Editorial

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Flexible working: why the NHS must make it work if it wants to retain its nurses

Nurses deserve work-life balance and employers must find ways to help them achieve it

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NHS nurse retention: yes pay is key, but so are working conditions

Nursing staff need and deserve not just time for breaks, but the spaces to take them

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While you’re running on empty, health services are running on your guilt and goodwill

Nurses feeling duty-bound to turn up for work when sick is unfair and unsustainable

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Mandatory vaccination: ‘no jab, no job’ rule is more like ‘no sense, no sensitivity’

Staggeringly high staff sickness levels must force the government to think again

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Where next?: how the pandemic has made nurses reconsider their careers

Whether leaving the register, changing roles or improving practice, your well-being is vital

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Alcohol use: what to do when a coping mechanism becomes a serious problem

Don't let stigma or fear stop you from accessing the support you need

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Nurses are exhausted and need incentives – ultimatums do nothing for workforce retention

Our end of life care survey shows impact on patients when nurse staffing is inadequate

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Flexible working requests: is work-life balance finally within reach?

If this rule change is handled well by employers, it could herald a cultural shift in the NHS

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Could curtailing practice hours improve students’ experience of clinical placements?

New nursing student numbers are up but our attrition research suggests a complex picture

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NHS nursing staff hold RCN banners as they set out on fair pay march to Whitehall in July 2021l

NHS pay award: having to wrangle over a fair deal is the last thing nurses need now

If ministers want to boost nurse retention, a mere 3% pay award is not the way to do it

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Mandatory vaccination for nursing staff: why conversation trumps coercion

Expert persuasion is a far better way to combat vaccine hesitancy than legal diktat

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Anger over pay and staffing is not surprising, but it is preventable

Nine out of ten nurses tell our survey the don’t feel valued by politicians in power

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Nurses’ uniform: is it time to ditch the dress for good?

Lessons may be learned from the workwear experience of nurses in the pandemic
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Is nursing a calling or a career choice?

The idea of nursing as a vocation is at odds with a professional image – and salary to match
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Shift patterns: why nurses deserve greater say over when they work

Ability to plan around work commitments is key to nurses’ work-life balance
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Pay rise for nurses: a better deal can no longer be a matter for debate

The case for fair pay in the NHS is crystal clear, and it is made every day by this pandemic
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Our well-being centre is a hub for mental health support in these toughest of times

The pandemic is putting nurses under immense emotional strain, but we’re here to help
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If ministers make one new year’s resolution, it should be to fund nurses’ pay properly

Nurse staffing must be a priority area too – 2020 offers ample evidence of that

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