Expert advice

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

Maternity leave and pay: what nurses are entitled to and employers’ obligations

A guide to the complex rules on pay and time off for pregnant staff and their partners

Can my manager ban us from wearing festive clothes and jewellery at work?

Christmas outfits may spread a little cheer, but staff must remain professional

Shift pattern changes: your rights and options, and how to get what you need

What to do if your employer proposes changes that affect your health or caring role

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Holiday entitlement: how much leave you can take and when

Your annual leave rights, especially during the pandemic, and when your employer can say no

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Seasonal affective disorder: what it is, treatment options – and do light boxes work?

SAD’s multiple risk factors – including shift changes – may mean many nurses are at risk

Mouth care at the end of life: how to provide safe and essential interventions

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of providing dignified end of life care

Patient consent

Patient consent or assent – what’s the difference?

Advice on gaining consent, and what to do if a patient lacks capacity

Your booster jab: timeline, eligibility and how to address colleagues’ hesitancy

COVID-19 vaccine booster programme starts, with front-line nurses at the top of the queue

Menopause symptoms at work: what support should you expect?

Heavy periods, brain fog and hot flushes can all take their toll, but help is available

Flexible retirement from the NHS: your options if the end of working life is in sight

Choices you have if you’re wondering how and when to start drawing your pension

Grab your nurse discounts: the cut-price offers you need to know about

Our round-up of the best offers – from eco-friendly products, days out, to your weekly shop

Treatment options: can a patient demand one over another?

Patient choice is important in clinical decision-making, but not the only consideration

Flu vaccination: what are the changes in this year’s programme?

The biggest immunisation campaign ever is about to launch, amid fears about NHS capacity

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

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