Expert advice

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Verification and certification of death: what is a nurse’s role in the process?

The obligations and processes related to patient death

Nurse’s professional profile is viewed on a phone

Advertising your services: how to stay on the right side of the regulators

Social media is a useful tool if you’re self-employed, but there are rules to bear in mind

Shingles: what you need to know about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Related to chickenpox, shingles can cause complications, particularly in older people

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

Clinical supervision: what is it and how can it improve your practice and well-being?

Tips for using these reflective sessions for professional development and to reduce stress

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

Pain measurement: tools that can aid assessment, including for patients with dementia

Find out about the tools and scales for acute and chronic pain that can aid your practice

Sickle cell disease: how to improve patients’ quality of life

Novel drug expected to reduce pain of sickle cell crisis and reduce emergency admissions

When would I need to self-refer to the NMC?

Expectations related to ill health and legal action, plus what doesn’t warrant self-referral

The everyday objects nurses tell us they can’t leave home without

What’s on your list of essentials for your work bag or locker?

Revalidation: what to do if you’re running out of time and work pressures aren’t helping

Your quick guide to stress-free revalidation, plus what to do if you need an extension

COVID-19 home treatments for vulnerable people: the new antiviral options

Who is eligible for the treatments, what they do and how they are administered

Diabetes management at the end of life: advice for non-specialist nurses

End of life care sees a shift in focus from reaching targets to avoiding distressing symptoms

Self-rostering and e-rostering: flexible ways to schedule shifts

Challenges, benefits and guidance for the implementation of alternative rostering methods

Protected titles: what are the legal implications of calling yourself a nurse?

Where attempts to protect the title ‘nurse’ in law stand and why it matters

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