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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

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

From career worries to well-being goals: how I survived COVID-19 shielding

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation

If you want to educate the public – ask a nurse

Public health campaigns are a blunt necessity, but nurses have the expertise to help people...

Keeping older patients active: undoing the adverse effects of lockdown

The challenge of addressing deconditioning, that unwelcome by-product of social distancing

Recruitment, retention, feeling valued: what would a fair pay rise mean for you?

Nurses and unions will accept nothing less than a better deal following the COVID-19 crisis

Nurses need support – and a pay rise – before we face the second wave

Enthusiasm for front-line staff must extend beyond the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

Obesity in nursing: why fat-shaming helps no one

Thin nurse does not equal better nurse, but obesity is a risk factor we need to address

Nursing after COVID-19: the long-term impact of our high-profile role

Stark images during the pandemic have dispelled old myths and stereotypes about nurses

Wearing a face mask to the shop is a small price to pay to save lives

Preventing further spread of COVID-19 is the least we can do to thank front-line workers

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

Could survivor’s guilt be a lasting impact for patients recovering from COVID-19?

Research nurses say some patients experience anxiety and guilt after discharge

PPE is vital, but gloves are no substitute for hand hygiene

Hand hygiene remains the key to preventing the spread of infection

Demystifying spiritual care: let’s start with what it isn’t

Meeting patients’ spiritual needs is not solely about faith, but finding out what matters

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