Analysis

Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

How to help patients get a better night’s sleep in hospital

Sleep is vital for good health and recovery, but wards are not always the most restful places

Have you ever been ‘Datixed’? How to end weaponised incident reporting

Bullying and back-covering is leading to inappropriate ‘safety’ reports in the NHS

Making change happen: how to introduce fresh ideas and bring your colleagues with you

Implement and sustain your vision with maximum collaboration and minimum stress

Violence against nurses: why do so many attacks go unreported?

How to support colleagues, increase reporting and response to incidents

Personalised care: how to prioritise shared decision-making in your practice

Practical steps you can take to make this key NHS goal part of everyday patient care

RSV cases are already high – are you prepared for a possible winter surge?

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

Your guide to RCN congress 2021

All you need to know about this year’s amended programme, educational events and lectures

12-hour shifts: love them or loathe them?

Compressed working hours may afford you more time off, but pose questions about safety

Compassion in nursing: how to develop and maintain your skills

It’s an essential part of nursing, but should extend beyond patient care to self-care

Remote working: how to use communication skills to improve team cohesion and well-being

Some systems set up to keep in touch during the pandemic are here to stay

How to survive night shifts: advice on protecting your health and well-being

Sleep expert Steven Lockley’s tips to help you establish good routines around night shifts

Quitting before they qualify: what’s behind the spike in nursing students dropping out?

The pressures pushing nursing undergraduates to leave their degrees early

Urosepsis: what to look for when treating a patient with a UTI

One in four sepsis cases are linked to urinary tract infection, so awareness is vital

Catheters and urinary tract infections: how to reduce the risk

Nurses have a crucial role in catheter management and preventing infections

Shame, stigma and not making a fuss – why nurses fear seeking help when at rock bottom

Nurse suicide attempts rose during the pandemic. Help for you or a colleague

NHS pension scheme: can you afford not to be in it?

What you need to do to give yourself pension peace of mind

The Sepsis Six tool: what it is and how to use it to assess a deteriorating patient

Implementing the infection control steps to improve outcomes and save lives

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