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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

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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

In 2017-18, 15% of BME staff in the NHS in England reported incidents of discrimination 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

Nurse looking stressed. Three quarters of nurses said they regularly work shifts without breaks. Picture: iStock

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

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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

Illustration shows worried nurse treading a fine line

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

A young woman with a book and a satchel outside a building with her head in her hands. One in four student nurses leave before the end of their degree. Picture: iStock

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?

Student finance: what you need to know before you start your nursing degree

Juggling studying with financial responsibilities can be tough. Here are our top tips

NHS People Plan: the crucial gap in the nursing workforce target

Varied data collection methods make it hard to gauge exact nurse numbers and vacancies

When and how to talk to a patient about their diet and lifestyle

Health promotion is an NMC requirement, but discussing weight can be difficult for nurses

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

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