus practical tips from educators and new registrants

I was made redundant and survived – and here’s how I did it

A nurse explains how losing a senior role made her realise the value of colleagues’ support

Shared decision-making: how nurses can help patients weigh up the issues

A person-centred approach will make interventions easier for patients to understand

'We're creating the nursing roles of the future'

As a trust chief nurse, Carolyn Morrice is a pioneer of integrated care and new nursing roles

How to recognise and treat pain in someone with dementia

When nurses ‘think pain’ and take appropriate action, it can transform patients’ lives

Chronic pain: how to support patients by asking the right questions

What you need to know about assessing an individual’s experience of pain

The network for general practice nurses of the future

How student ambassadors are helping to promote the specialty as a first-choice career

Help patients plan for a potential health crisis

The ReSPECT scheme uses advance discussions to make care choices for a future emergency

We need to speak up about why being a nurse is fantastic

England’s new chief nurse Ruth May believes this message is key to recruitment and retention

Three minutes to save a life: the course designed to raise suicide awareness

University initiative aims to equip all staff and students to support people at risk

Adapting the NEWS early warning tool to assess patients in the community

Creating baseline measurements in the patient’s own home ‘makes perfect sense’

The impact of nutritional care on patient outcomes

Why getting people eating well can be the key to getting everything right

How a hospital food plan can tackle more than nutrition

Communal dining and food waste reduction go hand in hand with the Food for Life programme

How I’m undoing the damage caused by workplace bullying

A nurse describes the professional and personal consequences of bullying by her manager