Expert advice

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Workforce: England is falling behind on safe staffing

The government would do well to follow the examples of our closest neighbours

Diabetes in hospital

What can I do to help improve medication safety for patients with diabetes?

How to be at the forefront of the drive to improve care for inpatients with diabetes

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The extent of reliance on agency nurses points to the depth of the malaise in the NHS

Temporary staff now have to cover chronic nursing shortages, not just unplanned absence

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Legal advice: Can I accept a fee for giving a presentation at a conference?

As a nurse, it's important to avoid being seen to endorse a product or service

Legal advice: Are patients allowed to read their bedside notes?

Patients are sometimes allowed to see bedside notes but have no automatic right to do so

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Workforce: collapse in district nurse numbers is happening now – action to halt it isn’t

Ministers’ ‘golden hellos’ plan to boost district nurse recruitment still hasn’t materialised

Workforce: Puzzling over the failure to scale up nurse education

England’s failure to increase training of nurses shows the profession has lost out

Student attrition targets shift from unlikely to illusory

The student attrition rate is stuck but targets to improve it seem illusory

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Legal advice: Can I take my annual leave when I want?

Holiday allowance is a legal right but when you take it must be arranged with your employer

Nurses liable for making medication errors

Gosport scandal: nurses need to be aware of the liabilities of making medication errors

Nurses could be struck off or even face criminal charges for administering medicines wrongly

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Nurse pay: UK unions need to follow New Zealand’s lead

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has negotiated an impressive pay deal

Public wants EU nurses

Recruitment contradictions only confuse the post-Brexit plan

Most leave voters want the UK to continue recruiting EU nurses, but how will that work?

The risks of technology can outweigh the benefits

Patient safety and confidentiality may be under threat in the increasingly digital workplace

Nurses face so many uncertainties over Brexit and immigration control

EU nurses in the UK need to know what their post-Brexit status will be

Nicola Sturgeon's offer to nurses challenges unions and employers

The more Scotland goes its own way on pay, the more it will have to handle its own processes

Implications for nurses who give first aid outside of work

Although the UK does not have a Good Samaritan law, nurses have a duty to help

Workforce: New technology will not displace old funding issues

The prime minister may laud the benefits of IT, but the NHS has more pressing needs

What’s new about revised NMC standards for prescribers

Revised standards change time limits on nurses taking courses

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