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The Scottish national nursing uniform uses different shades of blue to differentiate between roles

Patients are confused by inconsistent nurses’ uniforms – and they’re not alone

Why nurses favour a UK-wide standardised uniform that makes clear who does what

pair of hands with signs of dermatitis

Sore hands? How nurses can prevent and treat contact dermatitis

The condition can be devastating for nurses – but there are steps you can take to reduce risk

illustration shows contents of person's head – cogs and wheels – being examined and manipulated

Who said cognitive behaviour therapy was only about mental health?

Nurses explain how they use CBT to support well-being of patients with physical conditions

Call the midwife

What nurses think about their portrayal on television

From Call the Midwife to 24 Hours in A&E, staff talk about healthcare on the small screen

The Ibrahim family (L-R) April, Isaac and Magdi Ibrahim, with baby Eliana. This article looksw at the legal and professional implications of nurses going to the aid of people in trouble outside their workplace.

The Good Samaritan nurse: why you need to weigh the personal and professional risks

Legal and professional implications of going to the aid of people away from your workplace

Norovirus, shingles, cld,fluand tonsillitis were among the most common illnesses nurses attributed to work

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick

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12-hour shifts: a threat to safety or essential to your work-life balance?

Many nurses see long shifts as helpful to their home life, but the risks can’t be ignored

Illustration highlighting the 'conveyor belt' of directors of nursing in the UK

The high turnover of chief nurses and why it undermines front-line staff

Many directors of nursing don’t get a chance to hit their stride – or champion their staff

Illustration showing arrivals at an airport, with an arrivals board showing a breakdown of nurse numbers coming from different countries

Can the NHS stick to its commitment to ethical recruitment?

Amid global healthcare staffing shortages, the NHS is relying more heavily on overseas nurses

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Talking about death: how and when to broach difficult conversations

Expert nurses share what they have learned about supporting patients when they get bad news

Sickle cell disease refers to a group of blood disorders, the most severe of which is sickle cell anaemia

The blood disorders that nursing students are failing to learn about

Lack of awareness of sickle cell and thalassaemia is leaving patients at risk, experts warn

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Being a nurse in the menopause: why it’s no time for taboos

Women coping with menopause symptoms deserve support and empathy in the workplace

Racism in the NHS: are things getting better or worse for BME staff?

Hiding behind racism as a ‘minority issue’ ignores its wider impact on staff and patients

Well-being survey: ‘inhumane’ shifts leave no time even for a sip of water

Exclusive research shows understaffing and issues with management are risking nurses’ health

Flu jab: every nurse’s moral duty, or no one’s business but yours?

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised

Clinical negligence: the accusation no nurse ever wants to face

NHS staff are insured by their employers, but elsewhere nurse indemnity is less clear-cut

Nursing student attrition: are we losing the battle?

Investigation finds that a quarter of UK student nurses fail to complete their studies

Want to quit your job? Here’s how the NHS is trying to change your mind

Retention programme has 800 success stories so far, but can it make a real difference?

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