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Does my manager have the right to phone me when I am off sick?

We explain your rights and obligations, plus how often is too often when it comes to contact

Suicide among nurses: how we can reduce risk and stigma by simply talking

Ways to support colleagues through open, honest discussions

How to support young caregivers – an often unseen network

Patient care planning should take into account young people who care for family members

What nurses really want for Christmas: better pay and conditions

The profession deserves a better deal all round, all year, not a teabag ‘thank you’ treat

We can’t rebuild health services without it – so who’s focusing on staff well-being?

Shortages and pandemic pressures have caused high rates of mental ill-health among nurses

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Is it any wonder grateful patients want to slip underpaid nurses some money?

Taking cash gifts is a no-no, but if nurses were paid properly, the issue might not arise

NHS pension changes: don’t be forced to raid your savings pot to make ends meet

Making nurses choose between more money now and a better retirement is callous

No time for silence: speaking up is the only way to stop abuse of patients

Allegations of mistreatment at Edenfield Centre remind us of the responsibility we all have

Nursing as an investment, not a cost – how the UK compares to its neighbours

UK recruitment and education numbers come up short in WHO report

Show of appreciation: what’s the problem with a teabag ‘treat’?

Maybe managers should focus instead on ensuring the breaks in which to enjoy a cuppa

When nurses make mistakes, is it the workplace that’s setting them up to fail?

Exploring complex human factors is a better way to prevent errors from recurring

Why now is the time to promote nursing as a career for men

Gender diversity is good for patients, and could help solve the NHS staffing crisis

What it’s like to be a new dad with postnatal depression – and how nurses can help

An assistant professor of nursing describes his own experiences of stigma and guilt

Note to the new PM: the nursing workforce crisis can’t be outsourced

Fewer UK applicants accepted on courses will mean greater reliance on overseas recruitment 

COVID-19 guidelines: what our review found was an astonishing lack of evidence base

Ill-informed reviews left nurses vulnerable – and we must not let this happen again

Courage to lead: how any nurse can create real change

No matter what your nursing experience, if you have the desire to create change, you can

Industrial action: I chose not to strike before, but this time is different

RCN Nurses of the Year appeal to colleagues to stand up for pay and patients

Delayed discharge: we must fix the wait for take-home meds to free-up precious beds

With acute beds at a premium, isn’t it time we made the process smoother?

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