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Here’s why every nurse should know about our mental health support services

Pandemic causing surge in demand for the work of healthcare professionals’ well-being charity

Student placements: we need to ‘feed’ our future nurses to build them up

Why does nurses’ famed kindness not always extend to each other, or those in training?

Why nurse managers need to start saying ‘yes’ to flexible working

Even small changes to staff working patterns can improve care and retain nurses

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Fair pay: the only option that helps us keep the nurses we have

The international nurse stopgap is no longer a possibility. COVID-19 demands a values shift

Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Expert advice

The UK needs foreign nurses to keep coming, but the pandemic is stopping them

The flow of overseas nurses has all but dried up since the coronavirus outbreak

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Does my employer have to give me time off for a job interview?

Your nursing contract may not cover this step in your job search, so be prepared to negotiate

Can I leave a nursing job without working the full notice period?

Be aware of the consequences if leaving will put you in breach of contract

A decent pay rise for nurses may take more than public support this time

With competing demands on public funds, a tough strategy for pay talks is needed

The COVID-19 crisis has shown us why embracing tech is so important for the NHS

The health service has committed to develop take up, but more funding is needed

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Picture shows a woman looking at an electronic tablet displaying a page about careers in healthcare.

Even the suggestion of a pay freeze for nurses will hurt recruitment chances

The profession’s image is at an all-time high, but promises don’t last long in politics

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Long-COVID, a term that is all too apt as we plan for our pandemic winter

Nurses must get the safeguards they deserve as they prepare for a second wave of infections

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Students can see the value in a nursing career – let’s not put them off

More people are starting nursing courses this year, despite an ill-conceived recruitment advert

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Prime minister Boris Johnson clapping outside No 10 Downing Street. Picture: Alamy

There should be no need to explain why nurses deserve a pay rise now

After the COVID-19 crisis, many are rightly angry over the recent public sector increase

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montage of images of nursing staff who died in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic

In remembrance: we invite you to share memories of colleagues who died in the pandemic

We hope online Book of Remembrance will be a comfort to bereaved families of nursing staff

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Nurses deserve a pay rise fit for ‘heroes’

Praise is welcome, but it’s time the profession secured a different kind of recognition

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The army deliver a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas' Hospital, London. Picture:Getty Images

COVID-19: Nurses are here for the public – the government must be there for them

Delivering PPE supplies is a start, but staff will need further support on the front line

Your views

Violence against nurses: will harsher sentences for assaults on emergency workers help?

In 2021, the maximum penalty in England and Wales will double to two years in prison

Readers’ panel: How prepared is the NHS for a second wave of COVID-19?

Nurses know more now about caring for patients with COVID-19, but they’re exhausted

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Readers’ panel: will a pay rise be enough to stop nurses leaving the profession?

A broad boost in pay does not apply to nurses, yet many say they may quit over poor pay

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Readers’ panel: should suspensions have been lifted for some nurses amid the pandemic?

The NMC removed the fitness to practise sanctions to boost the front-line workforce

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauding nurses and other health workers in Downing Street

Readers’ panel: Would a public sector pay freeze be a ‘slap in the face’ for nurses?

Nursing unions don’t like the sound of one suggestion revealed in a leaked Whitehall document

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Picture shows people in west London taking part in a Clap for Carers. Applause for nurses is a feature of the pandemic, but whether public understanding of the profession has improved is debatable.

Readers’ panel: has COVID-19 changed the public perception of nursing?

The weekly Clap for Carers is welcome recognition of the professionalism of NHS staff

Reviews

Health Communication: Theoretical and critical perspectives

This frank and bold text sets out to dispel assumptions and fill a much-needed gap in health communication literature

Working Together in Clinical Supervision: A Guide for Supervisors and Supervisees

A useful, well-written book primarily aimed at less experienced supervisors and supervisees. It would be most suited to busy mental health professionals seeking an up-to-date and concise text to guide their clinical supervision

Book review: Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Retired practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Pain: A Sociological Introduction

Individual stories that will resonate with those who experience pain are included in this book, which is a refreshing and easy read while tackling a wide topic in an informative way

Recovery in Mental Health Nursing

The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental health practice, but the contents are clearly directed towards nursing students

Positive Communication: Activities to reduce isolation and improve the wellbeing of...

Useful activities to help boost confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing in older people

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