Analysis

Common but crushing: how skin conditions can affect mental health

The information you need to support patients coping with ‘just a skin condition’

COVID-19 vaccination: have you had yours?

With all front-line health and social care staff now eligible, we look at the roll-out so far

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

Skin damage caused by PPE

COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

A nurse in PPE, wearing a visor, mask and gown

COVID-19 workplace support: initiatives promoting nurse health and well-being

Virtual wobble rooms, PPE marshals, welfare cafés – how employers are supporting staff

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

COVID-19: how to help patients cope with the mental health impact of the pandemic

Nurses in all settings will encounter patients affected by anxiety or depression

Diabetes care catch-up: which patients should take priority as COVID-19 continues?

Many patients have missed out on care during the pandemic - now services are under pressure

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: what to say to allay patients’ concerns

Not everyone trusts the coronavirus vaccine – but advice from nurses can change minds

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out so far: nurses’ experiences in hospitals and GP surgeries

As the programme extends into primary care, teams will need support

Can virtual placements compare? The realities of blended learning during COVID-19

Nursing courses moved classes online amid the pandemic, but some changes might stay

Should I say sorry? How to handle complaints – and how to learn from them

While patient feedback can be difficult to hear, showing empathy may help resolve issues

Elective care backlog: the struggle to catch up and stay COVID-free

Teams are innovating ways to cut planned surgery waiting lists amid the second wave

2020 – a year like no other for the world in general and nurses in particular

Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future

‘Flashbacks and depression’: depleted nurses talk about their health as cases surge

Many nurses report that their health has yet to recover after the COVID-19 first wave

Racism and nursing students: how to call it out and where to seek support

Students often feel they lack support to report incidents, whether on campus or placement

Why blood samples are rejected and how to reduce the risk of error

Diagnosis and treatment can be delayed if the lab says a sample is unsuitable to process

Why nurses need to talk about vitamin D with their patients

As daylight hours get shorter, many people will need to top up their vitamin D levels

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