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Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

Revalidation: novel ways to fulfill your CPD hours during COVID-19

NMC says ‘learning can be achieved in a variety of ways’ – and e-learning plays a major part

Lost out on a promotion? How to use the experience to build your career

Being knocked back can be deflating, but with our tips you can turn it to your advantage

Supporting patients with IBS: dietary advice and care to improve quality of life

What you need to know to help reduce the impact of this chronic, often debilitating condition

Pay rise for nurses: what a new deal might look like

Nurses exhausted by the pandemic could leave in droves unless pay is addressed, unions warn

Coronavirus reinfection: what we know so far

The risk for nurses, plus how to advise patients worried about contracting COVID again

COVID-19 one year on: how nurses rose to the challenge, whatever their setting

The pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on nurses – but coping comes at a cost

Long-COVID: the range of symptoms and how to help your patients

Understanding the long-term implications for individuals and where to signpost for support

Caring for trans and non-binary people: overcoming the fear of ‘getting it wrong’

How to address inequitable treatment and improve communication with patients

How nutrition can help prevent and treat pressure ulcers

A balanced diet and good hydration are vital for patients to maintain robust and healthy skin

Napping on a nursing shift: can it help to fight fatigue?

Night shifts and long hours can affect sleep and the risk of errors. Are naps the answer?

Mass vaccination: what it’s like working in the UK’s biggest clinic

One nurse’s experience of a landmark day at a COVID-19 vaccination centre

Redeployed in emergency care: anxiety and dread in one 12-hour shift

The RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 describes a day on the front line in the COVID-19 second wave

Rotas and shift patterns: who should make the decisions?

What nurses told us about lack of control over their shifts and cost to work-life balance

Why nurses need to talk about vitamin D with their patients

As spring arrives and lockdown eases, nurses can encourage people to boost vitamin D levels

Anxious and agitated: how to help a nervous patient

Using communication skills to understand and diminish your patients’ fears about treatment

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

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