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Sickness reviews and your rights: don’t be alarmed if you’re asked to explain time off

Advice on nurses’ rights when employers trigger investigations into sickness absence

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture shows upper part of Big Ben at dusk with a statue of a horse and chariot in the foreground. Struggling to adapt to the changing pace of life after retiring from nursing, Jane Bates lists some of the mental triggers that still keep her on edge.

I may have retired from nursing, but nursing has not retired from me

Recently-retired Jane Bates reflects on the everyday triggers that keep her on her toes

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Let’s make 2020 our chance to push for more nurse funding

Year of the Nurse and Midwife presents an opportunity to advance the profession

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Bullying at work: we all know nursing is far from immune, but support is out there

Whether you’re being bullied, or witnessing it, the RCN’s Josephine Brady offers advice

When nurse and carer roles collide: the pressures of nursing a dying loved one

Delivering end of life care can change a family relationship

Shelina Begum, mother of Tafida Raqueeb, speaking outside court

Ethical nursing practice means being willing to show moral courage – despite the risks

Develop the confidence to have a say in complex decision-making

Picture shows Alison Woods with her mother. She describes her contrasting feelings as a nurse and a daughter when called to her mother’s bedside as she lay dying.

End of life care: my experience as a nurse and daughter

Nurse Alison Woods describes her contrasting emotions during her mum's final days

The HIV/Aids ribbon pinned on a nurse's uniform

HIV: if we can achieve normalised testing we’ll be helping to banish the stigma for good

As nurses, let’s build on all the advances that have transformed care since the bleak 1980s

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Nursing shortage: the nettle politicians struggle to grasp

The NHS workforce crisis needs joined-up government action, not empty election promises

Conservative party leader Boris Johnson and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during the live TV election debate

Election promises don’t go far enough to remedy our nurse and student shortfalls

Funding for nurse education needs to be across the board, not robbing Peter to pay Paul

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With childhood immunisation rates falling, it’s time to ramp up the scare tactics

Parents should be spared no detail about the reality of diseases like diphtheria and polio

How to say sorry to patients and their families

Apologising when things go wrong is part of compassionate care – but you have to get it right

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

Joker distorts link between mental illness and violence

Joker is playing to packed cinemas, but its portrayal of mental illness is worrying 

Put that snack away: childhood obesity and the case for banning food on public transport

The idea of outlawing train picnics sounds extreme, but there’s wisdom in it

Let’s talk about the menopause at work

After struggling with symptoms, a nurse chief executive is promoting a culture of openness

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