Expert advice

A stoma bag is positioned on a patient’s abdomen by gloved hands

Stoma care: tips on how to support patients, dispel myths and banish stigma

Practical advice on nursing care and addressing individuals’ lifestyle concerns

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What are High Intensity Theatre lists and what role do nurses play in them?

So-called ‘HIT’ lists are an innovative way to tackle surgical backlogs

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How to be assertive in the workplace – and tips for getting the tone right

Advice on expressing yourself clearly while being respectful of patients and colleagues

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5 healthy meals tips: how to pack a lunchbox to look forward to on busy shifts

Time and money-saving advice on eating and drinking well while at work

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When a patient is dying: nurses’ role in the hours before and after death

Recognising when death is near, verifying death and providing compassionate care

A nurse in scrubs sits while taking a break, looking tired and fanning her face with her eyes closed as she struggles with symptoms of menopause during a shift

Menopause: what reasonable adjustments can I expect at work?

Most nurses will experience menopause and new guidance says employers have a duty to help

Nurse reads a vital signs monitor at patient’s bedside. This is key information when assessing level of risk for a person with sepsis

Sepsis guidance update: how do I need to change my practice?

Nurse specialist explains the importance of more targeted antibiotic use

Ramadan and how to keep energy levels up in clinical practice during a month of fasting

Tips on the best ways to minimise hunger and thirst, while making time to pray on shift

Illustration of a nurse looking down and demotivated, holding a mask showing a brave face, which she is putting on her own face

How to give your best to patients when you’re lacking motivation

Finding ways to boost morale and reaching out to peers can help you get back on track

Man frowns and holds his chest as he coughs – chronic cough is a common experience among adults

Chronic cough in adults: how the latest guidance can help you help your patient

Advice on diagnosis and assessment, red flags, complications and timely referral

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Redeployment: what to expect if you are asked to work in another clinical area

How and when staff may be moved, and what makes them feel supported in unfamiliar roles

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Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

Pressure ulcers: how new advice could help you ensure care is consistent

Recommendations aim to improve care pathways and wound categorisation

IV paracetamol shortage: what you need to know

Advice on alternative routes of paracetamol administration and other pain-relieving drugs

5 tips to help you get fit – without paying for gym membership you might struggle to use

Steps you can take to protect your mind and body from the demands of the job

NHS staff parking: who pays, what are the rules and can I challenge charges?

Many nurses still pay to park at work, despite a lack of alternatives and rising costs

How to reduce your chances of getting a virus at work this winter

Do your best to avoid common winter viruses by upping your infection control game

Blood culture pathway: how we can improve patient care and sepsis detection

The guidance, training and multidisciplinary team working behind best practice

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