Expert advice

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Legal advice: Can I accept gifts from patients?

What the NMC code says about nurses accepting gifts, plus how it might be interpreted

Dan Martin

Nurses and exercise: boost your physical activity without going to the gym

Small steps to increase your movement, mood and help your relationships with others

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Student attrition: why we need to be systematic in tackling it

Lack of standardised data hampers efforts to help students stay the course to graduation

Nursing applications are up, but even ‘heroes’ experience burnout

The COVID-19-related impact on nurses’ image is no long-term fix for nurse retention

I need a doctor’s appointment: does my employer have to give me time off?

Find out when you have the right to time off during working hours – and when you don’t

The UK needs foreign nurses to keep coming, but the pandemic is stopping them

The flow of overseas nurses has all but dried up since the coronavirus outbreak

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Does my employer have to give me time off for a job interview?

Your nursing contract may not cover this step in your job search, so be prepared to negotiate

Can I leave a nursing job without working the full notice period?

Be aware of the consequences if leaving will put you in breach of contract

A decent pay rise for nurses may take more than public support this time

With competing demands on public funds, a tough strategy for pay talks is needed

The COVID-19 crisis has shown us why embracing tech is so important for the NHS

The health service has committed to develop take up, but more funding is needed

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Even the suggestion of a pay freeze for nurses will hurt recruitment chances

The profession’s image is at an all-time high, but promises don’t last long in politics

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COVID-19 and professional indemnity: what nurses need to know

Ensuring nurses on the temporary register have indemnity in every sense of the word

What you need to know about the opt-out organ donation system

The implications as England joins Wales in adopting presumed consent for organ transplant

What the global survey of the nursing workforce tells us – and what’s missing

Flawed figures for the UK are a distraction in the State of the World’s Nursing report
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Could dilution of ICU skill mix become the new normal once this pandemic is over?

Nursing should beware the long-term implications of decisions taken to contain COVID-19
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COVID-19: without international nurses, where would the NHS or the prime minister be?

This post-Brexit pandemic has highlighted how heavily we rely on overseas-trained nurses
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Beyond the pandemic, nurses face a tough fight for fair pay

Applauded as the nation’s COVID-19 heroes, yet nurses will still have to compete for funding
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COVID-19: why nurses should only work within the limits of their competence

Use your judgement when working in challenging, unfamiliar environments during the pandemic

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